CAST YOUR VOTE: Residents asked to rename Burlington trails

Published July 2, 2020 at 4:41 pm

CAST YOUR VOTE: Residents asked to rename Burlington trails

Burlington residents can cast their votes as the City moved to part two of the Trail Naming project on Thursday (Ju

Burlington residents can cast their votes as the City moved to part two of the Trail Naming project on Thursday (Jul 2).

Earlier this year, residents were asked to submit names for the trails. More than 300 names were received, according to the city.

A committee made up of City staff and members of the Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee and the Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee created a short-list of names.

“As more people get outside to move about and enjoy our great outdoor amenities, it is important to have place names so people can meet for physical distancing walks or bike rides,” said Chris Glenn, Director of Recreation Services.

“Many of our trails lead people right through our wonderful parks and open spaces, perfect for picnics and casual uses of our parks.”

Trail locations and name options:

Hydro corridor trail, north of the QEW, between the North Service Road at Roly Bird Park and Berwick Drive.         

  • Unity Trail: A trail that connects many communities and symbolizes inclusion
  • Crosstown Trail: A trail spans across most of north Burlington
  • Powerline Trail: In reference to the use of the land as a hydro transmission corridor

New downtown hydro corridor trail, east of Maple Avenue, between Ontario Street and Graham’s Lane                 

  • Core Trail: Combines the double meaning of core as it relates to fitness and the location of the trail
  • Old Rail Trail: Recognizes the former railway that ran through the corridor years ago
  • Maple Trail: The trail is in the neighborhood commonly referred to as Maple and is close to Maple Avenue

New trail east of Centennial Drive, between Upper Middle Road and Heathfield Drive (extending in the future to Mainway.)        

  • Palmer Trail: The trail is in the neighborhood commonly referred to as Palmer
  • Washburn Trail: In reference to Halton Region’s Pump Station and Reservoir facility
  • Upper Mainway Trail: References the north and south boundary of the trail between two major roads

“Our multi-use trails are no different than our streets,” added Vito Tolone, Director of Transportation Services. “

They need names for maps, recreation and active transportation. Thank you to all those who submitted names and thank you to the committee who went through them all to bring the lists down to three options each.”

The entries with the most votes will be brought to City Council for approval to become the official names of the trails.

Voting will be open from July 2 to 24.

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