Making Connections: Expansion Plans for Ontario Trails
Co-Presenters: Anna Ilnyckyj and Steven Boyd, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Doug Gore, Ontario Trillium Foundation; Jill Hughes, Ministry of Transportation Ontario
As a part of its Legacy Strategy for the 2015 Games, Ontario is investing $3.565 million in the Pan Am and Parapan Am Trails initiative. This initiative will fill in 254 km of gaps along the Ontario segment of the Trans Canada Trail, connect the trail to four major Games venues, add unique Aboriginal markers, access two provincially significant wetlands and reconfigure about 5 km of existing trail in Whitby. The provincial government is also refreshing Ontario Trails Strategy and legislation. In fall 2013, the ministry consulted with the trails sector to hear issues, opportunities and proposals. This session fills in the details about happenings in Ontario’s trail system.
A presentation from the 2015 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show