The fourth and final phase of the Elgin Promenade, between Pearl Street and Martha Street, is now finished and marks the final piece to complete the Centennial Trail that runs from Brant Street to Burloak Drive. The Centennial Trail connects East Burlington to the downtown for cyclists and pedestrians who use the trail for recreation, exercise or commuting to and from work.
Today, Mayor Marianne Meed Ward; Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns; MP, MPP Natalie Pierre, City staff and others were in attendance to cut the ribbon and provide remarks at the grand opening.
The project was funded from an Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Canada provided $681,760 and the Government of Ontario’s contribution was $170,440. The Elgin Promenade project was allocated $150,000.
About the Elgin Promenade
The Elgin Promenade is a key pedestrian and cycling link that connects East Burlington to the downtown. The trail passes by many shops, restaurants and establishments and is punctuated by two public art pieces: Main Squeeze and the Portal.
Features of the new section of the promenade include:
• Curving, organic design layout of amenities and paving
• Space for pop-up events
• Custom and passive seating elements
• Large shade trees for filtered shade
• Continuation of the 4m wide promenade and paving, bollards, lighting to match the existing promenade phases)
• Perennial and shrub plantings
• Several site amenities, including seating (AODA accessible), see-saw bench, bike racks, garbage bins and a bike repair station
• Shared lawn space
• Water fountain and water misters