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.

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Aerial view of the transforming Port Lands

See the latest drone footage of the construction site.

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Port Lands Flood Protection Due Diligence Report

Find details about the design concept, cost and method for flood protecting the Port Lands.

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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.

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artist rendering of base flow conditions during flood event

Engineering a New River

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.

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Boxes of young plants in front of a recently planted field. The green field is surrounded by bare soil.

Planting in the Port Lands

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.


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.

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