loop trail toronto

Toronto could soon be getting an 81 km-long trail that weaves throughout the city

Mayor John Tory has put forth some new plans for revitalizing Toronto's ravines, the most exciting of which is an 81 km-long multi-use trail that would weave through a huge portion of the city.

The seamless off-road Loop Trail would connect multiple neighbourhoods and a huge chunk of the city's ravines, circling from the waterfront up to the Finch corridor, east to the Meadoway green space and west to the Humber River. 

It would be a part the City's official Ravine Strategy to help preserve and engage with Toronto's 300 km-long ravine network, and also the Cycling Network Plan to create better infrastructure for urban cyclists.

The path would also be in line with the interests of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, adding more usable green space in the GTA.

The best part? More than 80 per cent of the trail already exists, so filling in the gaps and adding an extra 15 km wouldn't be an untenable task to tackle.

Amenities and educational features would also be added throughout, and a micro-grant program implemented to encourage the use of Toronto's ravines.

The City has been working extra hard to add or revamp trails across Toronto lately, from the Martin Goodman Trail to the water's edge promenade and boardwalk.

The fate of the potential Loop Trail lies in the hands of the city's Executive Committee, which will discuss it at a meeting on January 23.

Lead photo by

Sebastian Ip


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Woman tries to make nice with neighbour who reported her to Toronto inspectors

10 apartment rental websites in Toronto you need to use for your next search

Toronto just got a tiny new park that will connect to something huge

Toronto expected to see way more thunderstorms than usual this summer

Nearly 4,000 businesses closed down in Toronto last year but it's not all bad news

Toronto may be getting a cool new solution to missing your package deliveries

Ontario driver avoiding RIDE check was hiding thousands of pot plants in their car

Toronto officials warn of potential monkeypox exposure at two popular nightclubs