A number of years ago it became evident that significant valley land erosion was taking place in the area south of Shaftsbury Road between the Elgin West Community Centre and St. Theresa of Liseux Catholic High School. This erosion was threatening to destroy a number of pieces of infrastructure including the stormwater pond to the south and trails and bridges in this area. As a result our engineering staff studied how we could remedy this situation while continuing to provide important storm water management that this area was designed to deliver.
Through public consultation a new series of storm ponds was designed to protect the community from flooding, purify the story water entering this area and provide amenity space for the community and for wildlife. The construction is now complete, the trails are open and I would invite you to visit the area. I believe that the end result is another great natural space for all of us to enjoy.