St. Thomas Elevated Park Project (STEPP), conversion of a double rail bridge and associated rail bed approaches into Canada’s first elevated park.
The St. Thomas Elevated Park will be a monumental and sculptural structure, a unique world-wide attraction like the Promenade Plantee in Paris or the New York City’s High Line while maintaining the integrity and heritage of what it once was. The iconic structure will become a centerpiece of and benefit to the identity and character of the entire community.
Passive and Active Uses
Passive uses are those that can be done on a solo basis such as hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and also running, jogging and just quiet contemplation.
Active uses are those uses that involve groups using traditional venues such as sports fields and play structures as well as more extreme examples including zip lines and bungee jumping.
As an active trail segment in proximity to the Trans Canada Trail, the elevated park is an exciting attraction, with potential to generate significant visitor expenditures. Trail users can be expected to be overwhelmingly represented by hikers, cyclists and cross-country skiers.
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