Lands & Trails

Providing optimal access to greenspace managed or owned by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is an important part of our 10-Year Strategic Plan.

TRCA owns and manages thousands of hectares of greenspace as a means to protect and manage valley and stream corridors, flood plains, shore lands, wildlife and vegetation. The majority of these lands are open the public for trail use and enjoyment.

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WHAT WE DO

The Lands & Trails team provides TRCA and its partners with the following programs and services that support one of the core mandates of the Conservation Authorities Act:

Greenspace Planning

Leading land planning projects, such as management plans, master plans, trail plans, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments.

Land Management and Trails Implementation

Design and construction of trails, parking lots and other trail and property amenities utilized by the public. Other activities include hazard reduction, restoration, landscaping, and infrastructure and property maintenance.

Monitoring and Assessment

Identification and evaluation of encroachments, illegal dumping, unauthorized uses, property hazards, trail conditions, property fencing, and security and safety issues. Monitoring and assessment also includes the use of trail user surveys, trail counters and trail assessment tools and devices. Information collected is used for planning purposes and to identify where land and trails maintenance is required.