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Lovers Creek Channel Rehabilitation

Adjacent to Brunton Park

The Lovers Creek channel adjacent to Brunton Park is eroding the toe​ of the valley slope as it moves through a sharp bend. As a safety precaution, the City installed a chain link fence in 2006 along the top of the valley slope to restrict public access to this area.

The proposed design project requires rehabilitation works and could involve channel realignment, purchasing of land required to accommodate realignment of the creek and regrading of the valley slopes as required.

Project Updates

​March 2022

The tree removal is expected to begin during the week beginning March 7th so that the bird and bat nesting is not disrupted.  It is expected that the in-creek construction works will begin in June 2022 so that the impacts to fisheries are minimized.  The beginning of construction could change depending on the weather and other factors.

Previous Updates

January 2022: Construction is planned for 2022.  The tree removal will occur during the winter months so that the bird and bat nesting is not disrupted.  In creek construction works will occur during the summer months so that the impacts to fisheries are minimized.  It is expected that construction will begin in June but could change depending on the weather and other factors.

September 24, 2021: Thank you to those who provided comments on the Public Information Centre (PIC).  The deadline for comments was September 23, 2021.             

September 3, 2021: A Notice of Digital Public Information Centre (PIC) has been mailed to residents and published in the Barrie Advance.                     

July 2021: A public information centre is planned for September 9, 2021. The project will be tendered in the fall so construction can begin in late spring 2022.

April 2021: 90% Detailed Design package has been completed.

June 2020: 60% Detailed Design package under development.​​​

Public Information Centre (PIC)

The Lovers Creek Channel Rehabilitation PIC Presentation and presentation slides are available for your review.  The deadline for comments on the PIC closed on September 23, 2021.  Thank you to those who provided comments.

Project Features

See general study area.

  • Construction of an Armourstone wall to stabilize the creek bank, and restore the regraded slope;
  • Planting of a vegetated toe buttress to provide shade to the creek and prevent future erosion;
  • Realigning and restoration of the creek, including a natural channel design along the bed and banks; and
  • Plantings and naturalization of the slope.

Schedule

​Public Information Centre Fall 2021
Design 2020–2021
​Property Acquisition ​2021
​Construction ​​2022–2023

Traffic Impacts

Traffic impacts from road closures are not expected as a result of this project. Brunton Park is expected to be impacted during construction, however, the playground equipment will be fenced off so that it may remain open during construction.  

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