RESTORED AND REVITALIZED
Serson Creek is an environmentally degraded and underground piped water course that runs along on the eastern edge of the Lakeview Village site. This creek will see daylight through a major realignment and restoration effort that will connect the creek with Lake Ontario and integrate it into the future Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area.
This will allow fish to access the creek for the first time in decades and re-establish a vital wildlife corridor, balancing habitat creation with water access and recreation. There will also be native plant naturalization, pollinator gardens, and wetlands integrated as learning landscapes and a reflection of community-based initiatives such as The Butterfly Way Project.
Restoring this naturalized creek and reintroducing native vegetation and habitat zones along the waterfront and within park areas will transform the urban environment, enhance and replenish coastal habitats, and encourage public awareness and stewardship.
"The restoration of Serson Creek is an early example of the many ways Lakeview Village will transform Mississauga’s waterfront. Working with the CVC, the Region of Peel and the City to bring this beautiful creek back to life, we are proud to have seen these collective efforts culminate with the flipping of the flows for Serson Creek. This initiative will not only help to restore a natural habitat that has suffered from years of industrial use, but will also connect residents and visitors to Lake Ontario and the surrounding greenspace for years to come.," says Brian Sutherland of LCPL. Read the latest article from CVC here.
A key component of the transformation of Mississauga's waterfront at Lakeview Village is the restoration of Serson Creek. With the creek diverted underground, major rain storms caused flooding and harm to the area's environment. Now, the revitalized creek will transform the site for years to come.