Loyalist Creek extends roughly 600 m through Thorn Lodge Park on the south side of Thorn Lodge Drive. The creek ultimately discharges to the Credit River near Mississauga Road. Within the study area reach, the creek is channelized and its banks are lined with stone-filled gabion baskets and multi-tier layers of armour stone. The reach also contains a number of armour stone and gabion basket drop structures along the bed of the channel. In several locations the gabion baskets are broken and sections of the banks are beginning to fall into the creek, posing a significant safety risk.
The City has identified this reach of Loyalist Creek as a high priority site in need of rehabilitation.
The main goal of this project is to mitigate the existing erosion problems and ensure long-term stability of the creek while also protecting or enhancing the existing environmental resources within the study area.
Rehabilitation of the creek will improve the stability and environmental health of the watercourse, improve fish habitat and fish passage, maintain or improve the hydraulic capacity of the creek, and protect nearby properties and infrastructure.