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Don Mills Rail Trail


The trail starts at the intersection of York Mills Road and Scarsdale Road and ends in a dead-end about 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) south of Overland Drive.[5] Most of the trail runs between residential areas while the southern portion is bordered by industrial and commercial properties, following the roadbed of a former railway line.[6][7] At the north end, just south of the bridge at York Mills Road, the trail runs parallel to the still-active tracks of the Canadian National Railway (CNR) Bala Division. At the south end, the trail stops a short distance from the tracks of the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Belleville Subdivision, which are fenced off from the trail.[5][6]

There are ornamental circles in the pavement where the trail intersects a street or a cross-trail, including circles at Talwood Park, Lawrence Avenue East (north and south side) and Overland Drive. Some of the circles contain two embedded parallel rails as a reminder of the trail's railway legacy. In or near the circles there are ornamental bike parking stands.

The circles at Talwood Park and Overland Drive each have park benches and a pair of cyclist barriers to force cross bicycle traffic to ride around the circle.[8] The circles at the Lawrence Avenue crossing have seating walls around parts of each circle's circumference, with one wall of each circle bearing the name of the trail. There are traffic signals where the trail crosses Lawrence Avenue.[9]

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