Basement Flooding Study Area 65 has experienced basement and recurring surface flooding during past extreme storm events. The study area is located in the Finch Avenue West, Allen Road/Dufferin Street and Keele Street area.

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 improving catch basin management and upsizing storm and sanitary sewers in the Finch Avenue West and Dufferin Street/Keele Street areas.

 

For more information on the recommended sewer improvements in the Finch and Sheppard Avenue West, Dufferin to Keele Street area, please check the Public Consultation Section.

Map of Basement Flooding Study Area 65 from Finch Avenue to Dufferin Avenue to Keele Street. Please contact Mae Lee at mae.lee@toronto.ca or 416-392-8210 for more information.
Basement Flooding Study Area 65 – Finch Avenue – Dufferin Street to Keele Street
  • 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.
  • Recommended solutions to address flooding included:
    • Upsize sewers
    • Underground storage sewers
    • Catch Basin management

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 65 Public Consultation Notice – Finch to Sheppard Avenue (Dufferin to Keele Street) from November 2022.

Basement Flooding Area 65 Study Recommendations including the sewer improvement location map.