National Disaster Mitigation Program funding to the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA): Projects at a glance

Backgrounder

Don River Watershed Floodplain Mapping Update

Total project value: $261,000

Federal: $130,500; TRCA $130,500

This project will complete a comprehensive update of approximately 80 floodplain maps within the municipalities of the City of Vaughan, Town of Richmond Hill, City of Markham, and the City of Toronto. The work will define flood lines and flood hazard which will inform future land development and allow emergency responders to focus efforts on highest risk areas first.


Downtown Brampton Riverwalk Flood Protection Project Environmental Assessment

Total project value: $3 million

Federal: $1.5 million; City of Brampton: $1.2 million; Region of Peel: $300,000

The purpose of this project is to conduct an environmental assessment that will propose a preferred alternative for addressing flood protection and eliminating the risk of flooding from Etobicoke Creek to the Downtown core of Brampton. Eliminating flood risks to these areas will greatly reduce disaster relief costs to the Federal and Provincial levels of government that would otherwise occur during a major flood event.


Flood Risk Community Outreach Program

Total project value: $260,000

Federal: 130,000; TRCA: 130,000

This project will help increase awareness of flood risks to vulnerable neighborhoods that are within the floodplain by providing residents with information they need in order to take preparatory steps to protect themselves and their homes. There are 6,800 flood-vulnerable structures (roads and property), as well as 36,000 people at risk in floodplain areas. TRCA has identified 41 flood vulnerable areas within the Region of Peel, City of Toronto, Durham Region and York Region.


G. Ross Lord Dam Safety Risk Assessment and Flood Operations optimization

Total project value: $255,000

Federal: $127,500; TRCA: $127,500

This project will undertake a risk assessment of G. Ross Lord Dam, an earth fill flood control dam in Toronto built in the 1970’s. The risk assessment will help provide a more comprehensive understanding of the dam and its vulnerabilities ultimately reducing the risk of dam failure and the resulting impact to downstream communities.


Highland Creek Hydrology and Floodplain Mapping Update

Total project value: $248,000

Federal: $124,000; TRCA: $124,000

This project will complete a comprehensive hydrology model and floodplain mapping update for the Highland Creek watershed within the City of Toronto. The Highland Creek is one of the most urbanized watersheds within the Province of Ontario. The updates will accurately define flood lines, and flood hazards which will inform future land development and emergency response plans to allow emergency responders to focus efforts on highest risk areas first.


Mimico Creek Watershed Floodplain Mapping Update

Total project value: $64,000

Federal: $32,000; TRCA: $32,000

This project will complete a comprehensive floodplain mapping update of 20 floodplain map sheets within the municipalities of the Cities of Brampton, Mississauga, and Toronto. The updates will accurately define flood lines, and flood hazards which will inform future land development and emergency response plans to allow emergency responders to focus efforts on highest risk areas first.


Rouge River Watershed Floodplain Mapping Update

Total project value: $ 334,000

Federal: $167,000; TRCA: $167,000

This project will complete a comprehensive floodplain mapping update of 103 floodplain maps within the municipalities of the City of Toronto, Town of Richmond Hill, City of Markham, City of Pickering and the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. The updates will accurately define flood lines, and flood hazards which will inform future land development and emergency response plans to allow emergency responders to focus efforts on highest risk areas first.


Toronto Island Flood Characterization and Risk Assessment

Total project value: $300,000

Federal: $150,000; City of Toronto: $150,000

This project will work to reduce the impact of high lake levels on Toronto Island residences, facilities, and infrastructure by providing an estimate of the future range of lake levels and associated impacts. This risk information will further be used to educate island residents on how to better prepare themselves and their homes.


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