Fishleigh Drive Erosion Control Project – Completed

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) completed construction of a new erosion control structure along the base of the Scarborough Bluffs near Fishleigh Drive. As a result of the work, TRCA was able to protect this section of the Scarborough Bluffs and nearby properties from erosion issues.

Project Location

Fishleigh Drive is located west of Bluffer’s Park, atop the table lands of the Scarborough Bluffs along the north shore of Lake Ontario in the City of Toronto.  The area of concern was the eastern extent of Fishleigh Drive, directly below 81 and 83 Fishleigh Drive.

Fishleigh Drive Erosion Control Project map
Project location. Source: TRCA, 2017.

Scope of Work 

  • Start Date: July 25, 2017
  • Completion Date: January 11, 2018 (Site restoration completed in October 2019)

The Fishleigh Drive Erosion Control Project was considered high priority because private properties and municipal infrastructure were at risk of damage if erosion of the Bluffs continued. The scope of work included:

  • Construction of a new revetment
  • Creation of fish habitat
  • Site restoration
  • Fish habitat monitoring (ongoing)
The project area before construction (top) and after construction (bottom). Source: TRCA 2017 and 2019.