Trans Canada Trail expansion to the west side of Riverside Park
The Guelph community has expressed a desire to include an underpass at the Speedvale Bridge and a trail extension that would connect the Trans Canada Trail to Riverside Park on the west side of the Speed River.
On November 27, 2017, Council gave staff the direction to report back to Council in 2018 on alternative trail design options within the identified study area on the west side of the river. Alternative trail design options would have no minimum design criteria and would need to comply with the Official Plan, Zoning By-law and any provincial legislation.
Speedvale Underpass staff report (Page 51)
On September 13, staff held an open house to share the outcome of their work and present a design concept to the community.
The information presented included a recommended trail alignment of the north and south trail sections, the underpass and a potential interim solution. Attendees were invited to provide their feedback.
Open house display panels
Open house powerpoint presentation
Speed River Retaining Wall Report
Speedvale Avenue Bridge – Trails Linkage Project presentation – June 21, 2017
Speedvale Avenue Bridge Trails Linkage Project: Scoped Environmental Impact Study report, August 4, 2017
Figure1: Study Area Ecological Land Classification, Aquatic Sampling and Trail Alignments
Figure 2A: South Side Trail Options1 and 2
Figure 2B: South Side Trail Options 3 and 4
Figure 2C: North Side Trail Options1 and 2
Figure 3: Significant Wildlife
Figure 4: Butternut Locations and Trail Allignments
Figure 5: Speedvale Bridge Preliminary General Arrangement, June 2013
Preliminary Trail Option – August 4, 2017
Appendix 1: Terms of Reference and comments
Appendix 2: Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry request for information
Appendix 3: Site Investigation Details
Appendix 4: Ecological Land Classification Data sheets
Appendix 5: Vascular Plant List
Appendix 6: Background Wildlife List
Appendix 7: Breeding bird results and evidence codes
Appendix 8: Significant Wildlife Habitat Assessment
Appendix 9: Species at Risk Habitat Assessment
Appendix 10: Aquatic Assessment
Appendix 11: Grand River Conservation Authority Fish Records
Appendix 12: Glossary of Terms and Impact Ratings
Appendix 13: Tree Inventory impact analysis and comparison of options (R2)
Appendix 14: City of Guelph Staff Report
Appendix 15: Butternut Hybridity Test Results
Appendix 16: Speedvale Avenue Trail Geomorph AquaLogic, May 22, 2017
Appendix 17: Geotechnical Investigation and Speedvale Slope Stability Assessment
Appendix 18: Retaining Wall Structural Assessment Report (Draft)
Appendix 19: Draft Hydraulic Assessment
Appendix 19: Drawing 1, Existing bridge versus proposed bridge comparison
Appendix 19: Drawing 2, Trail North 1 and South 1, 2, 3 and 4 options
Appendix 19: Drawing 3, Trail North 2 and South 1, 2, 3 and 4 options
For more information
Jyoti Pathak, Park Planner
Open Space Planning, Parks and Recreation
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 2431
Last Updated: May 13, 2020.
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