Maitland Park Stream Restoration Project – Completed

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) completed stream restoration work along Etobicoke Creek, in the City of Brampton. As a result, TRCA was able to protect the Chinguacousy Trail and renaturalize the creek banks within Maitland Park North.

Project Location

A map showing the location of the Maitland Park Stream Restoration site, depicted with a red star.
Approximate location of the project in Maitland Park North.

Scope of Work

  • Start date: Fall 2018
  • Completion date: Spring 2019

This project was completed on behalf of the City of Brampton through funding provided by the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), which aimed to improve and maintain reliable drinking water, stormwater and wastewater infrastructure.

This project was identified as a candidate for a collaborative initiative between TRCA and the City of Brampton with input from the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (CAN-IECA). This collaboration facilitated a holistic approach to addressing various concerns related to erosion, ecology, public safety and other disciplines.

The final solution for this site included the following components:

  • Removal of a portion of the pre-existing concrete channel, providing an opportunity for channel habitat improvement
  • Bank renaturalization, as well as a pool and riffle sequence to reduce flow velocity and improve channel morphology
  • Installation of a vegetated buttress and armourstone wall to provide bank stability and protection of the public trail
Photo of project site before construction. The site includes a concrete channel and rip rap revetment along Etobicoke Creek, adjacent to Chinguacousy Trail.
Erosion present along Etobicoke Creek adjacent to the Chinguacousy Trail, before.


Photo of project site after construction. The bank has been stabilized and the Chinguacousy Trail has been rehabilitated.
Stabilized bank and rehabilitated Chinguacousy Trail, after.