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

North section – Glasgow St. to city limits

Starting Monday, May 25, lighting will be installed along the north section of the Iron Horse Trail from Glasgow Street to the city limits. Construction is expected to take up to five weeks.

Construction will occur on short sections at a time, and the width of the trail allows single file traffic to safely pass.

Please practice physical distancing by maintaining at least two metres, or six feet, from construction workers and other trail users.

North section – trail entrances and rest areas

On Monday, May 25, concrete work will occur at the trail entrances of the Iron Horse Trail at Union Boulevard and Glasgow Street, as well as the rest areas along the side of the trail.

Half of the north section of the trail will be closed at a time, and trail users will be allowed to safely pass in single file.

Construction is also expected to take up to five weeks.

West Avenue pedestrian crossing

On Monday, June 1, West Avenue will be closed to all traffic for construction at the pedestrian crossing.

Pedestrians will need to cross at the traffic light at Victoria Street to re-access the trail. Residents along West Avenue were notified of construction with letters delivered May 25, 2020.

Construction is expected to be completed in approximately one week.

Iron Horse Trail Pedestrian Bridge
The replacement of the pedestrian bridge has been completed.


 Additional Resources

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