council walking on new trail

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

The Town of Tecumseh Unveils Riverside Drive Trail Expansion, Fostering Connectivity and Active Living

Tecumseh, ON -  The Town of Tecumseh is thrilled to announce a milestone in its efforts to promote active transportation and foster community connectivity. The much-awaited Riverside Drive Trail expansion, stretching from Manning Road to the Tecumseh/Windsor municipal boundary, is now officially open to the public. 

This historic project marks a significant step forward in enhancing the Town's active transportation network, encouraging healthier lifestyles, and bridging the gap between Tecumseh and Windsor's trail systems. The 2.4 kms trail connects Tecumseh to the County Wide Active Transportation System (CWATS), which will link seven local municipalities with an active transportation network spanning some 800 kms.

“Along with our Council, we are excited to deliver more active transportation routes within the Town of Tecumseh” says Mayor Gary McNamara. “Connecting our residents to cycling infrastructure and trails throughout Windsor-Essex is key to promoting a healthy lifestyle and building a more sustainable Tecumseh.” 

With this new trail segment, funded by the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario), citizens of Tecumseh and Windsor can now enjoy seamless access to an extensive 20 kms network, thanks to the Ganatchio Trail connection. This trail integration serves as a catalyst for further regional collaboration and reinforces the sense of unity among neighbouring communities.

“Congratulations to the Town of Tecumseh on the opening of the Riverside Drive Trail expansion. The one-of-a-kind trail spanning from Tecumseh to Windsor will be a great place for locals and visitors to enjoy the outdoors for years to come,” said the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. “Our government is thrilled to support projects that build communities and give people a place to stay active.”

“Our government loves partnering with Mayor McNamara and the Town of Tecumseh to build trails that connect people, provide opportunities to stay active, and that boost quality of life,” said Irek Kusmierczyk, Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh. “The best validation of this terrific partnership is seeing Riverside Drive Trail packed with walkers, joggers and cyclists!”


Media Contact

Mackenzie Vandenberg

Communications Officer

519-735-2184, ext. 136

Edward Hutchinson

Press Secretary

Office of the Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario