Wilket Creek Rehabilitation Project

Update - February 19, 2016

As you may know, the City of Toronto – in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) – has been studying the geomorphic systems and habitat of the Wilket Creek subwatershed in order to better understand the erosion that threatens municipal land and infrastructure within Wilket Creek Park.

The restoration is part of a Master Plan that is being carried out according to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process.

I’m pleased to share that work at Site 3 (part of Phase 2) wrapped up in late 2015 and included the protection of approximately 125m of existing sanitary sewer infrastructure as well as 400m of channel improvements along the watercourse.

This spring, crews will finish bank restoration in conjunction with trail paving and restorative plantings.

In addition, Parks and TRCA are in the process of developing designs for the next phase of work which will see the installation of a new pedestrian bridge to reconnect the main trail to the staircase leading up to the playing fields and stables.

Work is scheduled to begin this summer and will extend into fall.

June 19, 2017

In partnership with the city, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has undertaken an environmental assessment to develop a long-term plan to stabilize Wilket Creek.

This spring, a number of residents reached out to my office with concerns about the project and the environmental impact of recent work in the area surrounding the creek. I immediately reached out to the TRCA and pulled together a meeting to address the issues. At the meeting, TRCA staff committed to taking any and all measures to reduce the footprint of the work and provided key contacts for residents.

I also attended the most recent public meeting where TRCA staff reviewed the different options for creek stabilization and discussed preferred solutions. If you would like more information about this study or want to receive updates, please contact Patricia Newland, Project Manager, at (416) 392-9690 or pnewland@trca.on.ca.