Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail

The Lake to Lake Cycling Route and Walking Trail will be a 121 km recreational and commuter trail connecting Lake Simcoe to Lake Ontario. It will form a key spine of York Region's and the City of Toronto's active transportation network providing new opportunities for both recreational and commuter traffic to explore the region and to travel on dedicated and comfortable cycling and pedestrian infrastructure.

The Lake to Lake Route in Richmond Hill

Lake to Lake Trail phase 1In Richmond Hill, the Lake to Lake Route will span 18 km in a north-south direction from Bloomington Road to Highway 7, connecting with planned and existing sections in Aurora and Markham. As of November 2020, over 12 km of the route within Richmond Hill is complete.

View a map of the Lake to Lake Route in Richmond Hill

The full Lake to Lake Route can be found at york.ca/cycling.

Progress

A portion of the Lake to Lake Trail has been completed on Leslie Street, in phases. 

  • Phase 1 (Complete) - A multi-use path from Highway 7 to Beaver Greenway Trail (2.3km) 
  • Phase 2 (Complete) - A separated cycling path (existing sidewalk maintained) from Beaver Greenway Trail to Major Mackenzie Drive (1.7km)   
  • Phase 3 (Complete) - A multi-use path from Major Mackenzie Drive to Elgin Mills Road (2.1km). This provides a connection to the existing multi-use path at the Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park. 

All three phases were funded by contributions from the City of Richmond Hill, the Regional Municipality of York and the Government of Ontario. Additional phases north of Elgin Mills Road are currently at various stages of design or construction.

If you have questions about this project, please email access@richmondhill.ca or call 905-771-8800.