Final piece of Centennial Trail through Burlington officially unveiled


Published July 22, 2022 at 3:48 pm

The final piece of the Centennial Trail through Burlington finally got its unveiling this week.

The Elgin Promenade, which runs between Pearl Street and Martha Street, is now finished and marks the final piece to complete the Centennial Trail that runs from Brant St. to Burloak Dr.

The Centennial Trail is an important connection from east Burlington to the downtown for cyclists and pedestrians who use the trail for recreation, exercise or commuting to and from work.

A year ago, Burlington received $852,200 in funding for four projects including the Elgin Promenade, Stage 4. The Government of Canada provided $681,760 and the Government of Ontario’s contribution was $170,440. The Elgin Promenade project was allocated $150,000.

Features of the new section of the promenade include:

  • Curving, organic design layout of amenities and paving
  • Space for pop-up events
  • Custom and passive seating elements
  • Large shade trees for filtered shade
  • Continuation of the 4m wide promenade and paving, bollards, lighting to match the existing promenade phases)
  • Perennial and shrub plantings
  • Several site amenities, including seating (AODA accessible), see-saw bench, bike racks, garbage bins and a bike repair station
  • Shared lawn space
  • Water fountain and water misters

Officials from all levels of government were at the ribbon cutting, including MP Karina Gould, MPP Natalie Pierre, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 2 councillor Lisa Kearns.

“The completed Elgin Promenade is a beautiful and vibrant addition to Burlington’s downtown core,” said Meed Ward.

“The City is committed to promoting inclusivity and accessibility for all residents. I’ve already seen people out enjoying the many features of this area. Thank you to the community for your feedback throughout the planning process and thank you to all City staff who played a part in completing this project.”

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