Environmental Management Plans

We started digging the new river valley, river mouth and Don Greenway in winter 2018. We’ll excavate 1.4 million cubic metres of soil by the time we’re done in 2024. That’s enough to fill the Rogers Centre. Much of this soil will be treated and stored, then reused, on site. As part of this project, we’re also rebuilding sections of the Don Roadway, Cherry and Commissioners Street and removing portions of Villiers Street. We’ll also raise grades on the new Villiers Island and east of the Don Roadway by one to three metres as part of flood protection for the area. We’ll also make changes to the Keating Channel and build infrastructure north of the Keating Channel to manage water flows, sediment and debris.

The Port Lands Flood Protection project team has developed a series of plans to ensure we minimize potential impacts to the environment during this construction.

These potential impacts were noted in the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Environmental Assessment. As construction progresses, these plans may be modified to reflect new information or challenges encountered on the construction site. To make the details of these plans easier to find and understand, we’ve summarized each plan. Those summaries are available here:

Air Quality and Noise Monitoring Plan Summary

Groundwater Management Plan

Odour Management Plan

Soil Management Plan

Surface Water Management Plan

Our team is currently developing a Traffic Management Plan, in collaboration with the City of Toronto, to ensure that any road closures or diversions are coordinated with other nearby construction projects and the needs of everyone using the roads.

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