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West Toronto RailPath | by Sharon Vander Kaay
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West Toronto RailPath

The West Toronto RailPath was developed and funded by the City of Toronto for bicycle and pedestrian use. It is an example of an urban rails-to-trail project, located in the Junction neighbourhood.

 

Phase 1 of the path, which runs from Cariboo Avenue to Dundas Street West and Sterling Road, was completed in 2009. It was designed by Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc. in conjunction with Brown and Storey Architects. The project restored historical rail bridges, added new public art pieces by artist John Dickson. New entrance points are located at Dupont and Bloor Streets. Concrete plazas are located along the trail where existing streets intersect it, providing neighbourhood connections and gathering places. Indigenous plants are thrive here, and the sound of crickets provides s a welcome respite in the big city.

 

 

 

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Taken on September 15, 2012