Construction notice: Elizabeth Street design and construction to reduce flood risks

Stevenson Street to Victoria Road South

In late May, flooding occurred at 292 Elizabeth Street due to heavy rainfall. As a result, the City is currently in the process of designing a culvert section and replacement maintenance hole, which will increase the capacity of the pipe and reduce the risk of future flooding during high intensity rain events.

In the meantime, the City has removed a section of pipe and created a temporary fenced-off channel that will be replaced and restored following the completion of the design. This temporary measure allows stormwater to flow to the new piping with reduced restrictions, minimizing the risks of flooding. In addition, we are regularly inspecting the channel to monitor flow and minimize potential risks.

Design in process

The City is actively working on the design, which is expected to be complete by the end of July.

Work begins late summer

Construction will begin immediately following the completion of the design, pending required approvals. Work is expected to begin in or around August and be completed by fall 2019. A notice will be provided when the construction is scheduled.

City services

It is anticipated that there will be no interruption to any City services during design and construction. Waste collection will not be affected. Please continue to place your green, blue and grey carts at the curb, as per your regular schedule.

Map of construction area

The City appreciates your patience, understanding and co-operation during this important construction project. Project details and any updates will be posted on

For more information

Daryush Esmaili, Manager, Design and Construction
Engineering and Transportation Services
519-822-1260 extension 2765