Iron Horse Trail


Iron Horse Trail improvements are underway in select parts of the trail. These improvements are being made based on your feedback to improve the functionality for all travellers. Stay up to date on this project and upcoming detours by subscribing to this page.

Major updates to the trail include:

  • Wider, re-paved surfaces;
  • Larger roadway crossing;
  • Pedestrian lighting;
  • Line painting;
  • Trestle bridge replacement;
  • and site furnishings including seating and garbage.

Learn more about the Iron Horse Trail Improvement Strategy.

Read Kitchener’s Multi-use Pathways and Trails Master Plan.

Check out our video to see what's in store for the trail.

Current closures

The following sections of the Iron Horse Trail will be closed for improvements.

Latest updates
Installation of Transit Hub Trail 
The Region of Waterloo will be constructing the Transit Hub Trail which connects directly into the Iron Horse Trail at Gage Avenue. The new trail will go through Raddatz Park and Cherry Park. Commuters using the Iron Horse Trail may experience temporary closures. Construction will begin in the fall of 2019 and detour signs will be posted. For more information, please contact the Region of Waterloo
Crossing improvements - Victoria Street and West Avenue 
New pedestrian refuge crossing islands are being installed on Victoria Street and West Avenue. Construction will begin in the spring of 2020. 
Lighting installation - Victoria Street to Glasgow Street
Lighting is being installed along the Iron Horse Trail between Victoria Street and Glasgow Street. 
Iron Horse Trail Pedestrian Bridge
The replacement of the pedestrian bridge has been completed.
South section - Queen Street to Ottawa Street

The trail between Queen Street and Ottawa Street has been reconstructed and paved. This section is currently open for public use.

North section - Victoria Street to John Street
Section 1:  Victoria Street to Glasgow Street

Improvements have been completed and feature:

  • pedestrian lighting;
  • drainage improvements near Cherry Street;
  • site furnishings including benches and garbage between Gage Street and Glasgow Street;
  • and pollinator garden plantings between Gage Street and Glasgow Street

Section 2: Glasgow Street to John Street

The Region of Waterloo has upgraded the water supply system under the Iron Horse Trail between Glasgow Street and John St. For more information about this project refer to the William Street – Strange Street water supply upgrade project 

Work will be completed in spring of 2020 and will feature:

  • pedestrian lighting;
  • line painting;
  • and site furnishings including seating and garbage.


 Additional Resources

Review the concept plans for our trail improvements:

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