Eastbourne Park Channel Restoration
The Peel Channel Remediation Program has identified the removal of the concrete channel along Mimico Creek flowing through the Fallingdale, Earnscliffe and Eastbourne Parks, as a priority.
Following the success of the
Jefferson, Jordan and Jayfield Channel Restoration and Eco Park Project, the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) will be restoring the concrete channel in Eastbourne Park. As part of the restoration, the concrete lining will be removed, a more natural creek morphology restored and the creek and banks re-naturalized.
This project will improve the water quality, fish and wildlife habitat, stabilize the creek, mitigate local flood damage and reduce maintenance costs.
In conjunction with the scheduled channel works, the City of Brampton is investigating opportunities to incorporate additional Eco Park amenities
Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Program (SNAP). This will
provide harmonious benefits for both residents and nature by making the
Brampton Eco Park Strategy’s vision of - interweaving and embedding the natural environment into the fabric of the City’s urban systems and landscapes, a reality.
Key Park Revitalization Features
Potential Eco Park Amenities (e.g. play node, tiny forest, outdoor classroom)
Improves natural habitat cover for wildlife
Mitigates flood damage costs
Controls pests and disease
Promotes health and well-being
Engaging the Community
On October 26th 2022, there was an open house at Earnscliffe Recreation Centre on the Eastbourne Park Channel Restoration and Eco Park Project. A presentation was provided on the channel restoration and on the proposed work for the park, in addition to Eco Park Project boards with opportunities for input.
Presentation slides and boards from the Open House is provided below.
City of Brampton