Millennium Recreational Trail: Canada 150 Pathway Opening Ceremony

Niagara Falls, ON, June 7, 2017 - The City of Niagara Falls is pleased to announce the completion of section 6 of the Millennium Recreational Trail. The public is invited to attend the Millennium Recreational Trail: Canada 150 Pathway Opening Ceremony on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 3:30 pm at Royal Manor Park, 5616 Glamis Crescent. Light refreshments will be served after the ceremony.

The Canada 150 Pathway is one of the city’s legacy projects to recognize Canada’s 150th birthday. It is the fourth completed section of the Millennium Recreational Trail and consists of 1 km of paved asphalt. The new section runs from Lundy’s Lane to Royal Manor Drive/Dorchester Road and connects from the inaugural 2.1 km section of trail that runs from McLeod Road to Lundy’s Lane.

The Millennium Recreational Trail utilizes the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) hydro canal corridor which runs roughly North to South through the City. Lease agreements with OPG were also reached in order for the project to go forward. The city and OPG worked cooperatively to remove and replace some of the fencing resulting in cost savings.

The first section of the Millennium Recreational Trail was completed in 2001 with subsequent sections completed in 2011 and 2015. One section remains in order to connect the City from North (Whirlpool Road) to South (McLeod Road).The next section of the Millennium Recreational Trail to be considered for design runs from Dorchester Road to Morrison Street.

The vision is to have the Millennium Recreational Trail sections connected to enable residents to travel the length of the city and connect to the Niagara River Recreational Trail, without having to access any roadways other than a short distance along Whirlpool Road.

This project was made possible with the support of the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation (OLG) hosting fees paid to the City for hosting the Niagara Casinos; $615,000 was allocated to the project from the OLG hosting fees.

“OLG is proud to be a vital part of Niagara Falls for more than 20 years and we look forward to continuing to build on that support”, said Jake Pastore, OLG’s Director of Municipal and Community Relations. “Each and every year 100 per cent of OLG proceeds are invested in Ontario. From healthcare, to education, to community festivals, OLG proceeds are hard at work in Niagara Falls and all across our province. And, we appreciate the contribution of our casino employees in making life in Niagara Falls that much richer.”

The opening ceremony will begin at 3:30 pm in Royal Manor Park.  Mayor Jim Diodati will bring greetings on behalf of City Council.

For more information, contact:

Beth Angle                                                     
Community Development Coordinator                                 
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
Phone: 905-356-7521 X 3336
Email: bangle@niagarafalls.ca 

Or

Kathy Moldenhauer
Director of Recreation & Culture
City of Niagara Falls, Recreation & Culture Department
Phone: 905-356-7521 X 3348
Email: kmoldenhauer@niagarafalls.ca 

Posted on: 6/7/2017 10:21 AM - Category: Media Releases