Wet Weather Flow Master Plan (WWFMP)
Toronto City Council adopted the Wet Weather Flow Master Plan (WWFMP) and a 25-Year Implementation Plan in 2003. The goal of the WWFMP is to reduce and ultimately eliminate the adverse impacts of wet weather flow, which is runoff generated when it rains or snows, to protect our environment improve the ecosystem health of the watersheds. The Plan was developed with the recognition that wet weather flow will be managed on a watershed basis accompanied by a hierarchy of solutions starting with “at source”, followed by “conveyance,” and concluding with “end-of-pipe.” What's it all about? Learn more here...
Earl Bales Stormwater Management Pond
Toronto recently completed construction on the Earl Bales Stormwater Pond to deal with stormwater discharges to the West Don River that have adversely affected water quality and fish habitat. Learn more about the pond.
Wet Weather Flow Master Plan and Basement Flooding Protection Update
A staff report with recommendations concerning the Don River and Central Waterfront Project was approved by City Council on September 21, 2011. The Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Class EA study is expected to be filed with the MOE for a 30-day public review period in late 2011. A Notice of Study Completion advising of the 30-day public review period, and the ESR document will be posted to this website later this year.
Don River and Central Waterfront Project
In 2006, Toronto City Council approved the start of the Don River and Central Waterfront Project - a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to find solutions to improve water quality and identify necessary upgrades to the Don Sanitary Trunk Sewer system. The Class EA study began in 2008. A staff report with recommendations concerning the Don River and Central Waterfront Project was approved by City Council on September 21, 2011 The next step is to receive approval from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment. Learn more about the project and the Preferred Solution.
‘Greening’ surface parking lots
The draft Design Guidelines for 'Greening' Surface Parking Lots provide specific strategies and measures which developers, designers and reviewers of surface parking lots can apply and integrate the treatment of stormwater runoff into the surface parking lot design.