Chair’s Message

Thanks to trail volunteers and partners, The Great Trail is connected to 150+ communities across Ontario.

The dream of a cross-country Trail is now a reality and the original goal, nearly 25 years in the making, has been achieved with the help of partners, donors and all levels of government. The Great Trail now consists of more than 24,000 kilometres of multi-use trails, linking Canada and Canadians. In Ontario, over 5,000 kilometres of these trails provide access to great experiences, stories, cultures, wilderness, charming towns, cities and adventure.

Moving beyond 2017, Trans Canada Trail Ontario’s (TCTO) mission will be to increase use, as well as continue to enhance and improve The Great Trail by garnering support and continuing to nurture valuable relationships with Trail enthusiasts and partners across the Province.

Our Board of Directors provides the essential support and guidance needed to continue to develop this national legacy in Ontario. Our goal at TCTO is to ensure The Great Trail in Ontario remains connected, relevant, vibrant and promoted provincially, nationally and internationally.

In 2018, we will be supporting TCT National and our Trail Partners to implement the Capital Improvement Projects and we will be reaching out to our partners and supporters to identify and define the key actions that we need to take as an organization that will help to ensure The Great Trail in Ontario will be a lasting legacy for future generations.

Mike Bender
Chair, Trans Canada Trail Ontario