County provides record investment in trails connecting communities

This year, the County is investing almost $350,000 to help fund 13 projects throughout Simcoe County under the Trails Connecting Communities Program (TCCP). This 50/50 cost sharing scheme provides up to $30,000 per project, to expand, create, and/or enhance the extensive network of trails across Simcoe County.

“Since 2009, when the Trails Connecting Communities Program was established, the County has provided approximately $2.7 million in funding to assist in the completion of 119 trail and active transportation projects across all 16 member municipalities,” said Warden George Cornell. “These funds will enhance and expand our developing multi-use trails network to promote environmentally friendly links between our communities, as well as providing safe and accessible ways for residents and visitors to relax, unwind and exercise.”

To qualify for County TCCP funding, projects must enhance an existing trail or establish a key trail linkage to improve network connectivity and improve trail accessibility for people with disabilities in accordance with applicable provincial standards. Projects in the following municipalities are eligible to receive 2022 TCCP funding:

  • Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
  • Township of Clearview
  • Town of Collingwood
  • Township of Essa
  • Town of Innisfil
  • Town of Midland
  • Town of New Tecumseth
  • Township of Oro-Medonte
  • Township of Ramara
  • Township of Severn
  • Township of Springwater
  • Township of Tay
  • Township of Tiny
  • Town of Wasaga Beach

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at



Chris Hedley
Public Relations Consultant
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-715-7654 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Manager, Public Relations
County of Simcoe, Service Simcoe Department
705-734-8386 (mobile)



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County provides record investment in trails connecting communities