Front Street and John Street EAs have been approved. I previously wrote how both the John and Front Street EAs failed cyclists. The notice of completion for both projects has been issued and people will have an opportunity to object by June 11, 2012.
You can view the final report for John Street and the notice of completion. The Front Street report is here and the notice of completion here. Both of these EAs effectively short-changed and/or ignored the needs of cyclists, both young and old. Particularly with Front Street, there was a persistent bias that cycling wasn't a legitimate mode of transportation and could be ignored whenever it became inconvenient.
Send your concerns to:
Senior Public Consultation Coordinator
and also send your concerns to
The Honourable Jim Bradley
Minister of the Environment
Province of Ontario
77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
David Juliusson (not verified)
I received the following fromWed, 06/13/2012 - 15:26
I received the following from the Natural Environment Trails Program Office
The City of Toronto has commissioned Jay Hoots, the most experienced bike park designer in North America, to design a new bike park that will run parallel to the north side of Lakeshore Boulevard between Colborne Lodge Road and Ellis Avenue in the western beaches.
The park has been designed to offer progressively difficult challenges and opportunities for off-road cycling skill building. It includes: a skills trail, pumptracks, a wide variety of jump lines and a large drop and wall ride. Amenities such as benches, picnic tables, drinking fountains and family areas have been planned to make the park an ideal destination for families and people who have yet to try off-road cycling.
The new bike park will address the lack of off-road cycling venues in the west end of the city. It is hoped that it will reduce or eliminate informal parks being created in ecologically sensitive areas in the High Park neighbourhood. The project is a concrete example of Park, Forestry and Recreation's work with the off-road cycling community to protect the natural environment and trails system.
PFR staff will be working with all relevant stakeholders to develop a detailed design package for construction which is scheduled for Fall 2012.
Please join us for a public open house displaying the concepts for the park that will be held on Thursday June 21st 6:30-8:30pm at 3 Ellis Avenue (Lakeshore and Ellis)
For more information:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.