I just came across a tweet from @SJAMWinterTrail mentioning their new web site http://www.wintertrail.ca/ with information about the Sir John A. Macdonald parkway riverside multi-use pathway trail winter snow grooming project and a request for donations. There’s also a related crowd funding site at https://fundrazr.com/SJAM.Winter.Trail, which makes nice use of the trail map as a progress indicator.
The Winter Trail web site is nicely done; besides a crisp concise look it has good coverage of the topic and related questions. If you hunt around the Internet, you can find a video about the trail, which includes our local neighbour Dennis, at https://twitter.com/SJAMWinterTrail/media or on YouTube:
I definitely appreciate the easier walking of a groomed trail in winter, particularly after an ice storm makes the uneven foot pounded snow path treacherous or a heavy snow confuses the solid walking path with soft trails left by skiers. Judging by the very popular test last winter, the skiers enjoy it too!