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

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

Jacobs described how places like this can often become dead spaces or “border vacuums” that present unpleasant barriers 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 and Hickory street pedestrian bridges 
  • Soho Italia Development  
  • Ev Tremblay Park 
  • Enriched Bread Artists Studios 
  • Somerset Bridge 
  • City Centre 
  • Wellington St level crossing 
  • The O-Train 

Note time change for this walk!

Meet beside the Trillium Pathway at the Carling O-Train Station (north of Carling Avenue, between Preston and Champagne). We will walk north along the pathway to Bayview Station (Albert St at City Centre). This walk takes place entirely off-street. 

About the walk leader

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

Michelle Perry is a writer/researcher with a keen interest in urban development.  


Greg Furlong & Michelle Perry and Michelle Perry

Date:Sun May 6, 2018
Time:11:30 AM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Start:Trillium Pathway at ................................the Carling O-Train Station
End:Bayview Station
Area:Little Italy/LeBreton Flats
Distance:2.0 kms

The walk will follow a paved pathway. 

Volunteer to Marshal This Walk