​​​​​​Riverwalk is an important initiative to revitalize downtown Brampton and unlock its economic and development potential. The initiative will provide long-term flood risk reduction along the Etobicoke Creek, while creating places for residents to access nature and enjoy public spaces.

The Downtown Brampton Flood Protection (DBFP) project, is part of Riverwalk and focuses on ways to eliminate and reduce flooding from the Etobicoke Creek during extreme storms. This project will make improvements to the Etobicoke Creek channel, as per the approved DBFP Environmental Assessment (2020), including:

  • Widening and deepening the Etobicoke Creek channel
  • Replacing bridges at Church, Scott, and Queen Streets and the pedestrian bridge south of the CN Rail line
  • Improving the bridge at the CN Rail line
  • Relocating Ken Whillans Drive to the west
  • Improvements to Church Street at Etobicoke Creek​

Site Map

Project Status

Riverwalk is a transformative project for the City of Brampton. As part of efforts to keep the community informed of the progress being made on the project, the City has to date engaged with interested parties in several ways including a neighbourhood direct mail campaign, installing site signage and updates to the project webpage. More communication activities are being planned for the coming months as work progresses. Construction of flood protection works is anticipated to begin in 2025 and be completed in 2028.

Check back regularly for updates.

Environmental Assessment

An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a planning and decision-making process, prescribed by Provincial legislation, that identifies a preferred solution that will reduce the flood risk to the downtown core, while considering opportunities for revitalization and ecological benefits.

An amendment to the Environmental Assessment for the CN crossing is expected by Q2 2024. Interested parties will be notified once the Amendment is available for review.

For more information, about the Environmental Assessment or to review the documents visit the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority project website.

Learn more about the purpose of the EA by visiting the Riverwalk Frequently Asked Questions page.

Property Acquisition Process

Property acquisition is a necessary component of Riverwalk. This process is advancing in alignment with the Environmental Assessment (EA) and as directed by Council.​​

Contact Environment and Development Engineering

City of Brampton
2 Wellington Street West,
Brampton, Otario L6Y 4R2