On what will probably be the last warm “coats-optional” weekend of 2020 in Canada, we cycled the Beltline Trail in Toronto.
The video begins in Prospect Cemetery, which is a nice route to take to avoid cycling on busy Caledonia Rd. The Beltline Trail begins at the west end of Bowie Ave, just a block northwest of Caledonia Rd and Eglinton Ave W. It’s easy to find because there’s a big plaque marking the spot as the former location of Bowie Ave Station, because, you guessed it, this trail used to be a rail line.
The city is currently working on a project called “Lost Stations” – installing art and resting areas at the locations of three historic rail stations: Eglinton Station, Upper Canada College Station, and Yonge Street Station. However, on our ride we only saw one of these (Upper Canada) and it was still under construction. Next summer when they’re complete, we’ll do an in-depth blog post about the Beltline Trail and all the wonderful art installations and parks along the route, but until then, enjoy this video…
Below is a detailed map of our ride, including photos. You can zoom in and out right from this blog post, or you can click on the title and it will bring you to our Komoot page for more details and photos. Ignore the “Sign Up” screen – you don’t have to sign up to view because we made our profile public. Just scroll down and you’ll see everything!