Iron Horse Trail

Suburbs

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.

Public Engagement

A public information centre was held on Janauary 22, 2019 to provide information to the public regarding the Iron Horse Trail improvements for 2019. If you were not able to attend the meeting the presetned information is available to view. 

Comments regarding the presented information will be accepted until February 6, 2019.  Please contact Ashley DeWitt, Landscape Architect, at 519-741-2600 ext. 4182.

 2019 improvements 
The sections of the trail that run from Queen Street South to Ottawa Street South, and Victoria Street South to the City of Waterloo will be receiving trail improvements in 2019.  Improvements include:
  • Wider, re-paved surfaces;
  • Larger roadway crossing;
  • Lighting
  • Rest Areas including benches
  • Wayfinding signage.

Review the concept plans for our trail improvements:

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.

2019 Improvements

The sections of the trail that run from Queen Street South to Ottawa Street South, and Victoria Street South to the City of Waterloo will be receiving trail improvements in 2019. Potential improvements include:

  • Wider, re-paved surfaces;
  • Larger roadway crossing;
  • Lighting.

Attend our Public Information Centre on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Victoria Park Pavilion to provide input. Drop-in anytime between 4-7:30 p.m. 


Public Information Centre
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019
Time: Drop-in anytime between 4-7:30 p.m.
Location: Victoria Park Pavilion, 80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener 

 

 2018 Construction 

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

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.
  Central Section - Gage 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;
  • Victoria Park parking lot and entrance improvements.
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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