Flood  Protec+on  and  Naturaliza+on  

Adele  Freeman  
TRCA   TRCA   TRCA  

Ken  Dion   Don  Haley     Paul  Murray  
AECOM  

Overview    
•  Brief  background  on  Don   Mouth  Naturaliza+on  and   Flood  Protec+on  EA  (DMNP   EA)   •  Review  of  Realigned   Alterna+ves  and  Preliminary   Costs   •  Flood  Protec+on  Phasing   Opportuni+es   •  Naturaliza+on  of  Floodplain   •  Summary    

Key  Features  of   Don  Watershed  
  1.    Watershed  covers     360  sq  km   2.  200  +  years  of   urbaniza+on  from     south  to  north   3.    Land  use:  80%  urban,   4%  agriculture,  &   16%  natural  cover  

Extent  of  Flooding  under  Regulatory  Storm  

Flow Rates During Flood Events
1800 1600 1400
Flow Rate (m3/s)

1200 1000 800 600 400 200 0
normal 1 2 5 10 50 100 Regulatory Hurricane

Flood Frequency (years)

Flood

Goal  of  Don  Mouth  NaturalizaEon  Project  
To  establish  and  sustain  the  form,  features,  and   func+ons  of  a  natural  river  mouth  within  the  context   of  a  revitalized  City  environment  while  providing  flood   protecEon  up  to  the  Regulatory  Flood.  
Naturalization Revitalized City Environment Flood protection

Don  Mouth  NaturalizaEon  Project     Original  AlternaEves  -­‐    2008  

Inner Harbour

Ship Channel

Primary Flow West to IH

Primary Flow South to Ship Channel

Primary Flow South & West to Inner Harbour

Summary  of  Step  4  EvaluaEon  by  ObjecEve  

Diagram  taken  from  Don  Mouth  NaturalizaEon  And  Port  Lands  Flood  ProtecEon  Project,  chapter  5,  table  5-­‐24  

DMNP  EA   Preferred  4WS  

AcEviEes  since  EA  submission  
•  EA  submi[ed  in  December  2010     •  Comments  submi[ed  from   stakeholders  to  MOE  on  EA   •  EA  amended  in  April  2011  to   address  stakeholder  concerns     •  EA  put  on  hold  in  January  2012   un+l  September  2012     •  Port  Lands  Accelera+on  Ini+a+ve   began  in  December  2011  to   explore  the  DMNP  EA  in  the   context  of  the  full  Port  Lands   •  EA  will  resume  following  City   Council  direc+on  

Changes  to  AlternaEves  

Alternative 2 (Based on DMNP EA April 2011)

Move valley system south to allow for development north of Keating Channel

Changes  to  AlternaEves  

Alternative 2 (Realigned)

Changes  to  AlternaEves  

Alternative 4W (Based on DMNP EA April 2011)

Move valley system south to allow for development north of Keating Channel

Changes  to  AlternaEves  

Alternative 4W (Realigned)

Changes  to  AlternaEves  

Alternative 4WS (Based on DMNP EA April 2011)

Valley system moved north to create larger development blocks

Spillway moved to Don Roadway to create larger development blocks

Promontories eliminated to avoid impact on shipping

River mouth phased to accommodate existing uses

Changes  to  AlternaEves  

Alternative 4WS (Realigned)

Comparison  of   Realigned   AlternaEves   Gross Development Area

Realigned

Realigned

Realigned

Don River Floodplain Area

Naturalized Area

Preliminary Costing

$400M

$375M

$350M

 Flood  ProtecEon  Phasing  

Full  build-­‐out  

 Flood  ProtecEon  Phasing  

Full  build-­‐out  

 Flood  ProtecEon  Phasing  
Flood Protection Landform Don Roadway and eastern lands raised

Full  build-­‐out  

 Flood  ProtecEon  Phasing  

Full  build-­‐out  

 Flood  ProtecEon  Phasing  

Full  build-­‐out  

 Flood  ProtecEon  Phasing  

NaturalizaEon  OpportuniEes  

In  Summary  
•  Preliminary  results  suggest:  
–  4WS  realigned  should  be  carried  forward  and  the  EA   completed   –  First  phase  of  flood  protec+on  will  protect  lands  west  of   Cherry  Street  north  and  south  of  Polson  Quay   –  Second  phase  of  flood  protec+on  will  protect  over  480   acres  from  flooding  east  of  Don  Roadway  

•  Public    green  space  remains  a  cri+cal  element  of  the   overall  Port  Lands  plan  

Flood  protecEon  and  naturalizaEon  
Main  Trading  Floor  

Business  analysis:  economics,  market  and  financing  
Side  Trading  Floor  

Development  planning  and  phasing  
Third  Floor,  Pa[y  Wa[  Room  

Port  Lands  101  
Main  floor  Studio  

     HAVE  YOUR  SAY  

•  Public  feedback  workshops:  
Tuesday,  April  3  6:30  to  9:30  at  St.  Lawrence  Hall     or   Wednesday,  April  4  6:30  to  9:30  at  the  Harbour   Castle  WesEn  

•  Online:  www.portlandsconsultaEon.ca  

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