The Great Lakes Waterfront Trail at Beachfront Park east of Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering is closed.

High water levels and wave action severely damaged sections of the boardwalk in Beachfront park between Frenchman’s Bay and Alex Robertson Park. The City of Pickering has removed the boardwalk and a remediation plan is under review by City staff. Damage to the area was extensive, and resulted in a long-term closure. The City recommends a detour around the damaged section of Trail following mainly residential roads between Sandy Beach Road and Annland Street. Please see our interactive map for the detour route.

The City is currently reviewing designs for a replacement of the boardwalk, with hopes that it could be constructed in the 2024 season.

The WRT will update this as more information becomes available.