An Introduction to the Port Lands Flood Protection Enabling Infrastructure Project, presented by Meggen Janes, Director of Soil and Groundwater Management & Brownfield Approvals, Waterfront Toronto
Currently, 290 hectares of southeastern downtown Toronto, including parts of the Port lands, South Riverdale, Leslieville and the East Harbour development site, are at risk of flooding from the Don river and can’t be revitalized until they are flood protected. The Port Lands Floor Protection project will protect these lands, allowing them to be redeveloped. It involves building a new river valley through the Port Lands and re-naturalizing the mouth of the river.
Meggen will provide an overview of the project's infrastructure, roads, bridges, parkland and river system construction phasing and approach, and the unique challenges being addressed through design.