The Rotary Club of Innisfil presented an update to the Innisfil Town Council about the Rotary Trail, a multi-use trail that is proposed to have walking, biking, and accessibility trails along with a BMX Pump Track and a Living Classroom.

It was announced to Council that the Rotary Club of Innisfil was successful with their Capital Grant Application to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for $150,000. This will be the foundation to the first phase of the three to five year project, which will be starting construction this Spring. The Trail is to encompass 60+ acres located south of the Innisfil Town Hall and Works department and run adjacent to the Innisfil Recreation Complex. 

Reflecting on the Inspiring Innisfil 2020 plan, the Rotary Club, was given approval in principle in 2011 a look to see how it would create a Trail that would align with the Strategic Plan. Linking the community through walking and cycling will fit with the planned active transportation link from Alcona to the Municipal Campus when Innisfil Beach Road is reconstructed by the County of Simcoe. There will also be a link to other County trail systems such as Simcoe and Huronia Trails and the Trans Canada Trail. The Tourism Arts Culture and Heritage focus will be seen through the Living Classroom, a trail study of our local history, flora, fauna, and ecosystem.

The Trillium grant has set a tight timeline for the first phase completion by the end of this year but we think with a partnership with the Town, and the community, they can achieve its collective goals.
The town will partner with the Rotary Club in designing and developing the project. Town employees will maintain the trail system. Work could start as early as this April.
For further information contact:  Janet Morozuk, Rotary Club of Innisfil, Trail Chair 705-791-2370.