Wednesday, September 7, 2011

West Toronto Railpath


This sign marks the north entrance to the West Toronto Railpath which is a bike/pedestrian path running along an old railway right-of-way from the "Junction" neighbourhood to a point 2 km towards downtown and eventually to downtown. A nice asphalt trail has been installed as well as great lighting and indigenous plantings along it. There is still a functioning rail-line beside it and since it runs along the back of factory buildings some empty, some converted to lofts, and some still in business, it makes for an interesting and sometimes gritty tour - lots of graffiti. I'll show some pics the next few days!
Taking part in Signs, Signs. For more signs click here.

15 comments:

Jack said...

Sounds good. I'll be here.

Halcyon said...

Does this go near the old Fort York? I saw there was a jogging/bike trail near there. Looking forward to your posts!

LĂșcia said...

It seems a very interesting place to go for a walk and take pictures!
Looking forward to see the pics. ;-)

Lesley said...

I do like these corten steel signs. They weather so nicely.

VioletSky said...

Please do. I used to live near here. It has changed a lot since those days - for the better, I might add!

ewok1993 said...

from your description this looks like a mighty fine path.

EG Wow said...

You do find some of the neatest places to explore in Toronto!

Regina K said...

Oh this sounds like a place I would like to walk.

Woody said...

Oh yea, my kind of place!! I can't wait to see more.

Pat said...

That IS a face I'm seeing on the building, right? That sounds like you'd see some interesting sights along that path.

Randy said...

I love this sign! Great shot Pat.

Inger-M said...

I love the rustic color against the grey cement!

Sharon said...

Sounds like a good reuse of this area. I'll watch for the future photos.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wonderful rusty old sign Red, looking forward to seeing what's down that path.

JM said...

I like the rusty sign and the way you composed this shot.