Basement Flooding Study Area 62 is located within Toronto’s downtown and waterfront area. This area has experienced basement and recurring surface flooding during extreme storm events.
A study is underway to determine the contributing factors for surface and basement flooding and recommend solutions to improve the City’s sewer system and overland drainage routes in order to mitigate flooding problems.
Potential solutions may include:
Contact us for updates on this study.
Study Area 62 is roughly located in the area bounded by King Street East/West, Don Valley Parkway and Lake Ontario.
The City’s Low Level Combined Sewer Interceptor services the area.
Ontario’s Environmental Assessment (EA) program promotes good environmental planning by determining and managing the potential effects of a project prior to implementation.
The EA program ensures that public concerns are heard. EA balances economic, social, cultural and natural environmental needs so that projects benefit Ontario.
This study is being carried out according to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Master Plan process. This is an approved approach to satisfying requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act specifically tailored to municipal infrastructure. The process includes identifying the problem or opportunity to be addressed, developing and evaluating a range of alternative solutions, providing opportunities for public input and identifying a preferred solution.