Good news on Earl Bales Trail Link!

Thanks to all who responded to TFN’s recent action request and emailed their councillor supporting the Earl Bales Trail Link! On Nov 8, City Council unanimously directed City staff to explore the best trail route between Earl Bales Park and York Mills subway station. Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff are to consult with the City’s Transportation Services on the feasibility of a year-round trail route. The route will have to tick the following boxes:

  • not interfere with the Don Valley Golf Course
  • maximize connectivity and safety for trail users
  • minimize impact on habitat and hydrogeologic features

Council forgot to set a target date for staff to report back on a preferred trail route, so supporters of this trail link will need to monitor and request updates. Learn more about the proposal and City Council’s decision at the City’s link to item 2023.IE7.8.

TFN supports improving year-round public trail access to urban nature all over the city. The Earl Bales – York Mills trail proposal is one good example.  Have you been asking for better trail access in your neighbourhood? Let TFN know about your site at Possibly we can help by working together.

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.