Downtown Brampton Flood Protection Project – Funding Announcement

On Wednesday November 18, 2020, the Government of Canada announced that the City of Brampton will receive more than $38 million towards flood mitigation projects totaling in excess of $95 million in downtown Brampton, moving the City one step closer to realizing its Riverwalk project.

The City’s application Downtown Brampton Flood Protection Project has been approved by the Government of Canada. This approval comes following the successful review of the project under the terms and conditions of the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF).

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities The Honourable Catherine McKenna joins municipal and TRCA officials to announce funding for the Downtown Brampton Flood Protection Project
The Honourable Catherine McKenna announced funding for flood mitigation projects in downtown Brampton on November 18, 2020.

Key elements of this project will aim to widen a 600-metre concrete channel through downtown Brampton, replace bridges and raise roadways. The current channel, built in 1952, will be widened and deepened to increase Etobicoke Creek capacity levels, bridges in the project area will be replaced with larger span structures, and higher roadways will prevent flooding into urban areas.

Riverwalk is a transformational initiative that will unlock the economic potential of downtown Brampton. In September 2020, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks gave approval to the Downtown Brampton Flood Protection Project Environment Assessment, which identified an engineering solution to reduce the existing flooding risk in the area and to help address the provincial planning restrictions currently in place.