East Gwillimbury Mayor and Council at Oriole Trail Bridge

The Town of East Gwillimbury is excited to celebrate the official opening of the Oriole Trail Bridge and Boardwalk. The 306-meter wooden boardwalk, located between Oriole Drive and Doane Road connects residents located in west Holland Landing to Town facilities and amenities, such as the Holland Landing Community Centre and Anchor Park, which are located across the bridge in east Holland Landing.

The Oriole Trail Bridge project was included in the Town’s first Active Transportation and Trails Master Plan (ATTMP), which identified limited travel options for those looking to access Town facilities and amenities using non-vehicular methods of transportation. The project includes two prefabricated steel pedestrian bridges that cross the Holland River and a wooden boardwalk that crosses over provincially significant wetlands.

“This project is something we’ve needed in our community for many years,” says Mayor Virginia Hackson. “Giving residents access to our parks, trails, community centres and libraries are important and this key connection will provide that access for Holland Landing residents.” 

This capital project was approved during the 2018 Business Plan and Budget. Construction took place over 8 months and cost $1.5 million to build. This project was funded by development charges and the Town received $575,000 from the Regional Municipality of York’s Pedestrian Cycling Master Plan.

Residents are invited to join the Town for its Summer of Parks celebrations throughout EG. To find information on upcoming park and trail openings, visit the parks page.