The City of Toronto will replace the Van Dusen Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge over Mimico Creek and rehabilitate a portion of Mimico Creek in the area of Van Dusen Boulevard in 2021. In addition to this work, the City is carrying out a study to assess existing sewer and watermain infrastructure along Mimico Creek from Lake Ontario to Highway 27, near Disco Road / Atwell Drive.
Due to significant erosion issues along Mimico Creek from rain events, The City of Toronto has closed the Van Dusen Boulevard Pedestrian Bridge.
Rain events in early July, 2020, caused the bridge to put stress on the storm sewer that is underneath the bridge. In order to address the safety concerns and potential damage to the storm sewer, the existing bridge will be removed in the coming weeks until the bridge replacement work is completed in the Fall of 2021.