Stage I: Espanola to Sudbury will be complete in Summer of 2018 as part of the WRT’s work on the Lake Huron North Channel cycle route (Sault Ste Marie to Sudbury) and in partnership with Trans Canada Trail, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Tourism Northern Ontario and the Ministry of Transportation.
Stage II: Espanola to Manitoulin Island, Owen Sound and Collingwood. In 2017, the WRT expanded the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail and partnership into Manitoulin Island, Bruce, Huron and Grey counties (see map to the right). The work achieves the second phase of the GBCyR, and connects the northern section of the Trail along the Lake Huron North Channel, to the southern sections along Lakes Erie and Ontario. The work will be complete in Summer 2018.
Leading project partners include the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Tourism Northern Ontario, Regional Tourism Organizations 7.
Stage III: Simcoe to Sudbury. Work on the final gap of the GBCyR begins in Summer of 2018 with community meetings to review the route proposed in the 2014 feasibility study. Work is possible thanks to funding provided by the Province of Ontario.