Morrison Creek Stabilization and Rehabilitation

Project update

The Town of Oakville has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess creek erosion and stability of West Morrison Creek from Upper Middle Road to McCraney Street. The study characterized the existing site, determined the causes of erosion and developed alternative solutions for the stabilization and rehabilitation of the creek channel and banks along Morrison Creek. The study was conducted in compliance with a Schedule “B” project as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (Oct. 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, and 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

The recommended solution includes the following components:

  • Short-term: a combination of creek realignment and protecting the existing creek in-place.
  • Long-term: pedestrian bridge improvements and identifying opportunities to implement source controls in municipal projects in the West Morrison Creek watershed and to promote their use in private development.



A high degree of erosion was observed along Morrison Creek between Upper Middle Road East and McCraney Street East. In 2013, the Town of Oakville retained AMEC Environment and Infrastructure to complete the Morrison Creek Rehabilitation and Stabilization Project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA).


Detailed design of the short-term recommended solution will commence shortly. Construction is tentatively scheduled for summer/fall 2019 pending permits from regulatory agencies.


Kristina Parker, M.A.Sc., P. Eng
Water Resources Engineer
Phone: 905-845-6601 Ext. 3889