A 0.7 km northward extension of the Etobicoke Creek Trail known as the Sherway Trail has been in the works since 2009. The trail will connect the northern and southern portions of Etobicoke Valley Park, which are currently separated by the QEW, and connected with a narrow dirt trail.
Approximately 160 meters of the trail has already been already completed in the southern portion of the Etobicoke Valley Park when the Etobicoke Creek Trail was repaved late last year with federal funds from Canada’s Economic Action Plan.
The project has obtained the necessary funding and approvals from the Toronto Region and Conservation Authority, as well as the City of Toronto. The final approvals from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) were in the process of being obtained, when the project was put on hold, pending a decision by the Ontario Realty Corporation who is considering selling a portion of MTO land near the Evans Road and West Mall intersection.
In response to this delay, a letter was sent to Minister Wynne from provincial MPP Laurel Broten, and TRCA Chair Suzanne Barrett as requested by Coalition Sherway Trail Project Team, to try to expedite the process and remove the hold on the project. We will post these letters by next week.