This is a City of Mississauga led project, in conjunction with Hydro One Networks Inc.
The trail will provide a new north-south connection in the city. It is part of the City’s plan to expand active recreational opportunities and to provide connections to other local trails, parks, bike routes and points of interest.
The trail is designed to meet the Accessibility Standards for the Design of Public Spaces, making it safe and inclusive for all.
Progress and updates
The City is seeking approval from Hydro One Networks Inc. for the trail in 2021.
View designs of the trail that were presented at public information sessions on July 6 and August 10, 2021:
- Atwater Avenue to Halliday Avenue
- Halliday Avenue to Brooks Drive
- Brooks Drive to South Service Road
Virtual public information sessions were held on July 6, 2021 and August 10, 2021.
Based on feedback we received during these virtual information sessions, the City has agreed to submit an alternative alignment for HONI’s review and approval. Please note the minimum time it will take for Hydro One to review the City’s re-submission is twelve weeks, depending on the number of applications they are currently reviewing.
Public notifications will be sent to residents within 120 m of the hydro corridor in advance of trail construction.
Please check this web page for project updates, or call 311 (905-615-4311 from outside city limits).
Frequently asked questions
This connection is supported and identified in the updated 2018 Cycling Master Plan, which thorough its development a public engagement process was undertaken, 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 #20.
Please view the Cycling Master Plan on p.43 at https://www.mississauga.ca/publication/cycling-master-plan/
This primary off road trail was prioritized for implementation in the 2018 Cycling Master Plan. Hydro One Networks Inc. is the landowner and the City has been working closely with them for requirements and approval. Pending final approval from Hydro One Networks Inc., construction is tentatively scheduled to commence in spring 2022.
The trail alignment will be set and approved by Hydro One Networks Inc. This includes how the trail is setback from the hydro towers and it follows the existing grades within the hydro corridor. The 3-metre wide, asphalt trail will meander along the east side of the corridor.
Hydro One Networks Inc. has no plans to remove the towers or dispose of this corridor at this time.
No. Trail lights are not allowed in hydro corridors.
No. Planting in this corridor is not allowed by Hydro One Networks Inc.
Yes. Recycling and trash containers will be installed along the trail.
The City will only remove vegetation where the new trail will be constructed as approved by Hydro One Networks Inc.
The existing fencing along the perimeter of the corridor will remain.
The City will install regulatory signage prohibiting motorized vehicles on the trail. Offset gates will be installed to prevent access to motorized vehicles, while allowing for pedestrians, cyclists, strollers and wheelchairs to pass through the gates.
Benches will be installed at street entrances to the trail.
Call 311 (or 905-615-4311 from outside Mississauga) and you will be connected to Corporate Security.
No. The City’s license agreement with Hydro One Networks Inc. only permits the installation of a trail.