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Study Areas 7, 8, 9 & 10 – Highway 427 / Rathburn Road
The City of Toronto has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to assess the causes and impacts of, and develop solutions to control basement flooding in the former Cities of North York, Etobicoke and Scarborough. 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. Thirty-one flooding areas have been identified. Study Areas 7, 8, 9, and 10 are currently under investigation.
The aim of the study will be on preventing future surface flooding and reducing the amount of stormwater entering all sewer systems: storm and sanitary.
The study is being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class EA. The Class EA process will provide members of the public and interest groups with opportunities for input at key stages of this study. The study will define the problem, consider and evaluate alternative solutions, assess impacts of the proposed solutions, and identify measures to lessen any adverse impacts.
Public Open House #1
A Public Open House was held on Thursday September 4, 2008 at Burnhamthorpe Collegiate Institute. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce the study, explained the Environmental Assessment process, describe the causes of flooding within the Study Area and outline potential solutions that will be considered in the study. Comments are invited and requested by September 18, 2008. View the meeting material (PDF):
Public Open House #2
On Monday November 23, 2009, the City of Toronto hosted a Public Open House for the second round of consultation for residents and business owners residing in Study Areas 7-10. The purpose of the meeting was to identify the causes of surface and basement flooding as well as to present the recommendations to help alleviate future flooding. Comments are invited and requested by December 7, 2009.
Please review the meeting material (PDF)
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Area 7 Study Completion
Area 8 Study Completion
Area 9 Study Completion
Area 10 Study Completion
If you would like to be placed on the study mailing list or have questions, please contact:
Senior Public Consultation Co-ordinator
Public Consultation Unit
City of Toronto
55 John Street, 19th floor Metro Hall
Toronto ON M5V 3C6
24/7 City Services - 3-1-1 or firstname.lastname@example.org