New Forwell Trail coming!

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The City of Waterloo is building one of the last sections of the Waterloop Trail system - the Forwell Trail. The Forwell Trail will run adjacent to Forwell Creek through the former Waterloo Inn site, now called the Inn of Waterloo.

Please review the available maps in the document library to see how this trail linkage relates to other aspects of Waterloo's trail system.

The Region of Waterloo is involved in this project. They are rebuilding Weber Street in three different sections, between King Street and Northfield Drive. Part of this construction project will include a piece of the trail. This piece, along with the section that we are building, will close the connection in this high priority active transportation network.

We are working closely with Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), the current land owner (Drewlo Holdings) and the city's consultant (Dillon Consulting) to explore design concepts for the trail, to improve the hydrology (movement of water) through Forwell Creek and to understand future development limitations on the site.

As we work through this project together with these different agencies, the timing of our trail construction schedule may be affected. Dates and timing for this project are therefore subject to change based on various factors. We will continue to update the community as this project develops.


Plans for the trail

Our vision for the trail includes the following elements:

  • heavy duty asphalt
  • lighting
  • public art
  • benches/seating options
  • trees and other landscaping elements


Public information centre - cancelled

In keeping with the Region of Waterloo Public Health directive for social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have cancelled the public information centre originally planned for Tuesday, May 12. We will update the community when the event has been rescheduled. Thank you for your patience and understanding.





The City of Waterloo is building one of the last sections of the Waterloop Trail system - the Forwell Trail. The Forwell Trail will run adjacent to Forwell Creek through the former Waterloo Inn site, now called the Inn of Waterloo.

Please review the available maps in the document library to see how this trail linkage relates to other aspects of Waterloo's trail system.

The Region of Waterloo is involved in this project. They are rebuilding Weber Street in three different sections, between King Street and Northfield Drive. Part of this construction project will include a piece of the trail. This piece, along with the section that we are building, will close the connection in this high priority active transportation network.

We are working closely with Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA), the current land owner (Drewlo Holdings) and the city's consultant (Dillon Consulting) to explore design concepts for the trail, to improve the hydrology (movement of water) through Forwell Creek and to understand future development limitations on the site.

As we work through this project together with these different agencies, the timing of our trail construction schedule may be affected. Dates and timing for this project are therefore subject to change based on various factors. We will continue to update the community as this project develops.


Plans for the trail

Our vision for the trail includes the following elements:

  • heavy duty asphalt
  • lighting
  • public art
  • benches/seating options
  • trees and other landscaping elements


Public information centre - cancelled

In keeping with the Region of Waterloo Public Health directive for social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have cancelled the public information centre originally planned for Tuesday, May 12. We will update the community when the event has been rescheduled. Thank you for your patience and understanding.