Drainage Improvements

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Project Background

With increased amounts of surface water occurring, drainage is becoming a larger issue that the Town must plan for. Many of these areas are located adjacent to Lake Simcoe which not only affects residents in the area but also affects water quality of the watershed. In 2018, various roads within the Town of Innisfil with known drainage problems were evaluated to determine their current drainage issues and potential solutions. These roads included: Simcoe Blvd., West St., Bayshore Rd., 30th Sideroad North, and Blackwood Ave./Timmins Ave./ Moyer Ave. Intersection.

Based on the information gathered in the 2018 Drainage Improvement Evaluation Town Staff have developed a prioritization list based on operational needs, minimum maintenance standards and consultation with residents in the area.

Completed Drainage Works To Date

Simcoe Boulevard: During the summer and fall of 2019 drainage improvements were completed on Simcoe Boulevard. The works were localized in the drainage channel located on Simcoe Boulevard and included: building a sediment barrier out of stones, sediment removal at the mouth of the channel, and cleaning out the existing culvert underneath the roadway.

2019 Drainage Improvements Phase

In 2019 the Town acquired a consultant to design drainage improvements for Park Rd. Park Rd services a large drainage area and being so close to Lake Simcoe, flooding events occur often during the spring thaw, and heavy rainfalls. The design is currently being worked on by the Town's consultant (KSGS Engineering). Current design options consider drainage to be directed through Innisfil Beach Park by creating a ditch which will outlet into Lake Simcoe. The Town and it's consultant is working along side Ducks Unlimited Canada to create a potential wetland to improve water quality and create habitat for wildlife.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.

2020 Drainage Improvements Phase

The 2020 phase of this project includes various roads in Alcona which are: Buchanan St., Tall Tree Ln., Crystal Beach Rd., Goodfellow Ave., Bonsecour Cres., and Reid St. Design for this phase of the project will begin late June 2020 and will be completed by the Town's Consultant (Tatham Engineering Ltd.). The design phase of this project is expected to continue through 2020 and 2021 with a tentative construction schedule for 2022.

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Project Background

With increased amounts of surface water occurring, drainage is becoming a larger issue that the Town must plan for. Many of these areas are located adjacent to Lake Simcoe which not only affects residents in the area but also affects water quality of the watershed. In 2018, various roads within the Town of Innisfil with known drainage problems were evaluated to determine their current drainage issues and potential solutions. These roads included: Simcoe Blvd., West St., Bayshore Rd., 30th Sideroad North, and Blackwood Ave./Timmins Ave./ Moyer Ave. Intersection.

Based on the information gathered in the 2018 Drainage Improvement Evaluation Town Staff have developed a prioritization list based on operational needs, minimum maintenance standards and consultation with residents in the area.

Completed Drainage Works To Date

Simcoe Boulevard: During the summer and fall of 2019 drainage improvements were completed on Simcoe Boulevard. The works were localized in the drainage channel located on Simcoe Boulevard and included: building a sediment barrier out of stones, sediment removal at the mouth of the channel, and cleaning out the existing culvert underneath the roadway.

2019 Drainage Improvements Phase

In 2019 the Town acquired a consultant to design drainage improvements for Park Rd. Park Rd services a large drainage area and being so close to Lake Simcoe, flooding events occur often during the spring thaw, and heavy rainfalls. The design is currently being worked on by the Town's consultant (KSGS Engineering). Current design options consider drainage to be directed through Innisfil Beach Park by creating a ditch which will outlet into Lake Simcoe. The Town and it's consultant is working along side Ducks Unlimited Canada to create a potential wetland to improve water quality and create habitat for wildlife.

Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2021.

2020 Drainage Improvements Phase

The 2020 phase of this project includes various roads in Alcona which are: Buchanan St., Tall Tree Ln., Crystal Beach Rd., Goodfellow Ave., Bonsecour Cres., and Reid St. Design for this phase of the project will begin late June 2020 and will be completed by the Town's Consultant (Tatham Engineering Ltd.). The design phase of this project is expected to continue through 2020 and 2021 with a tentative construction schedule for 2022.

Stay up to Date!

Please follow this project for status updates and additional phases of the project to be implemented in the near future.


  • Participants can help the Town gather information in regards to potential drainage problems occurring on their roadway. This survey applies to residents that live on the following roads: Buchanan St., Tall Tree Ln., Crystal Beach Rd., Goodfellow Ave., Bonsecour Cres. and Reid St.

    Any information provided is greatly appreciated.

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