About Bartley Smith Greenway Trail

An aerial view of the Bartley Smith Greenway Trail

The Bartley Smith Greenway is a 15-kilometre recreational, multi-use trail that is a key component of the Vaughan Super Trail, a world-class 100-kilometre-long, city-wide trail network that connects users to nature, cultural heritage, communities and special destinations throughout the city of Vaughan. Following the recommendations of the 2020 Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, to realize the full potential of this trail, a three-kilometre gap between McNaughton Road and Rutherford Road needs to be closed.


Through public engagement, research and industry best practice, the Bartley Smith Greenway Trail Feasibility Study will gather information, identify and evaluate options to connect the route between McNaughton Road and Rutherford Road, and establish a preferred trail route providing a continuous pedestrian and cycling trail. When complete, the Bartley Smith Greenway will run continuously from Teston Road in the north to and Steeles Avenue in the south, supporting natural and cultural heritage , recreation opportunities, cycling, tourist destinations and overall well-being of residents.


The study includes looking at different crossings with the upper West Don River corridor to connect local neighbourhoods and communities. It will also help find a balance between the current and future transportation needs of those who travel to and through the area, while respecting nature.


View the Bartley Smith Greenway information sheet (PDF) to learn about the existing trail route, including parks, community centres, washrooms, parking, transit and other points of interest. You can also review some Frequently Asked Questions about the Bartley Smith Greenway Trail Feasibility Study.


You may also watch a video about connecting the gaps on the Bartley Smith Greenway Trail.



Study Location

Bartley Smith Greenway Map