We will no longer be supporting IE7 and below as a web browser effective June 1st 2020. Click here for more information.

Sign In
Skip Navigation LinksSimcoe County > BCRYTrail

Barrie Collingwood Railway (BCRY) Active Transportation Trail

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​Barrie Collingwood Railway

UPDATED: September 29, 2023

The County has the opportunity to convert a 23 km stretch of the former BCRY into an active transportation trail. This section of the proposed tr​ail 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 County
  • Connect the communities of Collingwood, Stayner, New Lowell, and Angus
  • Promote walking and cycling for recreation and the enjoyment of nature
  • Support healthy living, economic development, and tourism opportunities

Key Dates

  • ​Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Comment Period - February 9 to March 10, 2023
  • Design - Winter 2022 - Summer 2023
  • Construction Start - October 2, 2023 - See Rail Removal Newsletter ​1 for more details

Municipal Class Environmental As​sessment

Notice of Completion

Project File Report


​Next Steps: Implement Preferred Solution - Detailed Design and Construction

Multi-Use Trail Preliminary Design

Natural Environment Preliminary Design Report

Public Information Centre #1

​The 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/Disclosure

All 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.​