Barrie Collingwood Railway (BCRY) Active Transportation Trail Page Content UPDATED: September 29, 2023The County has the opportunity to convert a 23 km stretch of the former BCRY into an active transportation trail. This section of the proposed trail runs from Stayner (Township of Clearview) to Angus (Township of Essa). The County of Simcoe has completed the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. The BCRY Active Transportation Trail will: Help build a healthier and stronger CountyConnect the communities of Collingwood, Stayner, New Lowell, and AngusPromote walking and cycling for recreation and the enjoyment of nature Support healthy living, economic development, and tourism opportunities Key DatesMunicipal Class Environmental Assessment Comment Period - February 9 to March 10, 2023 Design - Winter 2022 - Summer 2023Construction Start - October 2, 2023 - See Rail Removal Newsletter 1 for more detailsMunicipal Class Environmental Assessment Notice of Completion Project File ReportAppendices:A- Preliminary Design ReportB - Natural Environment Preliminary Design ReportC- Cultural Heritage ReportD- Hazard Tree AssessmentE - Stage 1 Arch DesignF - Cultural Heritage Evaluation ReportG - Evaluation of AlternativesH - Preliminary Trail DesignNext Steps: Implement Preferred Solution - Detailed Design and Construction Multi-Use Trail Preliminary DesignMulti-Use Trail Preliminary Design – Final Report Natural Environment Preliminary Design Report Natural Environment Preliminary Design Report Public Information Centre #1The Notice of Commencement and Public Information Centre #1 was published on January 24, 2022. A virtual presentation informed the public and gathered feedback on the proposed BCRY Active Transportation Trail. View the summary report. Public Information Centre #2 Notice of Collection/Use/DisclosureAll information is collected in accordance with the Environmental Assessment Act, RSO 1990 Chapter E.18 Part II Section 5.1.Information will be used to inform the project team in the development of recommendations to support the study vision and objectives. All submissions become part of the public record, and disclosed in full in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Questions about this notice of collection should be directed to the Project Manager at Jae.Park@simcoe.ca, or (705) 726-9300 ext. 1166.