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 trail runs from Stayner (Township of Clearview) to Angus (Township of Essa). The County of Simcoe is undertaking an engagement questionnaire to study the development of the BCRY Active Transportation Trail.
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
- Public Information Centre #2 and Comment Period - Complete and Feedback is being reviewed/considered
Design - Winter 2022 - Summer 2023
- Anticipated Construction Start - 2023
Phase 1:Identify Active Transportation Corridor Needs and Opportunities
Phase 2: Assess Alternative Solutions
Consult review agencies, Indigenous communities, stakeholders, and the public
Inventory the environment (natural, social, and economic)
- Evaluate alternative solutions and identify recommended solution
Next Steps: Implement Preferred Solution - Detailed Design and Construction
The Notice of Commencement and Public Information Centre (PIC) for the second PIC is now complete and input is being reviewed/considered. Residents can continue to view our virtual presentation for the PIC below.
A PDF version of the Presentation is available to download
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.
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
(705) 726-9300 ext. 1166.