Queens Quay Revitalization Project Complete!

As you may know from reading this blog, I rediscovered my love of cycling a few years ago. A great deal of my riding is done on the Waterfront Trail, which runs along Lake Ontario. I know every nook and cranny of that trail.

On the days I decide to ride east, I would always hit the Queens Quay construction at Bathurst, forcing me off the path. This has been the case for three long years, but the Queens Quay revitalization project is finally complete.

Earlier today, I rode the Waterfront Trail, which includes the Martin Goodman Trail, from the west end of the city to The Beaches (or is it The Beach now?). There were no detours or closures, and it was everything I imagined it could be. It's truly wonderful public space and ideal for cyclists.

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I haven't yet explored the new space as a pedestrian, but from what I see it's going to be a fantastic place to take the kids and soak in the sun. Here's a pic I took during a recent ride there.

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Full marks to everyone behind this revitalization project. It was well worth the wait.

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bo

That photo with the umbrellas looks like an Alex Colville painting. Fantastic atmosphere.

June 19, 2015 @ 5:15 PM

Douglas

It looks like I should make that a ride this summer. I covered Yonge St. east to Ajax last year. Yonge St. to at least Etobicoke Creek is sounding good to me. That would also give me "coverage" of the Waterfront Trail from Confederation Park in Hamilton to Darlington Provincial Park in Courtice. Expanding that coverage is now increasingly challenging.

June 20, 2015 @ 9:24 AM

Alison in Ottawa

Your the beaches/the beach comment made me chuckle, my husband grew up in the beach and their sure fire way of identifying newcomers/non beach residents is if they call it "the beaches" and don't get them started on the whole "upper beach" argument....they lived there starting from some point in the 60's if not even earlier......

June 23, 2015 @ 10:43 AM

Teena in Toronto

I'm looking forward to checking it out!

June 26, 2015 @ 8:10 AM

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