Enter the new Phase of the Mid Humber Trail Project. This will be a 600 metre extension which will link up the north end of the Humber Trail (currently at Cruickshank Park) to the Mallaby Park Steps. If you're on a bike, this would seem the best place to stop right at the foot of a 300 step incline. (Geez I really hate ascending stairs)
Since the construction workers will simply apply the 3.5 metre wide pavement over the existing dirt path, you are looking at a 4-6 week endeavoured project.
I couldn't believe the white fluff that covered most of the trail north of Fairglen Avenue. It was everywhere, and felt bad for allergic sufferers during this type of cottonwood looking like a snowstorm in June. You can expect this kind of pollen to be falling off of trees into the air in early spring and summer. What I was surprised to find out is by the time you see this white fluffy residue, it is left over from the seed production process, and this doesn't contain any pollen BUT...it does contain some high levels of fungal spore for those people sensitive to that.
Myself I thought Cruickshank was nice and large, but really nothing that really stood out other than maybe the 'bell' (circa 1967) erected by the Weston Horticultural society, and of course...the weeping willow trees.