BRAMPTON, ON – Calling all hikers, cyclists, runners, and anyone who loves the outdoors – traveling the Etobicoke Creek Trail is both beautiful and a lot easier this autumn! Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Toronto and Region Conservation, (TRCA), the City of Brampton and the Town of Caledon, the Etobicoke Creek trail link is now complete, allowing users a continuous and scenic path from Brampton to Caledon.
Just north of Mayfield Road, west of Kennedy and east of Summer Valley Drive, more than 1.5 km (1500m) of new trail was created, including a new trailhead kiosk, providing the first off-road connection between Brampton and Caledon, and making cycling between the two cities safer and more accessible, whether for recreation or to connect people to the places they need to go. It will also allow for a mostly off-road cycling route, ultimately connecting the Waterfront Trail through Brampton to Caledon.
“Expanding Brampton’s network of safe walking and cycling trails has been a goal of mine since before taking office,” said Mayor Linda Jeffrey. “The new Etobicoke Creek Trail Link achieves that goal and provides Brampton residents with yet another opportunity to stay healthy and engage in an active lifestyle. Whether walking or cycling, the new 1.5 km off-road trail is a great way to enjoy all that nature has to offer, and also strengthens Brampton’s growing and vibrant cycle tourism industry.”
The city of Brampton is a great place to get outside and enjoy the seasonal colours! While out and about, explore Brampton’s 3,728 hectares of parkland (including 746 parks, 284 playgrounds and 250 sports fields) or its 224 km of trails system (including 4,000 pathway lights).
Did you know:
The City of Brampton’s Parks Maintenance and Forestry team also maintains, inspects, and supports:
• 18,716 square metres of annual flowerbeds
• 63,502 square metres of perennial/shrub beds
• 45 hectares of boulevard shrub beds
• 350 hectares of boulevards
• 26 cemeteries
• 4 community gardens
• Over 350,000 boulevard street trees
There’s plenty to do and see outdoors in Brampton. Get out and take the scenic route this fall!
About Brampton: The ninth-largest city in Canada, Brampton celebrates a diverse population that represents people from 209 distinct ethnic backgrounds who speak 89 different languages. Brampton residents and visitors have access to state-of-the-art recreation facilities and one of the fastest-growing transit systems in Canada. Opened in 2007, Brampton Civic Hospital is part of the William Osler Health System, which is one of the largest community hospitals in Canada. For more information, visit www.brampton.ca or follow @CityBrampton on Twitter.