The Peel Channel Remediation Program has identified the
removal of the concrete channel along Mimico Creek flowing through the Fallingdale, Earnscliffe and Eastbourne Parks, as a priority.
Following the success of the Jefferson, Jordan and Jayfield Channel Restoration and Eco Park Project, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will
be restoring the concrete channel in Eastbourne Park. As part of the
restoration, the concrete lining will be removed, a more natural creek morphology
restored and the creek and banks re-naturalized.
will improve the water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, stabilize the creek,
mitigate local flood damage and reduce maintenance costs.
In conjunction with the scheduled channel works, the City of Brampton is
investigating opportunities to incorporate additional Eco Park amenities through the Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP). This will provide
harmonious benefits for both residents and nature by making the Brampton Eco Park Strategy’s vision of - interweaving
and embedding the natural environment into the fabric of the City’s urban systems
and landscapes, a reality.
Key Park Revitalization Features
- Channel Revitalization
- Tree Planting
- Revitalized playground
- Potential Eco Park Amenities (e.g. play node, tiny forest, outdoor
- Improves natural
habitat cover for wildlife
- Passive recreation
- Mitigates flood
- Controls pests and
- Air filtration
- Promotes health and
Engaging the Community
On October 26th 2022, there was an open house at Earnscliffe Recreation Centre on the Eastbourne Park Channel Restoration and Eco Park Project. A presentation was provided on the channel restoration and on the proposed work for the park, in addition to Eco Park Project boards with opportunities for input.
Presentation slides and boards from the Open House is provided below.
City of Brampton