Final design public open house, February 26, 2020, at Museum of Contemporary Art, starting 6:30 p.m. Details at West Toronto Railpath web page.
The West Toronto Railpath is an exciting project to create a multi-use trail along the eastern edge of the Metrolinx Kitchener GO rail corridor that runs beside Sorauren Park.
The northern part of the trail, from the Dundas/College bridge north to Cariboo Avenue, was completed in 2009.
Plans are well under way to complete the southern portion, from the Dundas/College bridge past the park to Queen Street and eventually Stanley Park, connecting to the new pedestrian/trail bridge crossing the rail lines into Garrison Common/Fort York, and hence to the waterfront. Design is now 60 percent complete.
How does it affect Sorauren Park?
To continue the trail south, a pedestrian/trail bridge must be built to cross over the Barrie GO line, near No Frills.
The opportunity exists to create a spur off the top of the pedestrian/trail bridge into Sorauren Park, connecting the west side and east side of the tracks with a multi-use trail.
The 2014 West Toronto Railpath Extension Phase 2 Planning and Design Study included designs showing the opportunity for connecting Sorauren Park. These have been reiterated in the 2019 update.
Metrolinx and the City of Toronto are working on the Railpath extension. Many community groups, including the Friends of the West Toronto Railpath, are advising the planners.
It’s important for residents interested in the connection to Sorauren Park to attend community meetings and make your views known.
Meeting notices will be posted on SoraurenPark.com, on our social media feeds @SoraurenPark (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and through our email newsletter. You can also sign up directly for West Toronto Railpath news at the City of Toronto website.