Haldimand County has a population of approximately 45,000 people and is located on the north shore of Lake Erie bordered by Norfolk County, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, Brant County, City of Hamilton and the Region of Niagara. Haldimand County approved in its 2016 Capital Budget funds to undertake detailed design, construction tender and some capital works in 2016-2020 for trails development.
The Cayuga Grand Vista Trail will run from the Cayuga Courthouse, along an existing rail line, and connecting to western Cayuga via an abandoned Grand River rail bridge. The 300m length bridge will be repurposed with decorative steel guard rails, composite decking, and two large viewpoint areas that will take advantage of views of Cayuga and the Grand River. The project will set precedence for rail trail development in Ontario. Additional trail features include trail heads, signage, site furnishings, parking lot, and stonedust trail surfacing.
The Caledonia to York Trail is a 12km rail trail development connecting the towns of Cayuga and Caledonia. Additional trail features include trail heads, signage, site furnishings, parking lot, and stonedust trail surfacing.
Location: Haldimand County
Size: 1.2 km Trail
Client: Haldimand County
Completion Date: November 2018
Project Team: Seferian Design Group (Landscape Architects), Environmental Design Group (Contractor), Witzel Dyce Engineering (Structural Engineering), MTE Consultants (Surveying)
Services Provided: Conceptual Design, Detailed Design, Tendering and Contract Administration
DNA Paris Design Award in the Landscape Design/Parks & Public Spaces, Educational, Community & Recreation Facilities category.
Landscape Ontario Award of Excellence- Special Interest Construction,
International Design Award – Silver Winner Architecture Categories Arches, bridges, viaducts and gateways.
Architecture MasterPrize in the Landscape Architecture – Public Category
“Cayuga Grand Vista and Gypsum Mine Tract now open to the Public!” Haldimand County, November 22th, 2018.
“Cayuga Grand Vista Trail will soon by open” Community, The Sachem, September 28th, 2018.
“Cayuga Grand Vista Trail wins second award” The Haldimand Press, March 7, 2019.
“Cayuga Grand Vista trail receives honour” John Tesh, CKPC AM1380, January 11, 2019