There has been extensive work done to date. The Special Policy Area covering 30 hectares of Downtown was updated in 2014. For more information about that see information on the City of Brampton site (as well as the Toronto and Region Conservation Area (TRCA) site).
Following the update of the Special Policy Area (SPA) two Feasibility Studies have been undertaken:The Phase 1 Feasibility Studies
: This assessed a wide range of flood mitigation options and identified the possibilities. For more information check the Documents and Reports
Phase 2 Feasibility Studies: This included further detailed assessment of flooding, including the dynamics of the interaction between the river and storm sewers. Urban design and land use considerations were included to better understand the physical requirements to meet flood risk reduction goals suitably integrated into the surrounding area. For more information check the Documents and Reports page and the TRCA page.
Downtown Brampton Flood Protection Environmental Assessment: Based on the Feasibility Studies, and Council’s identification of Riverwalk as a “game-changer”, the Downtown Brampton Flood Protection (DBFP) Environmental Assessment study commenced in 2018 led by the Toronto Region Conservation Authority in partnership with the City of Brampton.
The Environmental Assessment (EA) was undertaken with federal, provincial and regional funding through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, the Natural Disaster Mitigation Fund and the Toronto Region Conservation Authority.
In 2023, the City retained AECOM to begin work on a detailed design for the Downtown Brampton Flood Protection.