Guide:
Name: Greg Furlong & Michelle Perry
When
Date: May 06, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM
Duration: 1.5 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: Trillium Pathway at

................................Carling O-Train Station

End: Bayview Station

................................(Scott St Overpass)

Area: Little Italy / Lebreton Flats
Distance: 2.0 km
Accessibility:

 The walk follows a paved pathway. 

Right Side of the Tracks: Station to Station on the Trillium Pathway



Description

O-train&path

Photo:  The O-Train line with Trillium Pathway alongside.

"Often borders are thought of as passive objects, or matter-of-factly just as edges. However, a border exerts an active influence.” —Jane Jacobs. 

Geographic and man-made structures like ravines, fences, and rail lines can block access or passage, generating unpleasant barriers or what Jane Jacobs called “border vacuums” within the cityscape.  See how one of Ottawa’s older border vacuums, the disused former CPR Prescott railway line, is transforming into a corridor for green transportation, parkland, recreation, and the ultra-hip. This walk, which takes place entirely off-street, will discuss the history, present, and future of this transportation route and linear park. 

Topics and points of interest include:

  • Trillium Multi-Use Pathway 
  • Little Italy meets Chinatown 
  • Young St. and Hickory St. pedestrian bridges 
  • Soho Italia Development  
  • Ev Tremblay Park 
  • Enriched Bread Artists Studios 
  • Somerset Bridge 
  • City Centre 
  • Wellington St. level crossing 
  • The O-Train 

Route

Meet beside the Trillium Pathway at Carling O-Train Station (north of Carling Ave, between Preston & Champagne). We will walk north along the pathway to Bayview Station (Albert St at City Centre).


About

Greg Furlong is an energy conservation technologist with EnviroCentre and a longtime advocate for appropriate transportation. 

Michelle Perry is a writer and researcher.