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East Don Trail Environmental Assessment

The City of Toronto with assistance by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority are initiating an Environmental Assessment (EA) to facilitate the creation of a trail within the East Don Corridor. The proposed trail will provide a key connection along the East Don Corridor between the north end of Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, the Gatineau Trail and the Lower Don Trail system within the City of Toronto.

Project Purpose

The purpose of the East Don Trail Environmental Assessment Study is to determine a preferred trail route that will address the current gap in the multi-use trail network within the East Don Corridor. This proposed trail will:

  • Create a key connection route linking major trail systems;
  • Provide a safe way for people to access the valley system;
  • Provide a viable transportation route for cyclists; and
  • Create outdoor recreational opportunities for a variety of users.

Study Area

The boundaries of the regional Study Area are Lawrence Avenue to the north, O’Connor Drive to the south, Victoria Park Avenue to the east, and Don Mills and Overlea Blvd. to the west. The area is surrounded by several multi-use trail systems including the Lower Don Trail, West Don Trail, Taylor Creek Trails, Gatineau Corridor Trail and the newly built trail at the north end of the study area between Lawrence Avenue and Wynford Crescent.

East Don Trail Environmental Assessment


Planning Mechanism for the Undertaking

The study is following a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Schedule 'C' process. An Environmental Study Report will be submitted to the Ministry of the Environment for review upon completion of this process.

Public and Agency Consultation

The EA process provides that all those with a potential interest in the project be provided with opportunities to contribute their views during the planning stages of the project.

For further information on this project and how to get involved:

Please visit the City of Toronto’s website at

Or contact Maogosha Pyjor, Public Consultation Unit, City of Toronto at (416)338-2850 or