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 email@example.com. Possibly we can help by working together.