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Railpath Cleanup Day April 18

Join the Parkdale RoadRunners and Community members for a cleanup on the Railpath ! Here are the deets:

The sun is finally out and it’s time to give our community a bit of spring cleaning! On Saturday, April 18, Parkdale Roadrunners will be doing our part to make the West Toronto Railpath a little more beautiful for all us runners and everyone else using it this spring and summer. As part of the city’s Clean Toronto Together 2015 project, we’re asking anyone and everyone to spare about one hour to help us clean the Railpath between Bloor St. and Dundas St.

WHEN AND WHERE: Meet on the Railpath at the Bloor Street entrance at 12 NOON. We will move south as a group, cleaning as we go. Bags will be dropped for City pick-up at Dundas St. Garbage / recycling bags will be provided. We hope to be done it all by 1 p.m.
BRING AND WEAR: A pair of gloves if you have them and wear your PDRR gear.
Let’s do this!

(other cleanup locations in Junction Triangle)


Railpath Expansion Update

Railpath expansion is in the last days of an environmental Assessment (EA) and barring any last minute snags the shovels will go in the ground in 2017! Yea! We had hoped that 2016 would be the year but the EA process has taken longer so it has pushed back the final design and tendering.

On October 22 the Province announced that cycling infrastructure would no longer be required to use the time consuming provincial environmental assessment process and would now be subject to a shorter review. This means that Railpath 2 has automatically moved to the final stage of public notice before an RFP for detailed drawings can tendered.

This is the City of Toronto EA page for the project. There is a slide show that can be opened to provide a great overview. One note, the most southerly part of the expansion shows a route from Abell Street south east that uses Sudbury Avenue. This was not the original preferred route and is not going to happen at this time. This remaining short stretch is going to be rethought, considering the original preferred route along the rail corridor, and other potential routes, in conjunction with locals and stakeholders. The idea is to think big and inventive and see how we can get people across King and into Liberty Village in a way that adds to the community and adds to the larger Railpath vision.

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Railpath in En Route Magazine

West Toronto Railpath was featured as one of Toronto’s best design spots in a recent issue of Air Canada’s En Route Magazine

Railpath In The News

Railpath featured in Conde Nast Traveler photo essay on elevated parks!


Expansion Meeting June 23ard

The West Toronto Railpath is a landmark of our community, offering critical green space and an important cycling and pedestrian corridor.

Phase 2 of this project is the extension of Railpath south of Dundas and has been a top priority for my office and I am very excited to announce new breakthroughs in discussion with Metrolinx about this important community project.

Join us for our public meeting on June 23rd, 5:30-8:30PM at 75 Lansdowne Avenue and participate in the design feedback on this important pedestrian and cycling corridor. Please also pass this information along to neighbours and friends who may be interested.WTR_Expansion_Mtg_2

DandyHorse Covers Expansion

Railpath expansion featured in the Dandyhorse Magazine Blog:

Railpath 2 Walks April 25,26,27

As part of the Gladtsone’s  Grow-Op Festival join a team of architects, planners, and community leaders, on foot or bike, to discover the secrets of the Railpath past and future in a series of walks taking place on April 25, 26, 27 . All the links and details are here:

For more information about Railpath Stage 2 visit the City of Toronto website Page.