BRAMPTON, ON (July 6, 2021) – The much-anticipated interregional connection on the Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail from Brampton, to Mississauga, to Caledon, is now complete. Users can now walk, hike, or cycle continuously between the three communities.
The new two-kilometre interregional connection fills a critical gap in the trail between Brampton and Mississauga, allowing safe passage under Highway 407 and Highway 410, from the Kennedy Road Trail entrance, to the city limit. It provides a continuous off-road active transportation route that connects Lake Ontario and the Waterfront Trail to the Greenbelt Trail in Caledon.
In Brampton, the trail passes through the downtown core, providing access to a wide range of cultural and seasonal activities. The full Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail extends approximately 34.5 kilometres, along the Etobicoke Mimico Watershed and through natural and urban settings. More than 4,000 trees and 14,000 shrubs have been planted by the TRCA and City along the Kennedy Valley to enhance the environmental benefits of the trail.
This initiative was a collaborative effort between the City of Brampton, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Region of Peel, Town of Caledon, City of Mississauga, and the Ministry of Transportation.
The connection supports the City’s Active Transportation Master Plan, which aims to implement a connected cycling and pedestrian network across the city, and connect to neighbouring municipalities, to enable safer, more convenient travel by non-motorized modes, and providing safe, attractive and connected cycling trails. To learn more about the City’s Active Transportation Master Plan, visit www.brampton.ca/atp.
Three kilometres of the Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail are sponsored by Coke Canada Bottling, beginning at the Kennedy Road trail entrance and ending at the city limit. This is the City’s first corporate sponsor for a recreational trail in Brampton and will contribute to ongoing trail maintenance. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities at www.brampton.ca/sponsorship.
“I am pleased to announce the completion of the Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail interregional connection. Brampton is a Green City and a Healthy and Safe City, and we are committed to becoming a bicycle and walk-friendly community. I encourage everyone to stay active and explore the trail. Thank you to our partners and sponsor!”
- Patrick Brown, Mayor, City of Brampton
“As a cycling enthusiast, I am excited about the new Etobicoke Creek interregional trail connection, which provides a continuous and safe active transportation route between several communities. I encourage everyone to enjoy Brampton’s beautiful and scenic trails – whether on your bike, hiking, or walking.”
- Rowena Santos, Regional Councillor, Wards 1 & 5; Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
“We are proud to have collaborated with our partners to bring the Etobicoke Creek connection to life and support active transportation in Brampton. It’s so important for everyone to get outside and enjoy our parks and trails, and Etobicoke Creek Trail is a sight to see!”
- Charmaine Williams, City Councillor, Wards 7 & 8; Vice-Chair, Community Services, City of Brampton
“City staff are committed to enhancing active transportation opportunities in Brampton. Thank you to our community partners and our first trail corporate sponsor, Coke Canada Bottling. I invite everyone to visit the trail, and to learn more about sponsorship opportunities in Brampton.”
- David Barrick, Chief Administrative Officer, City of Brampton
“TRCA is pleased to celebrate the completion of a two-kilometre connection within the Etobicoke Creek Recreational Trail, between Brampton and Mississauga. This newly formed trail links the communities of Brampton, Mississauga and Caledon and provides a safe, off-road trail connection from the Waterfront Trail in Lake Ontario to the Greenbelt Trail in Caledon. It will help connect residents to nature and to each other, and provide opportunities for community, recreation, active transportation and health living.”
- Jennifer Innis, Chair, TRCA Board of Directors
“We’re celebrating 20 years of being Brampton’s Local Bottler this year and are committed to helping to create a better future for the community. We’re excited that the trail will run right by our facility so that all 1,300 of our local Coke Canada employees, who proudly make, distribute, merchandise and sell Canada’s most loved beverages right here in Brampton, can get out and enjoy it.”
- Brandan Noonan, Brampton General Manager, Coke Canada Bottling
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