2019 Update

The study is completed to determine the contributing factors for surface and basement flooding in the City of Toronto, and recommended solutions to improve the City’s sewer system and overland drainage routes in order to mitigate flooding problems.

Study Area 35 location in the Kipling, Eglinton and Islington area has experienced recurring basement and surface flooding during extreme storms in the past.

Following consultation with agencies, City Divisions and the public, the following are the study’s key findings, accepted by the City:

3 Schedule B and 1 Schedule A+ projects including:

  • New and larger storm sewers
  • Sanitary sewer realignment/replacement
  • Two storm outfall upgrades (Edenbrook Park and Scarlett Mills Park)
  • Sections of large diameter storm sewers to provide storage during heavy rainfall events
  • Catchbasin control measures: inlet control devices and high capacity inlets

Please view the Area 35 Executive Summary

Study Area Map of BF Area 35, please contact Mae.Lee@toronto.ca for further details
Study Area Map of Area 35

Study Area 35 is located mainly in Ward 4 and in a portion of Ward 2. It is roughly bounded by Dixon Rd. to the north, St George’s Golf and Country Club / Princess Margaret Boulevard to the south, Highway 427 to the west, and Scarlet Road / Etobicoke Creek to the east. It is serviced by separate storm and sanitary sewer systems.Study Area 35 was established in Etobicoke in 2013 due to severe flooding reported during the severe rainstorm of July 8, 2013. Historic records show that this area has experienced basement flooding under severe storm events for several years.

The City hosted a drop-in event for in April to review, discuss and seek feedback on the recommended solutions for reducing the risk of basement and surface flooding and improving stormwater runoff quality in the study area.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Father Serra School
111 Sun Row Dr. (The Westway, west of Royal York Rd)

What is a Class Environmental Assessment?

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 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.