shoreline trail paving closure

Starting Monday, April 8, 2024, crews will begin paving and line painting work on the Shoreline Trail multi-use path between Murray Street (3200 block) and Old Orchard Park. We anticipate this work will be completed by April 19, pending favourable weather. This section of the path will be fully closed during this period. 

During the temporary closure, there will be no detour in place as the Shoreline Trail lower gravel and boardwalk path between Murray Street (3200 block) and the intersection with the multi-use path (near the bridge over Noons Creek) is currently closed due to work on the Shoreline Trail Boardwalk Replacement Project. We apologize in advance for this interruption of the trail and appreciate your patience during this last phase of construction. 

Trail users who enter the lower gravel path at Old Orchard Park during the closure are advised that there will be no exit or through-access to Murray Street, Town Centre Park (300 Ioco Road), or the Civic Centre (100 Newport Drive). Please follow instructions on signs posted around the construction area. 

The part of the Shoreline Trail that runs through an active heron colony’s habitat was paved last year. Except for a small section that connects with the railway line, this 260-metre buffer zone will not be re-paved as part of this work. Environmental monitoring will be ongoing, and crews will make every effort to minimize noise in the area.

After paving, final works will include finishing touches such as landscaping and installation of signs and map kiosks. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding as we complete this work, which will bring the Shoreline Trail Sanitary Sewer Upgrades Project to a close. In earlier phases of the project, the City completed sanitary sewer upgrades beneath the pathway and made improvements to drainage as well as environmental and riparian areas. Many parts of the multi-use path are now wider and the bridge over Noons Creek has been replaced. For more information on this project, visit