​​​​​​​​​​​Norton Place Park's woodlands and wetlands have undergone significant changes from deforestation in the 19th century to recovery in the mid-20th century. The impacts of urbanization in the surrounding area over recent decades led to the introduction of invasive species and increased flooding. The City of Brampton is dedicated to protecting and improving the biodiversity and ecosystem function of Norton Place Park as outlined in the ​Lake Enhancement Strategy, passed by Council in 2021.

Developed in collaboration with Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the Norton Place Park Forest Restoration and Management Plan identifies key actions that will improve forest health, wildlife habitat, drainage, and park use.

The Plan seeks to achieve the following goals:

  • Enhance natural heritage through forest/wetland restoration
  • Improve species diversity, and re-establish forest cover suitable to site conditions
  • Understand site hydrology and implement improvements
  • Reduce human impacts to natural areas

Restoration Activities

Norton Place Park offers a wetland, woodland, and lake, that serves as critical habitat for animals and vegetation and is a popular recreational space for the Brampton community.

Beginning in 2024, the City and TRCA will begin restoration work in this park. Please note that during active restoration works, trails within the park will be temporarily closed for public access. Refer to the Restoration Map for trail access. Restoration activities include:

  • Remove Common Buckthorn, Manitoba Maple, Phragmites, and other invasive species to ensure native trees can thrive
  • Plant native trees and shrubs
  • Improve waterflow and drainage including removal of barriers for fish passage
  • Improve park use management, including removal of informal trail, mulching of formal trails and new wayfinding signage
  • Enhance wildlife habitats

Restoration Map

​​​​​​​​​​​​Norton Place Park Map with Legend

 Contact Us

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​Karley Cianchino
Environmental Project Specialist
Karley.Cianchino@brampton.ca


Danny Moro
Senior Project Manager, Ecosystem Management (TRCA)
danny.moro@trca.ca​​​​​​​