Florence Trail

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In the fall of 2021, the Town of Whitby started the detailed design for the paving of a pedestrian trail connection between Florence Drive and Garden Street. The new paved trail will better connect the community and allow improved access for mobility devices, bikes and strollers.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2022 and be completed in time for late summer 2022.

Trail Improvements include:

  • converting the existing path to a 2.5 metre wide paved surface;
  • adding two designated rest areas, and;
  • planting native trees.

Town staff always considers a number of factors when planning projects like this, including accessibility, safety and how the land around the site is used.

Planning Background

The Town's Official Plan and several Council approved guiding documents help direct the development of our parks and trails. These include the Culture, Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan (CPROS) and the Sports Facility Strategy (SFS). Both of these studies account for trends, demographics, current inventory and service levels. In addition, the Active Transportation Plan, and Cycling and Leisure Trails Plan provide guidance for trail development.

Share Your Thoughts

Now through February 13, view the proposed trail rendering above and share any questions or comments with Town Staff below.

In the fall of 2021, the Town of Whitby started the detailed design for the paving of a pedestrian trail connection between Florence Drive and Garden Street. The new paved trail will better connect the community and allow improved access for mobility devices, bikes and strollers.

Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2022 and be completed in time for late summer 2022.

Trail Improvements include:

  • converting the existing path to a 2.5 metre wide paved surface;
  • adding two designated rest areas, and;
  • planting native trees.

Town staff always considers a number of factors when planning projects like this, including accessibility, safety and how the land around the site is used.

Planning Background

The Town's Official Plan and several Council approved guiding documents help direct the development of our parks and trails. These include the Culture, Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan (CPROS) and the Sports Facility Strategy (SFS). Both of these studies account for trends, demographics, current inventory and service levels. In addition, the Active Transportation Plan, and Cycling and Leisure Trails Plan provide guidance for trail development.

Share Your Thoughts

Now through February 13, view the proposed trail rendering above and share any questions or comments with Town Staff below.

  • Now through February 13, view the proposed trail rendering above and share any questions or comments with Town Staff.

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Page last updated: 24 Jan 2022, 04:05 PM