As many other large municipalities, the City of Toronto tries to find ingenious ways to handle stormwater on city property in a sustainable manner. This is important to ensure future generations can enjoy this beautiful city as we do today.
When a local residents association asked for support to retrofit Fred Hamilton Park with a stormwater project, city councillor Mike Layton was all in; the project consisted in a water reservoir to support a community garden and increase awareness of the natural water cycle. It also helps redirecting water from the city’s storm drainage system.
The project was funded by Live Green Toronto and planning, approvals and earthworks was assured by the city under the supervision of Doug Bennet from Parks, Forestry and Recreation department. Project support was also provided by Toronto Region and Conservation Authority, Enbridge.
ACO Canada donated and installed the water reservoir – ACO Stormbrixx stormwater management system.
The project is already a huge success with the local kids having a lot of fun with the manual water pump!
More information on this project can be found here.