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Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail

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What is the Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail?

The Lake to Lake Route is a 121 kilometre recreational and commuter trail that will connect Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario.  It is a transformative project that will form a key spine of York Region and the City of Toronto’s active transportation network, connecting to trails like the Greenbelt Route, PanAm Path and Waterfront Trail, destinations like transit hubs, and other attractions like beaches, community centres, and parks.

State of the Trail

Lake to Lake Connects Communities

The Lake to Lake route connects local municipalities and communities in the central part of York Region to form the north-south spine of the overall regional cycling and trail networks. The Lake to Lake Route links the shores of Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario and connects to other trails within York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. The trail will provide new opportunities for both recreational and commuter traffic to use active modes of transportation to explore the region and to travel on dedicated and comfortable cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

Here is an update on progress of Route implementation as of December 2016:

Infographic showing length of Lake to Lake Route length, length by municipality and type of trail. For a detailed description please call 1 877 464 9675 extension 75051.

Why Lake to Lake?

The Lake to Lake Route was part of the Region’s Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan, endorsed by Council in 2008.  The trail was envisioned as a key amenity for residents and a destination for visitors.

"The Lake to Lake route will support council's plan to stimulate economic and tourism development" - York Region Transportation Services Committee

Lake to Lake Connections

Graphic map with legend showing the Lake to Lake Route connections. For a detailed description of this map please call 1 877 464 9675 extension 75051.

Lake to Lake Snapshot

Infographic showing a snapshot of the Lake to Lake Route progress, trail percentage and lengths of trial. For a detailed description please call 1 877 464 9675 extension 75051.

Read additional information about what has been completed and is planned for the Lake to Lake Route in your community:

Aurora

East Gwillimbury

Georgina

Markham

Newmarket

Richmond Hill

Toronto


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The Story Map

To learn more about the progress of the Lake to Lake route view an interactive route map that includes photos of some of the trail’s highlights.

Screen shot graphic of the Lake to Lake Story Map landing page. For a detailed description of this graphic please call 905 830 4444 extension 75051

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Feasibility and Design Study

The concept of the Lake to Lake Route originated as part of the York Region Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan in 2008.  The Plan recommended the creation of an on-road and off-road cycling route and walking trail from Lake Simcoe at the northern edge of the Region of York through the City of Toronto to Lake Ontario in the south.  York Region has since completed a comprehensive feasibility and design study that has resulted in the selection of a preferred route as well as a preliminary design, cost estimates, and details about how the Lake to Lake Route could be implemented within the Region.

The Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail comprehensive design and feasibility study (2013) consists of the following documents:

 

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