Brampton, Ontario, November 18, 2020—The historic downtown core of Brampton will be better protected from flooding caused by extreme weather events as the Government of Canada invests to construct, rehabilitate and expand important public infrastructure.
Today, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Sonia Sidhu, Member of Parliament for Brampton South; and Patrick Brown, Mayor of Brampton, announced improvements for the Downtown Brampton Flood Protection project.
By protecting properties and roadways from potential flood damage and creating more resiliency in Brampton’s downtown, this project will help attract new investment, spur job creation and improve public spaces in the area.
Key elements of this project include widening a 600-metre concrete channel through downtown Brampton, replacing bridges and raising roadways. The current channel, built in 1952, will be widened and deepened to increase capacity levels in Etobicoke Creek, bridges in the project area will be replaced with larger span structures and elevated roadways will prevent flooding into urban areas.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $38.8 million through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund (DMAF). The City of Brampton is contributing over $58.2 million to the project.