News release

Media Photo Opportunity: Central Parkway Rain Garden – A green way to use water runoff

Business and innovation | November 6, 2014

The City of Mississauga will feature its Central Parkway Rain Garden – a new and green way to manage water runoff on November 12, thanks to a grant from TD Green Streets.

The Central Parkway Rain Garden uses a creative way of catching and using water runoff, filtering it through soil to clean it in underground units, and then providing water for the trees above. This new process improves stormwater management in the area while adding to urban tree cover.

“I’m pleased to be able to showcase this creative solution,” said Ward 4 Councillor Frank Dale.  “It is a great example of how green solutions can be used in our day-to-day operations.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

10 a.m.

Central Parkway Rain Garden Site
(south of Burnhamthorpe Road –
north of Mississauga Valley Boulevard)

Parking available at Mississauga Valley Community Centre
1275 Mississauga Valley Boulevard

The photo opportunity will include Members of Council, partners, contributors and sponsors at the Central Parkway Rain Garden.

Media Contact:
Catherine Monast
Senior Communications Advisor
Transportation and Works
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5046
TTY: 905-896-5151