Name This Trail

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Naming of multi-use trails is important for some of the same reasons that streets are named. It helps users to:

  • locate a trail on a map for planning a route
  • navigate while using the trail
  • identify a location, if emergency services are required
  • promote the trail to residents and visitors
  • build a sense of place and community identity

Earlier this year we invited the community to give us their ideas for naming 3 trails:

  1. Hydro corridor North Service Road to Berwick Drive
  2. Hydro corridor east of Centennial Dr. from Upper Middle down to Heathfield Dr. (Palmer Community)
  3. Downtown area east of Maple Ave. from Ontario Street up to Grahams Lane.

Over 300 suggestions were submitted. A committee of City staff and members of the Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee and the Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee reviewed the suggestions and selected a shortlist of 3 names for each trail.

Residents are now invited to vote for their favorite name for any one of the trails. Voting starts July 2nd and ends on July 24th. Please see the link to the voting survey below. Recommendations for naming the trails will be submitted to Council for final approval.

Have fun, involve your family and please remember that every individual gets only one vote.

Naming of multi-use trails is important for some of the same reasons that streets are named. It helps users to:

  • locate a trail on a map for planning a route
  • navigate while using the trail
  • identify a location, if emergency services are required
  • promote the trail to residents and visitors
  • build a sense of place and community identity

Earlier this year we invited the community to give us their ideas for naming 3 trails:

  1. Hydro corridor North Service Road to Berwick Drive
  2. Hydro corridor east of Centennial Dr. from Upper Middle down to Heathfield Dr. (Palmer Community)
  3. Downtown area east of Maple Ave. from Ontario Street up to Grahams Lane.

Over 300 suggestions were submitted. A committee of City staff and members of the Burlington Cycling Advisory Committee and the Integrated Transportation Advisory Committee reviewed the suggestions and selected a shortlist of 3 names for each trail.

Residents are now invited to vote for their favorite name for any one of the trails. Voting starts July 2nd and ends on July 24th. Please see the link to the voting survey below. Recommendations for naming the trails will be submitted to Council for final approval.

Have fun, involve your family and please remember that every individual gets only one vote.

  • Trail Names Approved by Council

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    26 Oct 2020

    At the City of Burlington Council meeting held on October 19, 2020, the following recommendation was approved:


    Approve Crosstown Trail as the name for the multi-use recreational trail located north of the QEW between the North Service Road and Berwick Drive, extending to Dundas Street in the future; and

    Approve Maple Trail as the name for the multi-use recreational trail located east of Maple Avenue between Ontario Street and Graham’s Lane; and

    Approve Palmer Trail as the name for the multi-use recreational trail located east of Centennial Drive between Upper Middle Road and Heathfield Drive, extending to Mainway in the future; and

    Direct the Director of Corporate Communications and Government Relations to amend the Naming of Corporate Assets Policy to support a broader sense of social and community values, our history and heritage for Council approval. (SD-19-20).

    Thanks to everyone that either contributed a naming idea or voted for the short-listed names.

  • Trail Name Voting

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    16 Mar 2020

    This project was suspended due to COVID-19, thanks for your patience. This project is now open again for your input, we now have a shortlist of names for each of the three trails. Vote for your favourites.

    Voting is open July 2 and closes on July 24 at 11:59 p.m.