Stormwater, Lakes, Rivers and Creeks

Lawrence Park Neighbourhood Road & Stormwater Management Study

The City of Toronto is studying different ways to address deteriorating road conditions, traffic problems, pedestrian safety, road drainage problems and basement flooding in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood (see map below). Measures that improve stormwater quality and reduce storm runoff are also being incorporated. 

This study is being planned under the requirements set out in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, and provides members of the public and interest groups opportunities to provide input at key stages. The study will:

  • define the problem,
  • consider and evaluated alternative solutions, and,
  • identify measures to lessen any adverse impacts.

News and Updates

A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held on May 26, 2016 to provide an update on the tree assessment and the preliminary recommendations. 

A copy of the presentation that will be made at the PIC is below:

Revised and updated tree assessments can be viewed here.

 

 

As with many established neighbourhoods in Toronto, the infrastructure – roads, storm and sanitary sewers – in the Lawrence Park neighbourhood is aging. Traffic and pedestrian safety issues exist and older road drainage systems are unable to convey stormwater effectively. Historically, parts of the Lawrence Park neighbourhood have also experienced issues with basement flooding.

This Study Area is one of the 34 areas in Toronto included in the Basement Flooding Work Plan, approved by City Council to address basement flooding across the City.

A series of public information centres (PIC) have been held from 2013 onward to allow community residents to speak with staff and provide their input at key stages in the study.

Study Commencement

Public Information Centre #1 - April 22, 2013

PIC Materials:

Public Information Centre #2 - November 19, 2013

PIC Materials:

Public Information Centre #3 - May 2015

Four Public Information Centres (PIC) are being held in May, 2015.

 

Public Information Centre - April 22, 2013

The summary of the first Public Information Centre, held on April 22, 2013, can be viewed here.

Public Information Centre - November 19, 2013

The summary of the second Public Information Centre, held on November 19, 2013, can be viewed here.

Traffic and Road Report - February 2015

The Traffic and Road Report for the Lawrence Park Neighbourhood can be viewed here.