Rail path may one day come to Weston. One day.

Last week, City Council asked Metrolinx to make sure that there is enough space along the rail corridor to have “multi-use trails like the West Toronto Railpath” as Metrolinx works on its electrification plans.

Frances Nunziata told council that “residents and community groups of Ward 11 have long advocated for a bicycle path along the Kitchener Corridor”—and when she says “long”, she means it. She asked Metrolinx for a rail path back in 2010.

From Toronto.ca

This new ask comes from the Pedestrian Safety and Cycling Committee, which met with Metrolinx. Metrolinx said, bless them, that they should know whether a bike path will fit sometime in 2022.

No, that’s not a typo.

Author: Adam Norman

I am raising my two children in Weston.

3 thoughts on “Rail path may one day come to Weston. One day.”

  1. There are undoubtedly challenging areas along the route (bridges etc.), but this would allow for a direct safe ride/commute downtown at a reasonable grade. This is long overdue, and if council is serious about safe alternate transportation, a no brainer.

  2. The Weston Community Coalition advocated for a bike path along the rail corridor in 2005. When Metrolinx took over the project from GO and then from SNC Lavalin they promised to ‘protect’ space for a bike path. Once UP express was built they said it wasnt possible. I doubt waiting til 2022 will make a difference, except its an election year.

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