The study report is available for a 30-day review period from May 1 to May 30. View the study report in the tab below. Interested persons can provide written comments to the City at the contact listed.
The City of Toronto has completed an update of the Sherwood Creek-Burke Brook Fish Passage Restoration, originally completed in 2006. Since the study’s completion, a number of large storms have caused significant stream erosion and increased the risk of damage to City sewer infrastructure in Burke Brook. This update assessed the potential hazards due to erosion and developed solutions to protect the sewer infrastructure in Burke Brook, located east of Bayview Avenue (north of Glenvale Boulevard) to the confluence at West Don River.
This study includes the outfalls, sanitary sewers and maintenance holes related to the City’s stormwater and sanitary system. The study did not examine trail conditions or recommend improvements to trails, forestry or ravine amenities.
To protect the City’s sewer infrastructure, the updated recommendations include:
Notice of Public Consultation (April 11, 2022)
Comments closed on April 25, 2022.
Notice of Study (February 26, 2021)
Consultation Summary (May 2022)
The following components of the City’s infrastructure that will be assessed in this study include:
A number of severe storm events since the completion of the 2006 study have caused significant erosion within Burke Brook. The City’s infrastructure at risk of this erosion includes:
The potential risks to City infrastructure as a result of erosion:
Some photos that illustrate the risks include:
This study will investigate and analyse the stream processes and current conditions impacting the stormwater and sanitary sewer infrastructure within the Burke Brook and undertake forecasting work to help predict future scenarios and/or impacts. Solutions can then be developed to help mitigate or prevent those future scenarios and ensure the City’s water and sewer infrastructure in Burke Brook can continue to operate and service residents and businesses.
This study is being completed as an update to the Sherwood Creek-Burke Brook Fish Passage Restoration Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. This study follows Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process including the following steps:
The updated Project File has been placed on public record for a 30-day review period starting May 1, 2023 and ending May 30, 2023. View the Notice of Completion for details on providing written comments.
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