Regional Council approved entering into a joint initiative with the City of Mississauga, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, to undertake a Lake Fill Feasibility Study, in conjunction with Inspiration Lakeview, to evaluate the potential of using excavated fill from Capital Infrastructure projects in the Region of Peel, City of Mississauga.
While the disposal of fill has become a major financial burden for infrastructure projects, this material can potentially represent a valuable resource to the community. One of the most viable alternatives is lake fill disposal near the G.E. Booth (Lakeview) Wastewater Treatment Facility and the adjacent Ontario Power
Generation (OPG) lands. This could create approximately 200 acres of wetlands and park space between Marie Curtis Park in Toronto and the eastern pier of the OPG site, and between Lakefront Promenade Park and Port Credit in Mississauga. The new lands created from lake filling will result in additional waterfront access, connections to park systems and the creation of coastal habitats.
Through the Feasibility Study, the costs will be refined but it is anticipated that the cost will be neutral with the savings on future Capital Projects, while enhancing the environment and creating beneficial green space for the City of Mississauga and residents. Staff will report back to Regional Council with the findings from the Study.
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