Basement Flooding Study Area 47 has experienced basement and recurring surface flooding during past extreme storm events. The study area is located along Taylor Massey Creek in the Scarborough section.

The study will determine the contributing factors for surface and basement flooding in the area and recommend solutions to improve the City’s sewer system and overland drainage routes in order to mitigate flooding problems.

Based on investigations of drainage and flooding, the City has evaluated a number of alternative solutions and is recommending upsizing two storm sewer outfalls to manage stormwater quantity.

For more information on the recommended sewer drainage improvements for the study area, please see the Public Consultation Section below.

The study area is between Eglinton Avenue East to the south, Birchmount Road to the west, the CN rail corridor to the east, and Flora Drive to the north.

Study Area 47 Taylor Massey Creek Scarborough
Study Area 47 Taylor Massey Creek Scarborough

During heavy rain, sewers can become overloaded with stormwater runoff. This puts pressure on the City’s sewer systems and overland drainage routes, such as roads, local rivers and streams, which can lead to basement flooding.

Potential solutions to address flooding may include:

  • Upsize sewers
  • Underground storage
  • Wet/dry ponds, where space allows
  • Storm sewer outfall (drains to creeks and rivers)

The City of Toronto is studying ways to help reduce future surface and basement flooding in your area. Through our investigations of drainage and flooding, the City has evaluated a number of alternative solutions and is recommending upsizing the the storm sewer outfall into the creek to manage stormwater quantity.

Basement Flooding Area 47 Public Consultation Notice Area 47 Taylor Massey Creek-Scarborough section from November 2022.

Please see more information in the BF Area 47 Taylor Massey Creek-Scarborough area Basement Flooding Area 47 Study Recommendations including the sewer improvement location map.