Improvements to the Erin Centre Trail (Ninth Line to Winston Churchill Transitway Station) were completed in September 2020. This trail was supported and identified in the updated 2018 Cycling Master Plan.
The City undertook improvements on this trail to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), making it safe and inclusive for all.
Trail improvements included the following features and amenities:
- Asphalt paved trail to meet AODA standards
- Armour stone rest areas
- Two rest areas with benches and informative trailhead signs
- Garbage bins along the trail at street entrances
Frequently asked questions
As trails are built or resurfaced throughout the city, standard amenities such as armour stone rest areas, benches, trailhead signage, garbage cans and swing gates are added. These amenities meet AODA standards.
The trail connects Golder Community Park, Jim Murray Community Park and McCarron Park. Access to the future Building Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Mattamy Sports Park is at the intersection of Janice Drive and Ninth Line.
The City has added line and image markings on the trail surface to show pedestrians and cyclists which side of the trail to stay on.
Dogs are welcome on the trail as long as they are kept on a leash and owners clean up after them (e.g. stoop and scoop).
The City has installed regulatory signage prohibiting motorized vehicles on the trail. There are also existing offset gates which have been preserved. These gates prevent vehicles to enter the trail corridor, but allow for wheelchairs, pedestrians, strollers, bicycles to pass through the gates.