Flood control channels are usually large dry concrete channels that run below the street levels in our city, so that if and when a flood occurs, the water will run into these channels, and eventually drain into a river.
The channel was designed to provide protection from 100-year flood flows in downtown Brampton (1% chance of occurring in a given year).
Watershed: Etobicoke Creek | Location: Church Street to south of the CN Rail line, Brampton | Construction Date: 1952
The channel was designed to provide protection for the 25 year storm (i.e., 4% chance of occurring in a given year) and reduce erosion due to rapid urban development.
Watershed: Highland Creek | Location: Sheppard Ave. to the 401, east of Markham Rd., Toronto | Construction Date: 1972
Mimico Malton Channel
The channel was designed to prevent flooding of commercial and residential development within the floodplain.
Watershed: Mimico Creek | Location: Airport Rd. and Derry Rd. East, Mississauga | Construction Date: 1972
Scarlett Road Channel
The channel was designed to provide protection for public utilities against erosion and provide flood water conveyance of Black Creek through Alliance Road and the Humberlea Corridor.
Watershed: Humber River | Location: Weston Rd. to west of Scarlett Rd., Toronto | Construction Date: 1967
The channel was originally designed to facilitate the construction of the Sheppard Avenue bridge and provide some flood relief to the residents adjacent to Don River Boulevard.
Watershed: Don River | Location: Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street, Toronto | Construction Date: Late 1960s
The Stouffville channel was constructed in conjunction with the Stouffville Dam to provide 100-year flood protection to the Town of Stouffville.
Watershed: Duffins Creek | Location: Millard Street to Park Drive, Stouffville | Construction Date: 1980
Tyndall Flood Wall
After channel alterations resulted in frequent severe flooding and evacuations of the nursing home in the 1980s, TRCA undertook flood control works to decrease flood risk from higher frequency events.
Watershed: Little Etobicoke Creek | Location: 1060 Eglinton Avenue East, Mississauga | Construction Date: 1992
The channel was designed to decrease erosion and provide storm water conveyance through the Woodbridge flood plain lands.
Watershed: Humber River | Location: Islington Ave. and Highway 7, Woodbridge | Construction Date: 1962
Yonge York Mills Channel
The channel was constructed to provide flood protection for the community of Hoggs Hollow in conjunction with the G. Ross Lord Dam and reservoir.
Watershed: West Don River | Location: Wilson Ave. and Yonge St. to Rosedale Golf Club, Toronto | Construction Date: 1956-1968