the Etobicoke Creek runs through a concrete-lined bypass channel that has
protected downtown Brampton from flooding for nearly 70 years. But the risk of
flooding still exists, and the channel doesn’t exempt the area from strict provincial regulations that
project has three main objectives:
Protect existing properties in the downtown
core from flood damage during both the regulatory (Hurricane
Hazel-sized) storm event and other storms with a high flood risk.
Remove the Etobicoke Creek floodplain and thereby allow for the
removal of provincial
floodplain development restrictions.
Unlock economic, environmental, social and
cultural opportunities, and support the development of a new
Ryerson University campus, Centre for Innovation, public library, and other