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Waterfront Regeneration Trust is honoured to announce that the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail has been recognized by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) as offering the very best that Ontario trails have to offer.  Designated one of the five ‘Trails of Distinction” in the inaugural program, the Trail protects, connects, and celebrates the world’s largest group of freshwater lakes, serves as a catalyst for the regeneration of Lake Ontario, and is a much-loved and well-used fitness, recreation and tourism attraction.  Other trails to receive this honour include the Greenbelt Route, the Trans Canada Trail Ontario, the Bruce Trail and the Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs Trans Ontario Provincial Trails.

“As we mark the 150th anniversary of confederation, Ontario is proud to recognize the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail as a Trail of Distinction,” said Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “The Ontario Trails of Distinction program showcases and celebrates our province’s most distinct trails. With its unique wetlands, forests and beaches that connect to vibrant communities across Ontario, the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail is an incredible route of discovery through Ontario’s rich natural heritage‎.”

 

 

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August 31, 2017  CYCLISTS IN BROCKVILLE JOIN ONTARIO 150 CELEBRATE BY BIKE WITH RED HOT AND BLUE ROCKABILLY WEEKEND: Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly Weekend in Brockville one of 15 events along Ontario’s iconic cycling routes for Ontario 150 celebration

June 17, 2017  Cyclists in Georgetown Join Ontario 150 Celebrate By Bike wiith Bike it to Market Event. Bike it to Market in Georgetown one of 15 events along Ontario's iconic Greenbelt Route for Ontario 150 celebration. Read More.

 

June 9, 2017  Cyclists and Paddlers Celebrate Launch of Lake Superior Water Trail and Expansion of Great Lakes Waterfront Trail. Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Sault Ste. Marie Marie Mayor Provenzano and Garden River Chief Paul Syrette lead Community Bike Parade as part of Ontario 150 celebration. Read More

June 3rd, 2017  Cyclists Kick-off Ontario 150 Celebrate by Bike with Signature Manitoulin Island Passage Ride. Hundreds of cyclists ride in Manitoulin for first of 15 events along Ontario's iconic cycling routes as part of Ontario 150 celebration. Read More

April 12, 2017  The Waterfront Regeneration Trust and partners start the party with Ontario 150--Celebrate by Bike, a program that inspires love of the province and love of cycling.

 

For media inquiries please contact the Executive Director Marlaine Koehler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 416-520-4205 or the Trust offices at (416) 943-8080. 

Photos:

The Waterfront Regeneration Trust has a number of photos of the Trail that can be shared for media purposes and for promotional purposes. Please contact us if you would like access to high quality JPEG’s of the Trail.

Pictures from the 2016 GWTA  by www.SimonWilson.com are located under the Media Tab. http://www.waterfronttrail.org/water-front-trail-media/gwta-2016-gallery

Pictures from 2015 GWTA:  DAY 1, DAY 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6

Pictures from 2014 GWTA:  DAY 1, DAY 2, DAY 3, DAY 4, DAY 5 
Follow along virtually on our BlogTwitter, and Facebook too, as we post as ride.

Past Press Releases:

July 7, 2016 -Great Waterfront Trail Adventure celebrates Lake Huron expansion and U.S. Trail Stop. Announces 2016 Honorary Tour Director and Ambassadors.

April 26, 2016 - Ontario's Best Summer Cycling Tour Adds International Day while Honouring Former Toronto Mayor David Crombie: 9th Annual Great Waterfront Trail Adventure unveils expansions to Northern Ontario and US trail stop with tribute to Crombie's waterfront work on week of 80th birthday.

April 19, 2016 -Media Advisory Former Toronto Mayor David Crombie to be Honoured on 80th Birthday for Work on Waterfront

July 24, 2015 - Five-hundredth Greenbelt Route Sign Posted in King Township--Milestone sign to be one of over 1,000 cycling routes signs across the GTHA

June 16, 2015 - Ontario's Greatest Cycling Adventure Heads to the Greenbelt. The Great Waterfront Trail Adventure launches 475km provincial cycling route in Ontario's Greenbelt.

August 11, 2014 - Great Waterfront Trail Adventure shows that world class cycling getaways are in Ontario's backyard

August 5, 2014 - 150 cyclists to visit Picton as part of Great Waterfront Trail Adventure

August 5, 2014 - 150 cyclists to visit Kingston as part of Great Waterfront Trail Adventure

August 5, 2014 - 150 cyclists to visit Gananoque as part of Great Waterfront Trail Adventure

August 5, 2014 - 150 cyclists to visit Iroquois, South Dundas as part of Great Waterfront Trail Adventure

August 5, 2014 - 150 cyclists to visit Cornwall as part of the Great Waterfront Trail Adventure

July 17, 2014 - Support Ontario Bike Month

Background Information:

Quick facts on the Waterfront Trail

Map of the 2100 km Waterfront Trail--shows the current Trail (2017) and extensions underway.

State of the Trail 2013 Report--for statistics and project desciptions

Media Coverage:

GWTA 2016: Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Brings 150 Cyclists to Community, My Informs.com, August 9, 2016

GWTA 2016: Great Waterfront Trail Adventure Comes Through Amherstburg, Amherstburg River Town Times, August 10, 2016

Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cycle Trail from Soo to Sudbury Open Next Summer, Matt Durnan, Sudbury Today, June 14, 2016

Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Northern Ontario on the Map, Jordan Allard, CTV North, June 12, 2016

Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cyclists Test Waterfront Trail, Cheryl MacKay, North Channel Current, June 8, 2016

Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cycling Trail will link Sault to Sudbury and beyond, Mike Verdone, Sault Star, June 7, 2016

Lake Huron North Channel Expansion: Cycle of Life Leaves Sudbury Today, Sudbury Star, Postmedia Network, May 30, 2016

Great Waterfront Trail shows that world class cycling getaways are in Ontario's backyard, Northumberland News, August 11, 2014

Waterfront Trail ride ends in Cornwall, Standard Freeholder, August 6, 2014

Brighton Launching Point for Holiday Ride , Inside Belleville, July 17, 2014 by John Campbell

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