Etobicoke Creek Watershed Plan Public Engagement

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is looking for public input on its most recent iteration of the Watershed Plan for the Etobicoke Creek. On-line comments will be accepted until September 29, 2023.

You can also register to participate in one of two on-line seminars,

Or, drop in without a registration to one of two open houses

  • Monday September 18, 5:00-7:30pm | Small Arms Inspection Building (1352 Lakeshore Road East, Mississauga)
  • Tuesday September 19, 5:00-7:30pm Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre (30 Loafers Lake Lane, Brampton)

A watershed is a land catchment area for rain and snow. The water collects, either on the surface in lakes, streams and marshes, or seeps underground and pools in aquifers. Most water does not stay still for long; it runs downhill through streams and rivers, potentially picking up pollutants along the way.

Brampton is home to three watersheds, the Credit River Watershed, the Etobicoke Creek Watershed, (including Mimico Creek) and, the Humber River Watershed, (west Humber to be specific). All three collect rain water and snow melt runoff and convey it to Lake Ontario.

How we manage our watersheds has an important impact on many aspects affecting our health and well-being including:

  • Water quality (we draw our drinking water from these watersheds)
  • Flood risk
  • Erosion control
  • Bio-diversity protection (important for the health of our eco-systems)
  • Provision of recreational amenities and support for an active lifestyle
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Economic benefits resulting from watershed support for tourism, agriculture and industry

According to Conservation Ontario, Conservation Authorities deliver over $300M in annual watershed management programs and services. Let’s ensure our tax dollars are being spent wisely in support of a healthy, sustainable Etobicoke Creek. Visit the project web-page for more details.

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