The story of the Caledon Trailway is about the conversion of an abandoned railway into a beloved linear park, the first registered link in Canada's Great Trail. But more than just a history lesson, the book chronicles the incredible volunteer commitment and community engagement which made the Trailway a reality. Now used 90,000 times a year, the Trailway connects users to Caledon's history, to diverse habitats, and to each other.
Just as the Trailway itself was initially brought to life by a dedicated group of volunteers who became involved in every angle; this book is also the result of a concerted volunteer effort. Cheri Cowan, Walter Getman, Emil Kolb, Fay McCrea, Dave Mullan, Wayne Noble, Jan Smith-Bull and Betty Ward have been working on this project since 2017. Walter Getman passed away in September 2019; he is missed by all who knew him. Photo: Rosemary Hasner.
Author Diane Allengame (Answering the Call; a history of firefighting in the Town of Caledon) and Editor Donna Davies (Answering the Call; Settling the Hills; For Those Who Served; Acres of Glass) bring considerable local history expertise to the project. Guest Author Nicola Ross (Caledon Hikes; Loops & Lattes) contributed the Trail Diary and maps. Wallflower Design (In the Hills magazine) ensured this coffee-table format book is as beautiful as its content.