Lower Simcoe Underpass Flood Protection Study
The City of Toronto has initiated a study to address flooding issues at the Lower Simcoe underpass, and to develop a plan to:
- Prevent the combined sewage overflow in the Lower Simcoe underpass during rainfall events
- Identify a location for a storm pumping station to drain rainwater from the underpass area
- Modify the existing Lower Simcoe sanitary pumping station
In addition, the City will be initiating a study of basement flooding issues affecting homes, condos, and businesses in the wider downtown and waterfront area later this year. This is the local phase of the multi-year, City-wide Basement Flooding Protection Program looking at the sewer system and above-ground areas, which will result in recommendations to minimize the risk of future flooding. Stay tuned for more information. I will share information about public consultation meetings when it is available.