Trans Canada Trail Major Gift Announcement

Mayor Dunphy joined Deborah Apps, President of the Trans Canada Trail, Robert Henderson, Minister of Tourism and Culture and Robert Vessey,  Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal on October 8 to announce $1,400,000 in funding from the Trans Canada Trail foundation to complete the Trans Canada Trail from Stratford to Iona.  This was made possible ion large part by the generous contribution of $1,000,000 from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation with the remainder from other Trans Canada Trail donors.  “The Town of Stratford is pleased to be able to contribute towards the establishment of this section of trail to allow our residents access to this wonderful trail network” said  Mayor Dunphy.  “The rail line in Stratford was abandoned before the rails to trails idea was formed so this project allows us to finally become part of this amazing network”!

As part of the Town’s goal to build the best community possible, the Town is providing residents opportunities to increase their health and wellness by constructing a network of trails and sidewalks throughout the Town.  Some residents use the sidewalk and trail network to increase their fitness, some residents use it to travel back and forth to their destination and some residents use it for both.  The network also makes our transit system more accessible.  Our investment in sidewalks and trails enables people to increase their fitness, decrease their transportation cost and decrease their greenhouse gas emissions.  Mayor Dunphy said “These are all important parts of the more sustainable future that we envision and connecting to the Trans Canada Trail network significantly enhances these opportunities for our residents”.

On behalf of residents, Mayor Dunphy offered a big thank you to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation,the Province and to the W. Garfield Weston Foundation for enabling Stratford to become part of the amazing network of trails across this great country.

Trans Canada Trail Major Gift Announcement

Mayor Dunphy joined Deborah Apps, President of the Trans Canada Trail, Robert Henderson, Minister of Tourism and Culture and Robert Vessey,  Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal on October 8 to announce $1,400,000 in funding from the Trans Canada Trail foundation to complete the Trans Canada Trail from Stratford to Iona.  This was made possible ion large part by the generous contribution of $1,000,000 from the W. Garfield Weston Foundation with the remainder from other Trans Canada Trail donors.  “The Town of Stratford is pleased to be able to contribute towards the establishment of this section of trail to allow our residents access to this wonderful trail network” said  Mayor Dunphy.  “The rail line in Stratford was abandoned before the rails to trails idea was formed so this project allows us to finally become part of this amazing network”!

As part of the Town’s goal to build the best community possible, the Town is providing residents opportunities to increase their health and wellness by constructing a network of trails and sidewalks throughout the Town.  Some residents use the sidewalk and trail network to increase their fitness, some residents use it to travel back and forth to their destination and some residents use it for both.  The network also makes our transit system more accessible.  Our investment in sidewalks and trails enables people to increase their fitness, decrease their transportation cost and decrease their greenhouse gas emissions.  Mayor Dunphy said “These are all important parts of the more sustainable future that we envision and connecting to the Trans Canada Trail network significantly enhances these opportunities for our residents”.

On behalf of residents, Mayor Dunphy offered a big thank you to the Trans Canada Trail Foundation,the Province and to the W. Garfield Weston Foundation for enabling Stratford to become part of the amazing network of trails across this great country.

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