If you’re a cyclist, you know the “Humber Gap”, the missing stretch of the Humber River trail that would join the gorgeous trails north of Weston to the many kilometers of trails that run down to Lake Ontario.
The gap is at the north end of Cruickshank Park, and it’s a pain.
In fact, it’s worse than a pain. It’s dangerous: trail users are forced onto a very busy stretch of Weston Road where, despite the sharrows, you’d have to be suicidal to take to two wheels.
Now the Toronto Region Conservation Authority is starting an environmental assessment that will take small steps to close the gap. A 2019 investigation found that it would be hard to do and would “require the construction of bridges, boardwalk structures, and securement of property.”
That feasibility study said that more needed to be known about the subsurface “to inform the placement and design of any proposed water crossings.” In addition, “Complete ecological, geotechnical, water resources and geomorphologic assessments were also recommended to inform and refine the proposed trail alignment concepts.”
Thanks to C for the tip.