Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail
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 communities in York Region, forming a north-south spine that links the shores of Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario. The route connects to other trails within York Region and the Greater Toronto Area. It provides new opportunities for both commuter and recreational pedestrians and cyclists to explore the Region and to travel on dedicated and comfortable cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.
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
Lake to Lake Snapshot
Read additional information about what has been completed and is planned for the Lake to Lake Route in your community:
The following maps and information are in PDF format and are intended for print purposes. For accessible communication supports please contact us @email
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.
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 York Region 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:
- Overview Report
- Report Volume 1
- Report Volume 2