Iron Horse Trail

Suburbs

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;
  • and site furnishings including seating and garbage.

Trail Closure Update: Beginning Monday, June 24 the section of the trail between Queen Street S and Ottawa Street S will be closed for improvements. Please follow the detour signs posted. 

Visual Detour of section 1 Queen Street S to Courtland Ave E  Visual Detour of section 2 Courtland Ave., E to Ottawa St., S


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.

Latest updates
 2019
 South section - Queen Street to Ottawa Street

Work will begin this summer to improve the section of the trail between Queen Street and Ottawa Street. During construction the trail will be closed in two sections with identified detours.

 

Section 1:

Queen Street South to Courtland Avenue East

Detour:

David Street to pathway beside Joseph Schneider Haus to Mitchell Street to Whitney Place, (south bound cyclists to use Bruder Avenue), to Cedar Street South to Courtland Avenue East.

Visual Detour of section 1 Queen Street S to Courtland Ave E

 

Section 2:

Courtland Avenue East to Ottawa Street South

Detour:

Courtland Avenue East to Borden Avenue South to Nyberg Street.

Visual Detour of section 2 Courtland Ave., E to Ottawa St., S

 

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

Improvements will continue on the trail between Victoria Street to Glasgow Street in 2019. These improvements will 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 will be upgrading 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 begin this summer with completion fall 2019. When complete, this section will feature:

  • wider, re-paved surfaces;
  • larger roadway crossing;
  • pedestrian lighting;
  • line painting;
  • and site furnishings including seating and garbage.

 

 2018
 
 Central section
 

The Iron Horse Trail central section is currently under construction with full completion by October 2018.

Work will begin in the summer of 2018 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;
  • Victoria Park parking lot and entrance improvements.

Section 1:

Glasgow Street to Victoria Street

  • Trail has been reconstructed and paved. This section is currently open for public use.
  • There will be some temporary closures in the future for the completion of concrete work, site furnishings and landscaping.

Section 2:

Victoria Street South to Queen Street South

  • Trail has been reconstructed and paved. This section is currently open for public use.
  • There will be some temporary closures in the future for the completion of concrete work, site furnishings and landscaping.
 Additional Resources

Review the concept plans for our trail improvements:

For more information on the Iron Horse Trail initiatives, contact Ashley DeWitt, Landscape Architect, at 519-741-2600 ext. 4182.

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