The City is arranging for a public consultation period for basement flooding in our area which can experience basement and recurring surface flooding during extreme rainfall events. A study is underway to determine the contributing factors to surface and basement flooding. The City is recommending solutions to improve the City’s sewer system and drainage routes in order to mitigate flooding problems.The study recommendations include:

  • New storm sewers and catchbasins on local roads
  • Replacing existing sewers with larger pipes that have more capacity
  • Three (3) new large relief sewers, the Sunnyside, Garrison and Cabbagetown relief sewers, to provide additional capacity to relieve the existing overburdened sewers
  • Underground tanks or in-line storage pipes in new or replacement sewers to store excess storm water during extreme rainfall events
  • Vertical storage shafts in relief sewers

More information on the study is available in the attached newsletter and at The City is hosting a virtual public meeting to share details about the study recommendations. The meeting will include a presentation followed by a Question and Answer period.

The meeting details are as follows:

Date and time: Tuesday, June 25, 2024 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


If you would like to attend this meeting please register in advance using the above link.