In progress Environmental assessment

Wolfedale Creek Erosion Control Project

The City of Mississauga is undertaking a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment Study for erosion control and restoration of Wolfedale Creek from Burnhamthorpe Road West to the Credit River.


Wolfedale Creek originates at a storm sewer outlet south of Burnhamthorpe Road West. It flows parallel to Mavis Road and discharges into the Credit River.

Map of study areas for Wolfedale Creek Erosion Control Project.

The study area spans approximately 2,300 metres from Burnhamthorpe Road West to Dundas Street West, in addition to the tributary outlet to the Credit River south of Queensway and west of the southern part of Stavebank Road.

The study area consists of a channelized creek with:

  • stacked and single-layered gabion baskets
  • rock rip-rap
  • concrete drop structures
  • armourstones

The majority of the channel was originally constructed approximately 40 to 50 years ago, and rehabilitation was completed over the years for certain segments.

The City determined these segments require rehabilitation through its ongoing erosion monitoring program.

Failed and slumping gabion basket walls
Failed and slumping gabion basket walls
Bank erosion and accumulated debris
Bank erosion and accumulated debris
Submerged storm outfall with accumulated sediment
Submerged storm outfall with accumulated sediment
Failed armourstone wall
Failed armourstone wall


This project aims to:

  • mitigate the existing erosion problems
  • ensure stability of the creek using natural design techniques where feasible
  • protect or enhance the existing natural environment within the area


  • Provides long-term erosion protection along the creek banks
  • Increases safety and protects nearby infrastructure and property
  • Improves the environmental health of the creek while enhancing aquatic habitat and vegetation
  • Presents opportunities for planting of native species, and enhanced wildlife habitat where feasible

Project documents

If you have questions or comments, require more information or want to be added to the study mailing list to receive future notifications, please contact:

Greg Frew, P.Eng., Project Manager
City of Mississauga
300 City Centre Drive
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1
905-615-3200 ext. 3362

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