The Rockcliffe neighbourhood along Black Creek is a highly flood vulnerable area, and has experienced both riverine and urban basement flooding during severe storms. In 2014, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Toronto Water completed separate Environmental Assessment (EA) studies that investigated options and recommended measures to reduce riverine and sewer system related flooding.
Click here to download the Environmental Assessment.
Black Creek Flood Infrastructure Maintenance from 2008-2018
2008: Black Creek Flood Control Channel – Scarlett Road Concrete Panel Replacement
In the channel just downstream of Scarlett Road TRCA replaced 3 concrete panels that had severe cracking.
2010: Black Creek Flood Control Channel – Jane Street and Wilson Avenue Channel and Drop Structure Concrete Repairs
TRCA undertook concrete repairs to the channel and drop structure.
2013: Black Creek Flood Control Channel Dredging Project – Weston Road to Scarlett Road
TRCA removed vegetation from the channel to restore flood flow capacity.
2014: Black Creek Flood Control Channel Dredging Project – 401 to Queens Drive
TRCA removed vegetation and sediment from the channel to restore flood flow capacity.
2014: Black Creek Channel Drop Structure Concrete Repair
The drop structure under Scarlett Road was replaced with a new concrete structure.
2015 – Black Creek Real Time Flood Warning Gauge Installation
A flood warning gauge was installed at Black Creek and Alliance Avenue to provide TRCA’s Flood Warning staff with real-time water levels.
2016 – Black Creek Flood Control Channel Guardrail Installation
TRCA installed a new guardrail between Weston Road and Hilldale Road to increase safety for motorists along Humber Boulevard North.
- TRCA Real-time Monitoring (gauges)
- City of Toronto: Emergency Preparedness
- City of Toronto: How to Prevent Basement Flooding
- Emergency Management Ontario
- Public Alerting in Ontario
- Alert Ready: Emergency Alert System
- Insurance Bureau of Canada: A Guide to Residential Water Damage and Flood Insurance
- See also: Insurance Bureau of Canada
- Flood Ready