Improvements to the Erin Centre Trail (Ninth Line to Winston Churchill Transitway Station) are tentatively scheduled to start this spring. This trail is supported and identified in the updated 2018 Cycling Master Plan.
The City is undertaking improvements on this trail to meet the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), making it safe and inclusive for all.
Trail improvements will include 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
For project updates and questions, please email the Park Development Section at email@example.com or call 311 (905-615-4311 outside Mississauga).
Frequently asked questions
Construction is tentatively scheduled to start June 2020.
Yes, the entire trail (approximately 2.8 km) is being resurfaced to meet AODA standards.
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 duration of the trail construction is expected to be approximately five months (weather permitting). Other unforeseen restrictions may extend the project duration.
The trail connects Golder Community Park, Jim Murray Community Park and McCarron Park. Access to the future Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park is at the intersection of Janice Drive and Ninth Line.
Once the trail is complete, the City will add 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 will install regulatory signage prohibiting motorized vehicles on the trail. There are also existing offset gates which will be preserved. These gates prevent vehicles to enter the trail corridor, but allow for wheelchairs, pedestrians, strollers, bicycles to pass through the gates.
The City must install temporary construction fencing to ensure public safety during the trail construction. The construction fencing will be removed as soon as the pertinent trail section is completed, inspected, deemed safe and ready for its intended purpose—public use and enjoyment.
No, the City considers this a public safety issue and wants to ensure that all construction is completed before opening a section of trail to the public. If the construction sequence and schedule change, the City will reopen unaffected corridor sections if they are safe for walking.