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Comments and reports about this project have been shared in one of the cycling forums. It makes sense to track this separately as it is built.
 
btw this construction is for phase 1. Phase 2 will follow shortly. Phase 3 is not even in planning stages yet, as the marsh/wetlands nature of the area is proving difficult to find a solution that is cost effective and doesnt harm the ecosystem.

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Hope I will be able to ride up next summer!

You wont! lol. Construction will be complete just in time for the cold weather of 2019!

East Don Phase 1 Notice

Construction of the East Don Trail – Phase 1 From Taylor Massey Park to Gatineau Hydro Corridor
Contract: #10005933
Start Date: September 2018
End Date: December 2019

Then, the completed asphalt will sit an entire winter through the freeze/thaw without ever being used! Toronto planning at its finest!
 
You wont! lol. Construction will be complete just in time for the cold weather of 2019!

East Don Phase 1 Notice



Then, the completed asphalt will sit an entire winter through the freeze/thaw without ever being used! Toronto planning at its finest!
You’re being too pessimistic. Chances are completion will be delayed until summer 2021 so all will be well.
 
btw this construction is for phase 1. Phase 2 will follow shortly. Phase 3 is not even in planning stages yet, as the marsh/wetlands nature of the area is proving difficult to find a solution that is cost effective and doesnt harm the ecosystem.

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It this back-asswards. What use is phase two if phase three links the two?
 
It this back-asswards. What use is phase two if phase three links the two?

No.

Phase 3, if built as proposed would be extremely destructive environmentally. It would bisect a high quality wetland that is a source of drinking water and shelter for wildlife, including deer.

The hope is to find a way to push phase 3 to other side (west) of the river, running along land that is currently part of the Flemingdon golf course.

The golf course, despite being partially on public land, has been less than cooperative thus far.

This led to the idea of considering the east side solution, which aside from being destructive, is also more expensive than the original budget.

I would strongly oppose constructing the missing link on the east side of the River.

Both free floating segments still create new useful connections.

The East Don trail will continue from the Forks of the Don (Don Mills/DVP) to the Gatineau Hydro corridor and Bermondsey.

There is funding in place to building a connecting trail to Eglinton to the existing Gatineau Trail.

The northern section of trail would come south to Wigmore Park, providing a new east-side access to Sloane (Bermondsey).

Pending completion of connecting trail, one will still be able to use Sloane/Bermondsey as a connection.
 
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When will the connection between Bermondsey and Eglinton finally be build? Last missing link!

Likely in 2021. Its tied to Metrolinx construction of the Crosstown in that area as it requires lights to cross Eglinton.
 
You’re being too pessimistic. Chances are completion will be delayed until summer 2021 so all will be well.

Ah. Toronto optimism through extreme pessimism. Another example would be "the way condo prices are going up so fast theres no way the bubble wont burst eventually"
 
No.

The hope is to find a way to push phase 3 to other side (west) of the river, running along land that is current part of the Flemingdon golf course.

The golf course, despite being partially on public land, has been less than cooperative thus far.

For such a socialist country like the republicans in America decry Canada to be, the government really seems to suck at the whole imposing of will onto corporations part of socialism that the right seems to claim will happen.
 
Construction will be complete just in time for the cold weather of 2019!

Then, the completed asphalt will sit an entire winter through the freeze/thaw without ever being used! Toronto planning at its finest!

Okay, then lets just needlessly delay completion by another half a year so that it opens in the summer, and act as if this would be good planning. Is that what you prefer?
 

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