St. George Rainway Phase 3 Engagement Starts November 4th!
Share your Preferences on the St. George Rainway Design Concepts Starting November 4th
Throughout November, you have the opportunity to rank your preferred Street Layout options and Green Rainwater Infrastructure concept designs. We will also be looking for your feedback on what public space improvements that will encourage use of the Rainway. Here are the ways you can connect with us and share your feedback:
- Visit us at the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market October 31 from 10 am – 2 pm for a sneak preview of the St. George Rainway concept designs
- Complete our survey, open from November 4th until November 28th
- Join our Virtual Open House on November 17th at 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm to ask questions and learn more about the designs options. Register for the open house: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/198472124467
About St. George Rainway Phase 3 Engagement: Concept Designs
The St. George Rainway is an exciting natural infrastructure project that will honour a historic stream that once rain down St. George Street. This green rainwater and street improvement project will collect and filter rainwater, while also making improvements to the street that support sustainable transportation.
Urban rainwater runoff will be directed into bioswales, also called, rain gardens, which use a combination of engineered and natural systems such as soils, plants, and trees to clean and absorb the water. The Rainway will help to improve water quality and reduce local flooding.
The Rainway is also an opportunity to incorporate many co-benefits along St. George Street, including:
- Mobility Co-benefits: Upgrade the street so it is safe and comfortable for people of all ages and all abilities
- Community Co-benefits: Include more outdoor community space for seating, gathering, and play
- Learning Co-benefits: Provide formal and informal opportunities along the Rainway to learn about nature, climate adaptation, Indigenous culture, and history.
- Nature Co-Benefits: Improve biodiversity and habitat connectivity using natural plant communities, including trees, shrubs, grasses and flowers.
Stay tuned as we officially launch the Phase 3: Concept Design survey on November 4th