As a City of Mississauga led project, the trail will provide a new north-south connection in the city, expand active recreational opportunities and connections to other local trails, bike routes and points of interest.
2018 Cycling Master Plan
This connection is supported and identified in the updated 2018 Cycling Master Plan (CMP). A thorough public engagement process was undertaken in the development of the 2018 CMP, including two public open houses, regular meetings with a working group of the Mississauga Cycling Advisory Committee, information tables at five local community events and information tables at community centres and libraries in all 11 City wards.
Through the master planning process residents, cycling groups and key stakeholders provided their feedback on future trails, including Off Road Trail #11. A summary of the 2018 CMP feedback received is available online.
The trail was designed to meet Design of Public Spaces Standards within the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), making it safe and inclusive for all.
Here are examples of what the trail may look like when built:
View the alignment map air photo
Frequently asked questions
Construction is tentatively scheduled to start Fall 2020.
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 Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) standards.
The duration of the trail construction is expected to take approximately six months (weather permitting). Other unforeseen restrictions may extend the project duration.
Yes, there are several transit stops close to the trail. Visit triplinx.ca to plan your trip or to locate transit stops.
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. We will be installing offset gates. These gates prevent vehicles to enter the trail corridor, but allow for wheelchairs, pedestrians, strollers, bicycles to pass through.
The City must install temporary construction fencing to protect the public 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—the 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.
Coyote sightings are common in Mississauga and surrounding areas. Learn more about wildlife in Mississauga.
Yes. Garbage cans are located along the trail.
The City is one of several corporations that license these corridors from Infrastructure Ontario, through Hydro One Inc. If you see activity in the corridor, it may be a utility company completing federally regulated annual inspections of their infrastructure. If you are concerned, please call
311 (905-615-4311 from outside Mississauga) for more information.