I have great news for those who love the West Toronto Railpath as much as I do! The Notice of Completion and the 30 day public review period for the West Toronto Railpath Environmental Assessment was issued last week on Thursday January 14, 2016. What this means is that the City has completed a study to determine a route for extending the Railpath south from Dundas St W, along the Kitchener GO corridor to beyond Strachan Ave and the planned Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle bridge.
The recommended solution consists of a multi-use trail that will be aligned in the rail corridor under the Dundas St W bridge to Dufferin St and on street and adjacent to the rail corridor from Dufferin St to Abell St. Currently there is no recommendation for a route between Abell St to the planned Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge as more study and public consultation is needed to fully under the impacts and opportunities for this section. For more information and to read the Environmental Study Report (ESR) please visit www.toronto.ca/westrailpath. I look forward to working with the Friends of the West Toronto Railpath and other stakeholders to make this extension a reality for Ward 18.