New pedestrian crossings in Rouge Park

If you’re among the many people who enjoy visiting Rouge National Urban Park, you may appreciate several new pedestrian-activated signalized crossings that will be installed to improve pedestrian safety.

The crossings, approved by Regional Council on April 30, will be located on 14th Avenue west of York-Durham Line, 16th Avenue east of Reesor Road, Major Mackenzie Drive west of Reesor Road, and York Durham Line north of Concession 8, which will connect to a 10-kilometre section of trail accessible to visitors.

Park Canada will pick up the cost of constructing and installing the walkways, while York Region is responsible for costs associated with servicing and maintaining the walkways. Visit Parks Canada at to learn more about Rouge National Urban Park, which covers nearly 80 square kilometres from the Oak Ridges Moraine to Lake Ontario.

Remember, all Parks Canada locations are temporarily closed until at least May 31 due to COVID-19.


Photo courtesy of Parks Canada. 

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