In addition to creating a naturalized river valley—which, in itself, is a historic and significant undertaking—a crucial part of this project involves building new public spaces, roads and bridges and utilities, as well as structures to control water flow and manage sediment and debris.
The work we need to do as part of the Port Lands Flood Protection Project can be grouped into four larger categories: parks, roads and municipal infrastructure, bridges and earthworks/flood protection. You can see a breakdown on the map below. Click here for more details about what we’re building.
Aerial view of the transforming Port Lands
See the latest drone footage of the construction site.Read now
Port Lands Flood Protection Due Diligence Report
Find details about the design concept, cost and method for flood protecting the Port Lands.View report
Designing the Parks and River Valley in the Port Lands
Learn more about the evolving design for public spaces we’ll build as part of Port Lands Flood Protection Project.View presentation
During a major storm, water equivalent to two-thirds of Niagara Falls will rush down the Don River. The new river valley will safely take on floodwaters, protecting surrounding communities.View Presentation
While we’re planting in the Port Lands, 18,00 – 22,000 plants will be delivered weekly. Here’s how we’re getting so many plants into the ground.Vote
Nature and Parks in the Port Lands
Learn about the river valley and park system plantings - around 5,000 trees, 77,000 shrubs and over 2 million new herbaceous plants.Read more