​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Stormwater is the rain and melted snow flowing from our properties onto our streets, into the City’s stormwater drainage system​ and ultimately into the environment. Stormwater picks up pollution as it runs across the ground, such as pet waste, fertilizer, pesticides, oil/automotive fluids, and litter. Many residents, businesses and visitors in Brampton are not aware that pollution from older neighbourhoods flows directly into the environment, including Lake Ontario (our source of drinking water). The connection from our streets to the environment is invisible to the gen​eral public because the stormwater drainage system is mostly underground and out of sight.

"From Streets to Streams" - Catchbasin Art Project seeks to raise awareness of this ​underground stormwater system by drawing attention to its starting point – catchbasins – through art murals. Local Brampton artists have painted murals around catchbasins to raise awareness​ of the drainage connection from our streets to the environment and inspire pollution prevention to protect local waterways. The project is also engaging schools in the Peel District School Board and Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board to paint catchbasins on their school property.​​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Participate in the Catchbasin Art Scavenger Hunt!

There are a total of six catchbasin murals around the City, see if you can find them all! Play the Catchbasin Art Scavenger Hunt and win a swag bag!

Rules: Visit at least one mural, take a photo of yourself with the artwork and send the photo and your answer to the scavenger hunt question with your name and contact info to growgreen@brampton.ca.

The scavenger hunt questions are:

  1. La France Road: What colour are the fish painted on the sidewalk curbs nearby?
  2. Latania Boulevard: What is the name of the nearest stormwater ​pond?
  3. Trailside Walk: What is the name of the park nearby?
  4. Teramoto Park: What is the building closest to the painted catchbasin?
  5. Weybridge Park: What colour are the slides at the playground nearby?
  6. Gage Park: When was Gage Park first opened? (Hint: Sign beside the playground)

Catchbasin Art Unveil Event​

Join us on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 from 8:00am to 1:00pm during the Farmer's Market at Gage Park for the project unveil and to mark the end of Pollution Prevention Week. We will be joined by the artists to showcase their artwork and provide information and resources on pollution prevention, including fun games and prizes!

​Find us at the Stormwater Program tent near the splashpad.​​​

 Project Timeline

 Our Commitment to the Environment

The City aims to reduce waste where necessary and use upcycled materials for the painting process where possible.

To do our part in preventing pollution, catchbasin inserts are installed in each art mural location to capture and prevent eroded paint and other pollutants from entering the storm sewer system.

Contact Environmen​​t & Development Engineering

Angela Jiang
Stormwater Education & Outreach Associate
Planning, Building & Growth Management​​​​