Caledon Rail to Trail (CRT) Conversion

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Thank you for participating in the development of a multi-use trail along the former Orangeville Brampton Railway. Public input is an important component of this process and we value your input.

Background:

On July 15, 2022, the Municipalities of Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga purchased 51km of the railway corridor. The corridor runs from the north end of Mississauga, through Brampton and Caledon, all the way to Orangeville, and continues north as a trail, to Owen Sound, giving it a unique opportunity to connect the region north to south.

The Region of Peel conveyed to each municipality (Caledon, Brampton, and Mississauga) the portion of the rail line within their limits at no cost, with the requirement and commitment that it be converted to an active transportation route that would connect the Region of Peel and its municipalities.

The Town of Caledon is responsible for converting the 36 km section of rail line within our boundary to a multi-use pedestrian and cyclist trailway. The decision for the Town of Caledon to acquire 36km of the rail line was passed by Council in April 2022.

The Town of Caledon is undertaking a study to consider several options for the trail.

The CRT Project will:

  • Connect the communities in Caledon as well as Orangeville, Brampton and Mississauga
  • Promote walking and cycling for recreation and the enjoyment of nature
  • Support healthy living, economic development and tourism opportunities
  • Help build a healthier Town

The CRT Project includes 3 major phases:

Phase 1: Initial consultation, defining the scope, safety review of the corridor under interim conditions, public consultation to inform preliminary design (we are here)

Phase 2: Preliminary design, broad public consultation for preliminary design, completion of relevant studies

Phase 3: Detailed design, construction

Thank you for participating in the development of a multi-use trail along the former Orangeville Brampton Railway. Public input is an important component of this process and we value your input.

Background:

On July 15, 2022, the Municipalities of Caledon, Brampton and Mississauga purchased 51km of the railway corridor. The corridor runs from the north end of Mississauga, through Brampton and Caledon, all the way to Orangeville, and continues north as a trail, to Owen Sound, giving it a unique opportunity to connect the region north to south.

The Region of Peel conveyed to each municipality (Caledon, Brampton, and Mississauga) the portion of the rail line within their limits at no cost, with the requirement and commitment that it be converted to an active transportation route that would connect the Region of Peel and its municipalities.

The Town of Caledon is responsible for converting the 36 km section of rail line within our boundary to a multi-use pedestrian and cyclist trailway. The decision for the Town of Caledon to acquire 36km of the rail line was passed by Council in April 2022.

The Town of Caledon is undertaking a study to consider several options for the trail.

The CRT Project will:

  • Connect the communities in Caledon as well as Orangeville, Brampton and Mississauga
  • Promote walking and cycling for recreation and the enjoyment of nature
  • Support healthy living, economic development and tourism opportunities
  • Help build a healthier Town

The CRT Project includes 3 major phases:

Phase 1: Initial consultation, defining the scope, safety review of the corridor under interim conditions, public consultation to inform preliminary design (we are here)

Phase 2: Preliminary design, broad public consultation for preliminary design, completion of relevant studies

Phase 3: Detailed design, construction

Q&A

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    I want to be involved in the process

    Anonymous asked 2 months ago

    There will be many opportunities for community members to provide feedback at each phase of the CRT project. The best way to stay involved is to visit haveyoursaycaledon.ca/CRT and subscribe for project updates. You will be notified by email when engagement opportunities are available. Your input is of value to us!

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    Why was a decision made without us?

    Anonymous asked 2 months ago

    The land was purchased by the Region of Peel, and given to the Municipalities free of cost, with the requirement that it be converted to an active transportation corridor. The land was not offered for sale, or purchased directly by the Town of Caledon. The Town of Caledon is engaging with residents at this early stage to ensure collaborative and inclusive planning and decision-making is foundational to this project.

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    Where will parking go?

    Anonymous asked 2 months ago

    Parking locations will be carefully considered as part of the Preliminary Design exercise. We have heard from residents about the need for parking at key areas along the corridor, and have identified adequate and well-placed parking as a key need of the future trail. Residents will have the opportunity to comment on proposed parking/staging locations as part of the Preliminary Design phase. 

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    How much is it going to cost?

    Anonymous asked 2 months ago

    There are many factors that can influence the cost of the trail. Determining estimated costs will be part of the preliminary design exercise of the project, and residents will have the ability to review and provide their input as part of this next phase. 

Page last updated: 18 Jun 2024, 09:50 AM