Iron Horse Trail


Part of the Iron Horse Trail is undergoing a transformation - changes that will enhance the experience for those who enjoy traveling the pathway on foot and by bike.

Over the past few years, you've told us what improvements you would like us to make to the trail. Those recommendations make up part of our Iron Horse Trail Improvement Strategy.

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

 North Section - Gage Avenue to Glasgow Street

In partnership with the development of 137 Glasgow, the section of the trail between Gage Avenue and Glasgow Street has been widened and repaved, and features additional amenities and replanting.

Trail improvements will be scheduled to coincide with the construction activities at 137 Glasgow targeted for summer 2017. The trail will experience partial closures during regular working hours (approximately 7:00am to 4:00pm), and will remain open during times of inactivity as a granular surface until final pavement is complete


September 26, 2017

Paving of the trail is complete and is now operational at a 3.6m width. Partial closures may still occur during further work including line painting and tree planting.

 Central Section - Victoria Street to Queen Street

Work will begin this summer to improve the section of the trail that runs between Victoria Street and Queen Street, past Victoria Park. When complete, this section will feature:

  • Wider, re-paved surfaces
  • Larger roadway crossing
  • Wayfinding and identification signage
  • Henry Sturm Greenway parkette design
  • Trestle bridge improvements
  • Victoria Park parking lot and entrance improvements
Additional resources

Review the concept plans for our trail improvements:

June 12, 2017

The Region of Waterloo has confirmed funding commitment through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) program to new Iron Horse Trail initiatives including:

  • Pedestrian lighting between Victoria and Queen streets, and;
  • Extend corridor improvements from Victoria Street to the CN bridge (north of Gage Avenue)

The Central Area project will now see the completion of a continuous Iron Horse Trail corridor built to standards developed through the Improvement Strategy from Glasgow Street to Queen Street, a total of 2.1km.

September 18, 2017

The Iron Horse Trail project has been delayed to begin Spring 2018. The city was unable to secure a contractor through the procurement process earlier in the summer of 2017, and will re-tender the project in the winter of 2018 including all project scope shown above.

For more information on the Iron Horse Trail initiatives, contact Mark Parris, Landscape Architect, at 519-741-2600 ext. 4397

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