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Milkman’s Lane Reconstruction Information Session

via the City of Toronto:

Milkman’s Lane is a 300m, 3m wide gravel surface trail in Rosedale entering the Don Valley from South Drive near Craigleigh Gardens Park.

The trail is well-used by hikers, dog-walkers, cyclists and joggers and connects the community to the Don Valley trail network and the Don Valley Brick Works. It has existed for over 130 years and was used historically by equestrians and for transportation of commercial goods, among other uses lost to history.

Due to ongoing severe erosion issues on Milkman’s Lane, the City of Toronto’s Natural Environment and Community Programs section of Urban Forestry is working with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority on its reconstruction. This will include the installation of erosion control measures, resurfacing, and new fencing.

In addition to trail improvements, tree and forest understory health decline on the ravine slopes adjacent to Milkman’s Lane will be addressed. These slopes, and particularly the slope from Craigleigh Gardens Park, contain an extensive informal trail system and are subject to large volumes of off-trail traffic. This has resulted in soil compaction and the loss of understory vegetation, which in turn has caused slope erosion and tree damage. In order to protect the forest, which contains large oak and maple trees, as well as black cherry, hemlock, yellow birch, ironwood and the nationally endangered butternut, a comprehensive restoration plan and planting program will be implemented over the next 5-10 years to help promote forest regeneration, reduce invasive species and stabilize ravine slopes.

Construction will start in October of 2011 and take approximately 6 weeks to complete.

Please note that there is a Public Information Session on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011:

  • Open House: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Presentation: 6:30 to 7:00 pm
  • Discussion and comments: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • @ Evergreen Brick Works
  • Centre for Green Cities
  • Building 12
  • Blake’s Room (2nd floor)

For more information please call 311 or email trails@toronto.ca.

 

[photo from Toronto Ravines and Trails with Abbey]

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