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Graham Creek Infrastructure Renewal, Canfield Road to Leslie Park

Project Status: 

Project Overview

The proposed work includes the rehabilitation of culverts near Banner Road and Canfield Road. In addition, a section of local storm sewer, currently running through backyards, will be relocated to nearby streets. As part of the project, tree removal will be required, the project team is working with Forestry Services and new trees will be planted as part of the landscaping plans.

The City is renewing the storm infrastructure in Graham Creek to rehabilitate sections of culvert that are in poor structural condition, improve pipe performance to mitigate the risk of flooding, intercept debris transport along the creek, improve public safety, and improve access for operation and maintenance servicing.

The proposed work includes:


  • From Leslie Park to the storm inlet south of Banner Road
  • Sections extending from the north of Canfield Road toward the south, under Canfield Road to Trend Arlington Park

Local storm sewers

  • Currently running through backyards south of Banner Road will be relocated to the City right of way on Keppler Crescent and Parkmount Crescent to make them accessible for maintenance servicing.

Project timing

Design completion: January 2021
Construction start: spring 2021
Construction completion: December 2022

  • Storm sewers near Canfield Road and storm sewers running through backyards south of Banner Road to be completed by December 2021
  • Storm sewer in Leslie Park and all other restoration to be completed by December 2022

Project budget

Approved project funds to date are $15 million.

Public engagement

An online public information session was held in May 2020, to present the design drawings to the public. At that time, residents were able to review the design, ask questions and provide comment on the proposed works.


Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. The City makes every effort to provide access through and around construction sites. If you require special accommodation, please contact the City’s Project Manager.


COVID-19 is an unprecedented situation and the City of Ottawa is committed to protecting people and the community. The Province of Ontario has allowed certain businesses and workplaces, including all municipal construction projects, to continue operations subject to compliance with strict public health and safety protocols. The City is working closely with the industry and complying with restrictions and recommendations provided by municipal, provincial and federal health officials, as well as the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development.

For further information or to provide comments, please contact the City’s project manager:

Contact information

For any emergency outside normal working hours on weekdays and weekends, call the City at 3-1-1.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact:

City Project Manager:
Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction - Municipal
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247

Contract Administrator:
Toby Racine, P.Eng.
J.L.Richards Inc.
Tel: 343-803-4548

Construction notice (December 2020)

Beginning on January 11, 2021, the City will begin tree removal in Trend Arlington Park in advance of the storm sewer rehabilitation project planned for spring 2021. Tree removal is required in order to proceed with the storm sewer rehabilitation. This project will include removal of 12 trees at the storm sewer inlet near Canfield Road.

What: Work starting January 11, 2021 includes removal of 12 trees in the Trend Arlington Park. The trees are near the storm sewer inlet and require removal to allow the storm sewer rehabilitation project to proceed. Construction including reforestation, landscaping rehabilitation and replacement of the storm sewer crossing Canfield Road is expected to begin spring 2021 and will last 2-3 months. Construction notices will be sent prior to work commencing.

Why: The trees must be removed this winter in advance of the bird nesting season which begins in spring 2021.

When: Work will start on January 11, 2021 and will last up to 5 days. Please note this work and schedule is weather dependent.

Where: Trend-Arlington Park near Canfield Road

Who: The City of Ottawa has retained the Contractor, Carty Tree Services., to complete the work.

Traffic Impacts

Lane reductions and alternating traffic may occur during construction to accommodate the work. Access to local businesses and private properties will be maintained throughout the construction period. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will maintained.

Property Damage Caused by Construction Activities

As part of this contract, the Contractor is assuming full responsibility for the construction work until it is entirely complete as well as any damages to private property resulting from these construction activities. In the event of such occurrences, all claims for damages should be immediately reported both verbally and in writing to the Contractor’s Representative and to the Contract Administrator. This will ensure prompt notification of appropriate authorities to complete the claim investigations.

Construction Disruptions

The Contractor will take every precaution to minimize interruptions to the everyday life of your family and/or operation of your business, but, as you can appreciate, there may be some inconvenience during the course of the work, such as traffic delays, parking restrictions, noise, and odour. We would like to thank you for your patience and co-operation. For construction activity hours of work, the City of Ottawa follows provincial requirements and the City’s Noise By-law (2017-255).

Online Engagement Opportunity (May 14 to 29, 2020)

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 8:54 am
Last updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 7:29 am

Dates & Times

Thursday, May 14, 2020, 12:00 am to Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:00 pm


Welcome to the Online Engagement Opportunity for the Graham Creek Storm Infrastructure Renewal Project. This is an opportunity for you to learn about the project and provide input on the planned works. We encourage you to provide your comments.

Project display boards [ 84.7 MB ]

Landscape view 1 [ 7.02 MB ]

Landscape view 2 [ 19.2 MB ]

Key plan for Banner Road [ 6.19 MB ]

Key plan for Canfield Road [ 15.0 MB ]

Should you have any questions regarding the material, or any other aspects of the project, please feel free to reach out to the City Project Manager.

Ian Izzard, P.Eng.
Senior Engineer, Infrastructure Services
Design and Construction - Municipal
Tel: 613-580-2424 ext. 15247