WATERSHED CONDITIONS

Water Safety Statement

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) advises that Environment Canada is forecasting above zero air temperatures over the weekend and early next week with the highest temperature exceeding 10°C and a chance of 2 to 4 mm of showers on Sunday, March 6th, 2022.

Water levels in the Credit River and its major tributaries have receded to seasonal normal levels after February flood events. However, ice breakup/jam risks are continuing. River ice is still present along the Credit River, especially upstream of the Paper Mill Dam in Georgetown. An ice jam remains in Churchville, although its size has decreased.

The amount of runoff expected on Sunday and Monday is estimated to be in the range of 20 mm or more. It is not anticipated that the flows will be sufficient to push the ice over the Paper Mill Dam. However, expected flows may be sufficient to breakup and mobilize the ice in the river, so new ice jams may form elsewhere.

While flooding of the Credit River and its major tributaries is not expected, higher water levels and partial ice coverage will result in local streams and rivers becoming dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges, and dams. The public is advised to stay away from all watercourses, especially children and pets.

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Water Safety will be in effect through Monday, March 7th, 2022, or until further notice.  

To view current watershed conditions, visit our real-time monitoring website:  https://cvc.ca/real-time-monitoring/

Here to Stay – Repairs Planned for Port Credit Library

A plan to repair the foundation of the Port Credit Library was approved in principle at today’s General Committee meeting. This will enable the library to reopen in the same location once the work to rehabilitate the building is completed.

“Over the past several months, I have been working extensively to ensure that Ward 1 is able to have a library in the Port Credit community. I am so pleased it will be able to stay in its present place – it’s a popular location that means so much to library customers and the Port Credit neighbourhood,” said Stephen Dasko, Councillor, Ward 1. “Thank you to everyone for your patience as staff, Council and I worked to develop a viable, long-term plan for the library.” 

The building has been closed to the public since June 28, 2021. The library and Port Credit Memorial Park are built on landfill that over time has impacted the stability of the building’s foundation and supports. 

Since that time, City staff researched and reviewed several options that include:

  • building a new library at the same location
  • relocating to another location in the Lakeshore area
  • maintaining the existing 8,200 sq. ft. library by repairing the existing concrete foundation


The report recommended that the City proceed with the repair option and keep the building in its current location at a cost of approximately $6 to $8 million. 

The repair work involves a process the City first tested in 2016 as a pilot project, whereby helical piles (steel pipes) were installed onto three piers to stabilize the foundation. This was found to be an effective long-term solution and will be used to repair the entire foundation.

The foundation repair is expected to extend the building’s life for another 50 years.

“Rehabilitating the foundation is a benefit for everyone. It is the most cost-effective solution, it allows the library to stay in the neighbourhood and it extends the life of the building for many years to come.” 

Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer

The construction timeline is approximately 20 to 24 months, with the library expected to reopen in late 2023 or early 2024.

The recommendation to repair the Port Credit Library foundation will be before Council for final approval on February 16.

“The Port Credit Memorial Arena Pop Up Library will continue to serve the community as the library building undergoes rehabilitation,” said Jodi Robillos, Commissioner, Community Services. “Customers can also access any of our other 17 locations or our wide range of ebooks, audiobooks and other online services.”

Visit: Port Credit Library web page

Winter Safety Message – Be Safe Near Waterways: Unsafe Ice

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) reminds residents and visitors to our parks of the dangers near streams, rivers, ponds and lakes this time of year. CVC urges people to exercise caution and keep family and pets away from the edges of all waterways and water bodies.

We are experiencing frequent freeze-thaw cycles. Changing temperatures make ice conditions unpredictable and unstable. Additionally, streambanks are slippery and extremely cold water can be hazardous.

Be safe this winter and remember the following tips:

  • Keep family and pets away from all bodies of water
  • Avoid all recreational activities in or around water, including skating in unsanctioned areas
  • Tailor your winter outdoor activities to trails at local parks and conservation areas
  • Follow staff instructions and signage throughout CVC conservation areas

For more information, contact your local conservation authority:

  • Credit Valley Conservation – (905) 670-1615
  • Toronto & Region Conservation Authority – (416) 661-6514
  • Conservation Halton – (905) 336-1158
  • Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority – (905) 895-1281
  • Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority – (905) 579-0411
  • Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority – (905) 885-8173
  • Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority – (705) 424-1479
  • Kawartha Conservation – (705) 328-2271

For more information about our parks, visit cvc.ca/park-advisories for the latest updates.  

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) is a local conservation authority established by the Ontario government in 1954 to protect, restore and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River watershed. That watershed is the area of land where all rainfall, snowmelt and runoff drains (“sheds”) into lands and waters flowing into the Credit River. CVC creates connections between people and nature, knowledge and action. It inspires a deep appreciation for the role of nature in keeping people connected, healthy and happy. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

LAKE ONTARIO SHORELINE Flood Outlook Statement

Credit Valley Conservation is advising that a Provincial Flood Watch is issued for Lower Great Lakes Shoreline Region by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry. Strong south/southwest winds gusting between 60 and 70 km/h is expected throughout Wednesday and peaking in the evening hours. Waves in excess of 1.5 m could be seen in the Lower Great Lakes including Lake Ontario causing surge related flooding in vulnerable locations in shoreline areas.

As a result, streams and rivers close to the Lake Ontario Shoreline will become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges, and dams. There is a potential for flooding in low lying areas. The public is warned to stay away from Lake Ontario Shoreline and nearby watercourses.   

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in Lake Ontario.  This Flood Outlook Statement will be in effect through to Thursday January 6, 2022 or until further notice. 

To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website:  https://cvc.ca/watershed-science/watershed-monitoring/real-time-monitoring/

Disruption to waste collection services in some areas of Peel Region

Port Credit Collection Impacted

Recycling, Organics and Yard Waste Will NOT be Collected Today (December 6th)

As a result of a labour dispute involving one of Peel’s waste collection contractors, Emterra Environmental and its employees, some residents in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga will experience temporary changes to their curbside waste pickup beginning today, Monday, December 6. Please refer to this map for information about impacted areas.

For strike-affected residents during their garbage week

  • Continue to put garbage and organics at the curb on your scheduled garbage collection day. 
  • You may experience collection delays. Please leave garbage and organics at the curb until further notice (even on the weekend). 
  • No bulky items will be picked up during the labour disruption.

For strike-affected residents during their recycling week:

  • Recycling will not be picked up during the labour disruption.
  • Please hold onto your recycling until further notice. 
  • Your organics will not be collected on your recycling week. It will only be collected on your garbage week.

Yard Waste Collection for strike-affected residents:

  • Yard waste will not be picked up during the labour disruption.
  • Please hold onto your yard waste until further notice. 

Check peelregion.ca/waste for further updates or follow Public Works on Twitter at twitter.com/peelpublicworks for updated service information.