TRCA Flood Channels

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.

Brampton Channel

TRCA Flood Control Structures
Brampton Channel
TRCA Flood Control
Brampton Channel

The channel was designed to provide protection from 100-year flood flows in downtown Brampton (1% chance of occurring in a given year).

WatershedEtobicoke Creek |   Location:  Church Street to south of the CN Rail line, Brampton |   Construction Date:  1952

Malvern Channel

TRCA Flood Control Channels
Malvern Channel
TRCA Flood Control channels
Malvern Channel

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.

WatershedHighland Creek |   Location:  Sheppard Ave. to  the 401, east of Markham Rd., Toronto  |   Construction Date:  1972

Mimico Malton Channel

TRCA Flood Channels
Mimico Malton Channel
TRCA flood control channels
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

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Scarlett Road Channel
TRCA Flood Control Channels
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

Sheppard Channel

Flood Control channels
Sheppard Channel
Flood Control channels
Sheppard Channel

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

Stouffville Channel

TRCA Flood Control Channel
Stouffville Channel
TRCA Flood Control channel
Stouffville Channel

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

TRCA Flood control channels
Tyndall Flood Wall
TRCA Flood Control Channels
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

Woodbridge Channel

TRCA Flood Control Channels
Woodbridge Channel
TRCA Flood Control Channels
Woodbridge Channel

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

TRCA Flood Control Channels
Yonge York Mills Channel
TRCA Flood Control Structures
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