[Update, December 5: The location of the second meeting has been corrected.]
Following up on the initial meeting in September, the City of Toronto is hosting a pair of public meetings (PDF) this week about planned upgrades and improvements to the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail. The first meeting is at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4 at St. Paul’s Church (227 Bloor Street East, between Church and Jarvis Streets). This meeting will focus on the plans for the southern portion of the trail through the Moore Park Ravine and David Balfour Park. A second meeting to look at plans for the trail north of Mount Pleasant Cemetery is being held on Wednesday, December 5 at the West Preparatory Junior Public School (70 Ridge Hill Drive). If you’re unable to attend at least one meeting in person, you can still give feedback through email. The project website will have this week’s presentations and feedback forms online in a couple of days.
The City of Toronto is hosting a public meeting on Monday, February 6, 2012 where staff will present their recommendations for additions to the city’s off-road cycling network. Although none of the proposed routes are in Ward 29, a number of them do plug gaps in the Don Valley trail system or make connections to other routes like the Gatineau Hydro Corridor. Staff’s final report will be submitted to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in March, and for final approval by City Council after that. We encourage all interested cyclists to attend the meeting on Monday evening to examine the planned improvements and talk to staff. Ward 29 Bikes representatives will be attending; look us up if you’re there.
Who: City of Toronto Staff and you!
What: New multi-use trails public meeting
Where: Northern District Public Library
40 Orchard View Boulevard (1 block north of Eglinton Ave, east of Yonge) (map)
When: 5:30–7:30 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2012
Map from the City of Toronto website.