West Toronto Railpath Extension Study


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Study Overview

The City of Toronto is studying a preferred route for extending the West Toronto Railpath from the Dundas Street West overpass (at Sterling Road), along the Georgetown GO Transit rail corridor, to Strachan Avenue and the planned Fort York Pedestrian & Cycle Bridge.

The Study will determine:

  • A preferred route/alignment for the Railpath extension
  • Combination of city streets and rail corridors with new bridge crossing over existing streets to make the route continuous
  • Access points linking the Railpath with surrounding communities
  • Urban design features such as landscaping, public art, bike parking, signage and lighting

Public Consultation

The first public event for this project will be held on:

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Time:5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: New Horizons Tower, 1140 Bloor Street West (at Dufferin Street)

View Meeting Notice (pdf)


West Toronto Rail Path

The Primary Study Area extends 200 metres on either side of the Georgetown GO Transit rail corridor between Dundas
Street West to Strachan Avenue. (click on image to view larger map)


In 2001, City Council adopted the Toronto Bike Plan which set out short and long-term goals for on and off-street cycling infrastructure. The Toronto Bike Plan identified an off-road trail connection along the Georgetown GO Transit rail corridor from north of Dupont Street to Strachan Avenue.

The first phase of the West Toronto Railpath from Cariboo Avenue (just north of Dupont) to the Dundas Street West Overpass along the rail corridor was completed in 2008. This section of Railpath received the 2011 City of Toronto Urban Design Award.

West Toronto Rail Path

In June 2012, City Council adopted the multi-year Bikeway Trails Implementation Plan and new trail connection priorities. These priorities included a recommendation for an environmental assessment study to develop a preferred route to extend the West Toronto Railpath south from Dundas Street West to Strachan Avenue.

Upon completion of this Study, the City’s goal is to commence construction of the Railpath extension in 2015 after Metrolinx has completed construction within their corridor for the Go Transit service expansion and the Air-Rail Link service from the Union Station to the Pearson Airport.

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We Would Like To Hear From You

Public consultation is an important part of this study. You are invited to learn more and to share your insights and opinions at any time. For more information, please contact:

Maogosha Pyjor
Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19th Floor, 55 John St.
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Tel: 416-338-2850
TTY: 416-397-0831
Fax: 416-392-2974
Email: [email protected]

All submissions will be documented, reviewed by the project team and included in the project record. We regret that we cannot directly respond to every individual message received. A summary of comments and project team responses will be published at key stages of the study.

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Environmental Assessment Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

Media enquiries should be directed to:

Steve Johnston
Senior Communications Coordinator
Tel: 416-392-4391
Email: [email protected]

Braden Root-McCaig
Executive Assistant to Councillor Ana Bailão
Tel: 416-338-5274
Email: [email protected] 

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Environmental Assessment Process

This study will follow a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Schedule ‘C’ process, which includes identifying the problem/opportunity, developing and evaluating a reasonable range of alternative solutions, and providing opportunities for public input.

City Hall Address:

Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite C42
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

Open: Monday - Friday 8:30AM - 4:30PM

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 416-392-7012

Fax: 416-392-7957

Constituency Office:

1240 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M6H 1N5

Open: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
1pm - 6pm

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