Railpath Official Opening

Oct 30 2009 14:00


The official opening of the new West Toronto Railpath linear park on the west side of our neighbourhood will take place on Friday October 30th at 2:00pm, at the Wallace Ave. bridge.

A previous unofficial opening ceremony and parade was a success, even with all of the rain that day.

Here is the official announcement from councillor Giambrone's office, also attached as a PDF file.

West Toronto Railpath Park Official Opening Ceremonies

Councillor Adam Giambrone invites you to the official opening of the West Toronto Railpath Park on Friday, October 30, 2009. Councillor Giambrone, the City of Toronto, and Friends of the West Toronto Railpath are pleased to open the first 2.1 km of this exciting recreational trail.

  • Date: Friday, October 30, 2009
  • Location: West Toronto Railpath entrance at Wallace Avenue (south of Dupont, west of Perth, north of Bloor). See attached map.
  • Time:
    • 2:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks
    • 2:15 p.m. – Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    • 2:20 p.m. – cyclists gathered ride the trail and enjoy the sculptures
    • 2:25 p.m. – interested participants invited walk 2.1 km and explore the trail and sculptures
  • RSVP: Toronto Protocol RSVP Line 416-392-7667

The West Toronto Railpath Park is a new 2.1 kilometre multi-use trail that is perfect for cyclists, joggers, and people out for a stroll. Travelling alongside the railway corridor, it features extensive naturalized landscaping to create an appealing public space.
In addition to 2.1 km of park trail, designed by innovative Toronto-based firm Scott Torrance Landscape Architect Inc., the project includes four site-specific sculptures by renowned Toronto artist, John Dickson. The artwork series, Frontier, is inspired by the changing landscape of the Junction Railpath area. John Dickson was selected to work collaboratively with Scott Torrance Landscape Architects Inc. through an open competition coordinated by Toronto Cultural Services’ Public Art Office.
The Friends of the West Toronto Railpath is a community-based working group with the goal of assisting the City of Toronto finance, design and build a 6.5 kilometre path from Toronto’s Junction Neighbourhood into the heart of downtown Toronto and the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
Once future phases of the Railpath are built, it will be both a linear park and a sustainable transportation corridor, giving more than 250,000 Toronto residents a car-free path directly into the Toronto’s downtown core.

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Giambrone at the Railpath opening

Adam Giambrone tweeted a picture from the Railpath opening today.

Anyone else have photos or commentary from today's event?

Railpath Support

Congrats to all of you who have fought long and hard, tooth and nail to help create the West Toronto Railpath.
We at Boo Radley's have been strong supporters of the project and have from day one offered a discount to those healthy, hearty souls who arrive at our establishment with a bicycle. That offer is year 'round!!
Hope to see you on your bikes come winter!
Thank you from Boo

Not done yet

Boo Who ? I think I know. : ) Railpath is not done and stage 2 to Sudbury Street is moving slowly along. Stage 1 took over 10 years. Now that people can see it, stage 2 wont take that long. Then its north to our friends in Mount Dennis. It will happen folks, keep calling your councilor with support.

I will be biking in the winter if plowed, if not we have out x-country skis ready!

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