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Study Area 22 – west of Victoria Park Avenue at Lawrence/Eglinton Avenue area
The City of Toronto has historically been subject to wet weather events, which have resulted in the recurrence of surface and basement flooding, and contributed to the degradation of water quality in Toronto's waterways. In 2003, City Council approved the Wet Weather Flow Master Plan (WWFMP) - a long-term plan to reduce and ultimately eliminate the adverse impacts of wet weather flows. In addition, on August 19, 2005, the City experienced a severe storm event that resulted in the flooding of many residents’ homes, erosion in ravines and watercourses, and damage to City roads, bridges, and sewers. As a result, thirty-two chronic basement flooding study areas have been identified to undergo investigations to alleviate future flooding.
The City of Toronto has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study for Study Area 22 (see map). The purpose of the study is to 1) assess the causes of flooding and develop solutions to reduce the risk of future surface and basement flooding, and 2) address stormwater runoff quality and develop solutions to reduce the adverse effects of stormwater entering watercourses in the study areas, in order to help meet long-term water quality objectives of the WWFMP.
View Notice of Commencement (PDF)
Each study is being planned as a Schedule B project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document. The Class EA process provides members of the public and interest groups with opportunities to provide input at key stages of the study. The studies will define the problem, consider and evaluate alternative solutions, assess impacts of the preferred solutions, and identify measures to lessen any adverse impacts.
Two (2) Public Information Centres (PICs) are planned for this study area. The first PICs are expected to take place in 2012. City staff and the consulting team will be present to answer questions and discuss the next steps in the process. Notification of the PICs will be advertised in the local community newspaper and notices mailed to residents in this study area.
If you would like to be placed on the study mailing list or have questions, please contact:
Mae Lee (Rigmea)
Senior Public Consultation Co-ordinator
City of Toronto
55 John Street, 19th floor Metro Hall
Toronto ON M5V 3C6
Tel: 416 392-8210
Fax: 416 392-2974
TTY: 416 397-0831
24/7 City Services - 3-1-1 or email@example.com