Nine winter paths in parks and green spaces
The City is pleased to announced the addition of nine new groomed winter paths in its parks and green spaces. This will expand the network and promote active and safe mobility, while limiting the environmental impact of snow-clearing operations and the spreading of abrasives.
Once a sufficient quantity of snow has accumulated on the ground—20 to 25 centimetres—adapted equipment will be used to groom a walking path in the nine targeted parks and green spaces so that citizens can get around easily.
Winter paths will be groomed at the following sites, in addition to the more than 140 kilometres of sidewalks, the Beaconsfield Golf Club grounds as well as certain trails in Terra-Cotta Natural Park:
- Alexandre-Bourgeau Park
- Cedar Park Heights Park
- Edgewater Park
- Kinsmen Park
- Maples Park
- Northview Park
- Stewart Park
- Terra-Cotta Natural Park (the trail that runs along the soccer fields as well as clearing snow on the stairs leading to Viburnum Avenue)
- Belmont Park, commonly known as Sunnyside Park (the path that links Parkdale, Sunnyside and Belmont avenues)
It is important to note that based on an in-depth study of the situation, following citizen requests, the bike paths on the territory, including the ones of Donegani and Cartier avenues, are closed during the winter since they do not have a drainage system to evacutate water or a foundation structure to support the weight of snow clearing vehicles on a repeated basis. Nevertheless, the winter paths are a safe and eco-friendly alternative that allow citizens to enjoy our parks and green spaces year round.
Follow the City’s social media to find out when the winter paths will be accessible!