All posts in Don River

Lower Don River gets as straight edges for Don Valley Parkway, for the Bloor St to Gardiner Expressway

 

 

In this drawing the darker winding line is the natural flow of the Don River, and the the straight line with the angled hatching is the steel pile created path for the River.

 

“160,000 square feet of steel sheet piling was driven along the edge to contain the embankment at a height of eight feet above the normal river level. The portion of the embankment adjacent to the piling has been backfilled with slag, since its lighter weight will reduce the dead load on the piling.”

Excerpt From
BIENNIAL REPORT OF THE METROPOLITAN TORONTO DEPT. OF ROADS.
METROPOLITAN TORONTO, ONT. DEPT. OF ROADS

1962 to 1964

 

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1935 SAND FROM LAKE BOTTOM PUMPED  1 1/2 MILES IN VAST RECLAMATION JOB Creating 25 greater land mass

TORONTO DAILY STAR, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1935

SAND FROM LAKE BOTTOM PUMPED  1 1/2 MILES IN VAST RECLAMATION JOB

In three and a half month the waterfront at the foot of Cherry Street will be 25 times bigger as a result of the dredging now being done by the Shuniah. 

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Equipped with the most up-to-date sand sucking equipment in the world it will draw up several million cubic yards of sand from Lake Ontario and pump it though pipes 20 inches in diameter. A section of this pipe is shown in (2), where it runs along the Consolidated Coal Company’s dock.  of pipe is under. When completed it will be called the Marginal waterfront at the foot of Cherry St. The whole reclamation job will cost about $1,000,000.

Don River mouth winter view, its last.

The Don Rivers mouth is a major part of the portlands environmental gentrification, nee flood control. This is the last winter it will look like this, as the cities contractor remakes the east portlands

 

 

Above the bottom of the Don River, here it ends and flows into the channel then to the lake, and from this point the movement of the Don’s water is all though man made concrete and steel.

Abive looking westward at the channel where the Don River flows to Lake Ontario.

Barge with drilling rig and bucket escavator sitting to the west side of Don River mouth Feb 09 2020 afternoon.