East Don Trail Project

The City of Toronto is working with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to design and construct a multi-use trail system within the East Don Corridor between the north end of Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, the Lower Don Trail System, and Gatineau Corridor Trail.


Under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) – Phase 1, the Government of Canada is investing up to $11.25 million for the East Don Trail project. The City of Toronto is matching this funding contribution

The City of Toronto is working with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to design and construct a multi-use trail system within the East Don Corridor between the north end of Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, the Lower Don Trail System, and Gatineau Corridor Trail.


Under the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) – Phase 1, the Government of Canada is investing up to $11.25 million for the East Don Trail project. The City of Toronto is matching this funding contribution

  • The Meadoway to connect with the East Don Trail

    16 days ago
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    Photo Credits: Future Landscapes (futurelandscapes.ca)


    There’s exciting news for the future East Don Trail. A new ground-breaking initiative for the City of Toronto will connect directly with the trail at Bermondsey Rd. Once complete, The Meadoway will be one of the country’s largest urban linear greenspaces. It will stitch together several fragmented pieces of trail to form a 16 km continuous multi-use path following the Gatineau hydro corridor east, all the way to the Rouge National Urban Park by the Toronto Zoo. It’s will become a much-needed east-west route as the majority of Toronto’s trail system runs north-south. Phase 1...

    Photo Credits: Future Landscapes (futurelandscapes.ca)


    There’s exciting news for the future East Don Trail. A new ground-breaking initiative for the City of Toronto will connect directly with the trail at Bermondsey Rd. Once complete, The Meadoway will be one of the country’s largest urban linear greenspaces. It will stitch together several fragmented pieces of trail to form a 16 km continuous multi-use path following the Gatineau hydro corridor east, all the way to the Rouge National Urban Park by the Toronto Zoo. It’s will become a much-needed east-west route as the majority of Toronto’s trail system runs north-south. Phase 1 of the East Don Trail will provide the perfect connection from the south to this new space. Sections of meadow have already been planted as The Meadoway begins to take shape. This green corridor promises to change the way we move in our city and will bring nature closer to the urban core. To find out more, visit www.themeadoway.ca.

  • Updated Construction Notices: Phase 1 and Phase 2

    about 2 months ago

    Updated construction notices for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the East Don Trail project are now available in the Document Library section of this website. Please refer to these notices for any information about the construction works completed to date as well as upcoming work.

    In addition to these updates, a new EDT Factsheet is available in the Document Library to address recent questions. As always, you can submit a question in the Q and A section of the EDT Project Website and a Project Team member would be happy to provide and answer.


    Updated construction notices for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the East Don Trail project are now available in the Document Library section of this website. Please refer to these notices for any information about the construction works completed to date as well as upcoming work.

    In addition to these updates, a new EDT Factsheet is available in the Document Library to address recent questions. As always, you can submit a question in the Q and A section of the EDT Project Website and a Project Team member would be happy to provide and answer.


  • Building Bridges

    about 2 months ago
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    On September 25th and 26th, the longest bridge on the East Don Trail (a total of 60m) was put in place. These photos show the positioning of a 40m and a 20m section being spliced together in mid-air over the East Don River! This bridge is one of three bridges that cross over the East Don River in Phase 2 of the project. Phase 2 trail work will connect the existing East Don Trail at Wynford Heights in the West to Wigmore Park in the East.

    Figure 1: Crews splice together two sections of bridge while suspended over the East...

    On September 25th and 26th, the longest bridge on the East Don Trail (a total of 60m) was put in place. These photos show the positioning of a 40m and a 20m section being spliced together in mid-air over the East Don River! This bridge is one of three bridges that cross over the East Don River in Phase 2 of the project. Phase 2 trail work will connect the existing East Don Trail at Wynford Heights in the West to Wigmore Park in the East.

    Figure 1: Crews splice together two sections of bridge while suspended over the East Don River.

    Figure 2: The 60m bridge is put in place over the East Don River.

    Bridge decking will be installed shortly with final paving and restoration to be completed for Phase 2 of the East Don trail by the end of 2019.


  • Construction over the summer months

    3 months ago
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    Construction of the East Don Trail has continued as planned throughout the summer months. Click the thumbnail on the left to view all photos.

    Phase 1

    The following photos show progress of the Helical pile, forming, rebar and concrete installation on the north and south foundations/abutments of permanent bridge # 1 over the East Don River.

    The following photo shows the armourstone wall construction within the portion of trail constructed within the existing hydro corridor on the west side of Bermondsey Road.

    Photo of granular base for future trail along East Don River towards future bridge #1.

    Phase 2

    The ...

    Construction of the East Don Trail has continued as planned throughout the summer months. Click the thumbnail on the left to view all photos.

    Phase 1

    The following photos show progress of the Helical pile, forming, rebar and concrete installation on the north and south foundations/abutments of permanent bridge # 1 over the East Don River.

    The following photo shows the armourstone wall construction within the portion of trail constructed within the existing hydro corridor on the west side of Bermondsey Road.

    Photo of granular base for future trail along East Don River towards future bridge #1.

    Phase 2

    The following photos show new trail construction from Pitcairn Crescent to the future switchback and from bridge 8 to bridge 9 where the trail will connect with the existing East Don trail at Wynford Heights Crescent.


    Construction on the trail connection for the portion through Wigmore Park to Elvaston Drive will be commencing this week.

    Please continue to check the website (https://yoursay.ca/east-don-trail) for updates.
  • Updated construction notice: West Don Parking Lot Improvement Project

    5 months ago

    An updated construction notice for the West Don Parking Lot Improvement Project is now available in the Document Library section of this website. Please refer to this notice for any information about the construction works completed to date as well as upcoming work for Spring 2019.

    An updated construction notice for the West Don Parking Lot Improvement Project is now available in the Document Library section of this website. Please refer to this notice for any information about the construction works completed to date as well as upcoming work for Spring 2019.

  • Updated construction notices: Phase 1 and Phase 2

    6 months ago

    Updated construction notices for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the East Don Trail project are now available in the Document Library section of this website. Please refer to these notices for any information about the construction works completed to date as well as upcoming work for Spring 2019.

    Updated construction notices for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the East Don Trail project are now available in the Document Library section of this website. Please refer to these notices for any information about the construction works completed to date as well as upcoming work for Spring 2019.

  • EDT Pop-Up Booth at Ravine Day Celebration, Sunday May 12 at Evergreen Brick Works

    6 months ago
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    Join representatives from the East Don Trail project as well as The Meadoway at the Ravine Day Celebration hosted at Evergreen Brick Works to learn about these ongoing trail development projects. Visit us to learn about what new areas you will be able to access once these projects are completed, and how you can stay up-to-date on developments during the construction phase. For more information about the event, visit https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/ravine-day/. Hope to see you there!

    Join representatives from the East Don Trail project as well as The Meadoway at the Ravine Day Celebration hosted at Evergreen Brick Works to learn about these ongoing trail development projects. Visit us to learn about what new areas you will be able to access once these projects are completed, and how you can stay up-to-date on developments during the construction phase. For more information about the event, visit https://www.evergreen.ca/whats-on/event/ravine-day/. Hope to see you there!

  • Tree planting and stewardship activities

    8 months ago
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    As the snow begins to melt, that means the tree planting and stewardship season is just around the corner! Last year, City of Toronto Forestry engaged with 3800 volunteers to plant over 15,000 trees and shrubs city-wide. In the East Don Valley area alone, volunteers planted more than 1000 woody and herbaceous plants. Volunteers at our Milne Hollow Community Stewardship Program site, near Lawrence Ave and the Don Valley Parkway, also helped to managed invasive species such as garlic mustard, buckthorn, and phragmites.

    Image: Community Stewardship Program volunteers planting at Milne Hollow restoration site. Photo credit: City of Toronto.


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    As the snow begins to melt, that means the tree planting and stewardship season is just around the corner! Last year, City of Toronto Forestry engaged with 3800 volunteers to plant over 15,000 trees and shrubs city-wide. In the East Don Valley area alone, volunteers planted more than 1000 woody and herbaceous plants. Volunteers at our Milne Hollow Community Stewardship Program site, near Lawrence Ave and the Don Valley Parkway, also helped to managed invasive species such as garlic mustard, buckthorn, and phragmites.

    Image: Community Stewardship Program volunteers planting at Milne Hollow restoration site. Photo credit: City of Toronto.


    Milne Hollow is one of seven Community Stewardship Program sites in the city where volunteers meet weekly from May to September to engage in restoration and stewardship activities. The City also hosts public weekend drop-in planting events in the spring and fall, partnering with local community groups and schools. We hope you will join us this year to help make the city greener!

    Image: Students from Gateway Public School in the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood planting to green their own school grounds. Photo credit: City of Toronto.


    To find out how to get involved visit www.toronto.ca/greentoronto or email greentoronto@toronto.ca.

  • Sneak Peek: Permanent bridge connecting Phase 2 to existing East Don Trail

    9 months ago
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    Here is a sneak peek of one of the permanent bridges that will be part of the new East Don Trail extension! This bridge will be located at the connection with the existing East Don Trail at Wynford Heights, at the west limit of Phase 2 (Map of Phase 2).

    Image: Permanent bridge for East Don Trail project. Photograph: Metric Contracting Services, February 2019.


    The steel decking will be installed once the bridge is on site. TRCA and City of Toronto are working with Metric Contracting Services for construction of the East Don Trail project.


    Here is a sneak peek of one of the permanent bridges that will be part of the new East Don Trail extension! This bridge will be located at the connection with the existing East Don Trail at Wynford Heights, at the west limit of Phase 2 (Map of Phase 2).

    Image: Permanent bridge for East Don Trail project. Photograph: Metric Contracting Services, February 2019.


    The steel decking will be installed once the bridge is on site. TRCA and City of Toronto are working with Metric Contracting Services for construction of the East Don Trail project.


  • Construction continues despite cold snap

    9 months ago
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    Despite the recent cold snap, construction on the East Don Trail project continues to move forward.

    Along Phase 1 (Phase 1 Map), the crew has completed construction of a temporary watertight cofferdam to allow for the building of a new armourstone wall which will protect the section of the trail passing below the DVP from erosion. Tree clearing continues along Phase 1, with continued care to minimize removal of larger trees (see the Factsheet on Tree Removal for more info).

    Image: Building the new armourstone wall (Phase 1). Photo credit: Construction crew, January 2019.

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    Despite the recent cold snap, construction on the East Don Trail project continues to move forward.

    Along Phase 1 (Phase 1 Map), the crew has completed construction of a temporary watertight cofferdam to allow for the building of a new armourstone wall which will protect the section of the trail passing below the DVP from erosion. Tree clearing continues along Phase 1, with continued care to minimize removal of larger trees (see the Factsheet on Tree Removal for more info).

    Image: Building the new armourstone wall (Phase 1). Photo credit: Construction crew, January 2019.

    Image: Excavating under the DVP (Phase 1). Photo credit: Construction crew, January 2019.

    Along Phase 2 (Phase 2 Map), the majority of tree removal is completed. Construction and silt fences have been erected along the construction site along the trail alignment. Sediment fences are used on construction sides to protect water quality in nearby streams from loose soil being transported by stormwater runoff.

    Image: Silt fencing and silt socks (Phase 2). Photo credit: Construction crew, January 2019.