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INFRASTRUCTURE: Cyclists eager to extend trips downtown on the West Toronto Railpath

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The 3.5-metre-wide cycling and pedestrian path currently runs for two kilometres along the railway corridor, roughly following Dundas Street West, from Dupont Street in the north to near College Street in the south. Now, six years after the first leg opened, cyclists were eager to hear about the three-kilometre extension that will take the mostly […]


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INFRASTRUCTURE: West Toronto Railpath Extension Public Consultation Review

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Today I’m linking to a really good synopsis (with photos!) of the public consultation on the West Toronto Railpath Extension by Jnyyz on his blog “Biking in a Big City“. Looks very good…. as an east ender, I’m pretty jealous. Tonight was the long awaited final public consultation on the West Toronto Railpath extension. This followed […]


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EVENT: Mon, June 23 – West Toronto Railpath Extension Public Meeting

The second of two public events for this study will take place on: Date: Monday, June 23, 2014 Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. with a presentation at 6:30 p.m. Location: Parkdale Community Recreation Centre, 75 Lansdowne Avenue Study Overview The City of Toronto is studying a preferred route for extending the West Toronto Railpath […]


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EVENT: Apr. 25-27 – Guided Railpath Extension Tours!

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Well this looks awesome. Guided tours of the proposed route of the Railpath Extension! We invite you to explore the proposed route and help shape what will become Toronto’s premiere piece of cycling infrastructure. Join us on a series of guided walking and cycling tours that promise to reveal the landscape of the rail corridor. Guided tours […]


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“Living Walls” Proposed Along West Toronto Railpath and Train Tracks

Put your hand up if you’d rather see attractive and healthy green walls beside the Railpath instead of ugly soul-destroying concrete? In a press release issued on September 17, a community activist group called the Junction Triangle Rail Committee made a counterproposal: Instead of walls made of concrete, vinyl, or acrylic, why not use plants […]


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West Toronto Railpath extension planning begins

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The city has started an environmental assessment to study how best to route the Railpath’s southern extension. Unfortunately, running the trail into downtown isn’t as simple as paving a path beside the railroad tracks. For the existing section of the path, the city had purchased an out-of-use railway right-of-way. But South of Dundas, city planners […]


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The News Cycle for Monday, Nov. 7, 2011

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Birchmount bike lanes latest to bite the dust [BlogTO] The removal of bikelanes under the Rob Ford regime continues, as Toronto removes incentives to cycle while every other major (and non-major) city in the world adds bikelanes, bike parking and more.  World class cities welcome cyclists, Rob! The Fixer: Cycling a better way to get […]


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Video: An Early Spring Railpath Ride

The great weather has gotten Tino of BikeLaneDiary out on the West Toronto Railpath to take some video. Happy Good Morning Ride from Tino on Vimeo. Music by Leo Kottke.


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