Channel Maintenance Work West Don River

If you live, backing onto the West Don River, you will be seeing work crews both surveying and cleaning out debris and sediment in the river. This is an ideal time of year for such maintenance as the city can control water flow, better than in the summer months. City Engineers and Surveyors are now executing the first phase of this project. Please see below for the notification from Craig Mitchell, who is in charge of Flood and Infrastructure and Hydrometrics, Engineering Services and Restoration of Infrastructure.

Dear YMVA,

I am emailing you to let you know that the permit delays for the maintenance of the Yonge/York Mills Flood Control Channel have been resolved.  Construction crews will be mobilizing next week and I expect in-water work start the following week.  Crews must first go into the channel and lay down protection for the sanitary sewer.  After that dredging operations can begin.  TRCA estimates that the project will be complete February 2017 with restoration in the spring.
TRCA staff will be hand delivering Notice of Project letters to affected residents tomorrow.  Please see attached.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact me.