Flooding Update: Ajax Waterfront affected areas & closures

Posted on Friday June 23, 2017

Update - June 23

Due to heavy rainfall, Lake Ontario water levels are extremely high. As a result, the Ajax Waterfront has been affected.

The Town of Ajax continues to work with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority to monitor, assess and repair damage caused by erosion and flooding along the waterfront and shoreline.

Four areas along the Ajax Waterfront have been impacted:

1. Waterfront Trail – Woodlot (east of water plant/west of Pickering Beach Rd.)

  • This section of trail is closed due to the eroding shoreline. 
  • The Town is working to relocate this section of the trail further north. 

2. Waterfront Trail – Anstead Crescent to Finley Avenue

  • This section of trail is closed due to the eroding shoreline.
  • The Town is working to relocate this section of the trail further north. This work will be undertaken over the spring/summer.  
  • This section of the trail will re-open once the work is complete. 

3. Paradise Beach Area

  • Water on road at Lakeview Blvd. 
  • Water on the Waterfront trail.  
  • This area is in an identified flood plain and is susceptible to flooding. Through the redesign of Paradise Park, the Town is making improvements to how storm water is managed in the area.

4. East Entrance to Rotary Park Pedestrian Bridge

  • Rocks have been installed to help stabilize the trail. 
  • Once water levels have decreased (June), logs will be installed to further protect the trail.
  • Long-term, the Town is investigating changes to the design of the trail leading to the east entrance of the bridge to mitigate future impacts. 

 Important Reminders: 

  • Stay on paved trails and avoid areas marked with orange pylons 
  • Exercise caution on the town's trail system and avoid flooded areas
  • Avoid standing and/or walking on banks near the shoreline (ground is unstable)
  • Be cautious of water levels - localized flooding in low-lying areas is possible 
  • Do not approach washouts near rivers, creeks and culverts
  • Clear the catch basins in front of your home 
  • Basement flooding information

Lord Elgin Park Sewer Repair:

The trunk sanitary sewer repairs are complete

More information from the Region of Durham

Central Lakes Ontario Conservation Authority 

The Town will continue to monitor, and will provide updates. 

Please report observed issues to Operations staff by calling 905-683-2951 or email contactus@ajax.ca..