Downtown Brampton lies within the Etobicoke Creek floodplain. Provincial policies around hazard management restrict the type and amount of development that can occur there today.
Riverwalk will be a transformative opportunity to help revitalize Brampton’s downtown and make it healthy, sustainable and resilient.
It starts with engineering an innovative long-term solution to the flood risk, which will unlock the potential for urban growth and development. In turn, it will put the creek back at the heart of downtown, creating a vibrant new space that provides a distinct identity for the city.
What's the project status?
Work continues with Phase 2 of the Downtown Etobicoke Creek Revitalization Study, which is examining the interaction of stormwater runoff in the local stormsewers with overland flows and river flows. Urban design and land use remain key components of this work. Several other studies will be funded by the federal Clean Water and Wastewater Fund in 2017-2018.
An Environmental Assessment (EA) for the flood mitigation measures is expected to begin in 2018.