Downtown Brampton lies within the Etobicoke Creek floodplain. Provincial policies around hazard management restrict the type and amount of development that can occur there today.
Riverwalk will be a transformative opportunity to help revitalize Brampton’s downtown and make it healthy, sustainable and resilient. It starts with engineering an innovative long-term solution to the flood risk, which will unlock the potential for urban growth and development. In turn, it will put the creek back at the heart of downtown, creating a vibrant new space that provides a distinct identity for the city.
In conjunction with the Downtown Brampton Flood Protection Environmental Assessment, the City of Brampton has initiated a Riverwalk Area Urban Design Master Plan (UDMP). The UDMP is an open space master plan that will develop concepts for the treatment of the flood infrastructure, the open space system along the valley, integration of active transportation network, of urban resilience, environment and economic sustainability and public health issues, programming and implementation of the overall vision for Riverwalk.
The UDMP builds on the Environmental Assessment findings and will integrate the flood protection measures into the public, open space realm along the Etobicoke Creek valley from Vodden Street to Clarence Street.