By Clare Rayment, Staff Reporter, Toronto Star
Sat., May 12, 2018
The city will fill in the final gap in the Martin Goodman Trail, the waterfront path that runs along Lake Ontario from Rouge Park in the east to the Humber River in the west, Mayor John Tory announced on Saturday.
Speaking at a news conference with Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth), Tory said filling in a one-kilometre gap at Tommy Thompson Park will increase the safety of the park and help unite the city.
At the park, Tory said that the city’s top priorities are the safety of those using the trail and being respectful of the environmentally sensitive area.
People using the trail at Tommy Thompson Park have had to use a different road up until now, one that is not always the safest for bikers and pedestrians, Fletcher said.
She said she hopes the connection will make it safer for bikers and those using the trail, while working sensitively to preserve the nature of the park.
“We need people who are going to make sure that everything we do here is of high quality,” Tory said.
The city has been trying to complete this project since 2005, and it was funded through 2018, Fletcher said.
Construction is expected to be finished by this fall.