About

Recreational Trails Advisory Committee


In May 2021, St. Lawrence Parks Commission and the Ontario Trails Council launched a public consultation process to work together with as many local stakeholders and partners as possible towards the creation of a Trail Advisory Committee to support the Thousand Islands Parkway Multi-Use Recreational Trail.


About the Trails Advisory Committee
As a community-led body, the Trail Advisory Committee will promote public awareness of trail etiquette and trail activities, as well as about allowed use on the trail, to create a safe environment for multi-use recreation. The committee includes representation from partners Front of Yonge Township and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, as well as members of the public from recreational groups, trail user federations, and people who live on and use the Thousand Islands Parkway every day.

Contact
The advisory committee takes all feedback regarding the trail into consideration. Please contact the committee here.*

*Please note that this email is monitored regularly by the committee, but any emergencies should be reported to the appropriate emergency services.


Path Forward
Any public meetings will be posted here for registration. Check back for updates. 


Previous Meetings

June 2 from 6-9 pm June 3 from 1:30-4:30 pm
July 14 from 6-9 pm July 15 from 1:30-4:30 pm

Actions Taken

  • On February 5, 2021, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, Front of Yonge, and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands placed safety messaging on their respective websites and social media channels notifying residents living along the Thousand Islands Parkway to refrain from plowing the recreational trail.
  • On March 4, 2021, an initial virtual meeting took place with Ontario Trails Council, St. Lawrence Parks Commission, Front of Yonge Township, and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands.
  • On March 23, 2021, the St. Lawrence Parks Commission in partnership with the Ontario Trails Council, Front of Yonge, and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands announced the start of a Trails Alliance. A coordinated approach was proposed to resolve the challenges encountered with the plowing of the multi-use recreational trail along the Thousand Islands Parkway.
  • On April 28, 2021, the St. Lawrence Parks Commission signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ontario Trails Council.
  • On May 21, 2021, St. Lawrence Parks Commission launched a public consultation process to develop a new recreational trail committee.
  • On June 2 and 3, 2021, the first set of public meetings took place virtually.
  • On June 29, 2021, the core leadership group met to discuss mission, mandate, vision, roles and responsibilities, organizational structure and to prepare for the next public meeting.
  • On July 14 and 15, 2021, the second set of public meetings took place virtually.
  • Throughout the summer of 2021, the core leadership group continued to meet to finalize the development of the Trail Advisory Committee.
  • In the fall of 2021, the Trail Advisory Committee was finalized.

St. Lawrence Parks Commission

13740 County Road 2
Morrisburg, ON, K0C 1X0

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