Mud Creek Ravine Restoration
Urban Forestry is working in partnership with Toronto Water and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to improve storm water flow conditions and overall ravine health throughout the Mud Creek watershed. Mud Creek is part of the Don River Watershed and has been prioritized for management in both the TRCA Don River Watershed Plan and the Toronto Water Wet Weather Flow Master Plan. Urban Forestry is participating in various ways:
- Ravine & Natural Feature Protection By-law review of construction plans
- Identifying future stewardship initiatives and trail upgrades throughout the Belt Line
- Phasing of invasive tree removal and replanting, as well as preventative tree management work to address flood conveyance issues
July 2016 Project Update
Project planning is underway for additional channel work in Reach 2, below Governor's Bridge, and Reach 6 above Heath Street Bridge to Moore Avenue. Construction for Reach 6 will begin in early summer 2016 and be completed in autumn 2016. Trail closures will happen intermittently during this time.
This work will help improve storm water flows and ravine health, address public safety conditions and reduce erosion of public and private property.
Sections of the Beltline Trail will be closed during periods of active construction. To protect your safety and the safety of the staff, please follow all posted construction signs and stay clear of the work area and equipment. Your cooperation and patience is appreciated.
Tree Removal and Replacement:
Trees will be removed to allow for access and construction as part of this necessary work. As part of the forest management plan, an extensive restoration plan will incorporate plantings of new native trees and shrubs following construction by autumn 2016.
For more information about the Mud Creek Project, please call TRCA Office at (416) 392-9720.