OBA event: EllisDon’s Port Lands Flood Protection Project, tour/Award of Excellence in Construction and Infrastructure Law

Ontario Construction News staff writer

The Ontario Bar Association (OBA) Construction and Infrastructure Law section is hosting a site tour and award dinner in Toronto on June 18.

In the afternoon, participants can tour the Port Lands Flood Protection Project, built by EllisDon. In the evening, Stanley Naftolin of Goldman, Sloan Nash & Harber LLP will be recognized with the 2024 OBA Award of Excellence in Construction and Infrastructure Law at the OBA Conference Centre.

stanley naftlin
Stanley Naftolin

“The Port Lands Flood Protection Project is about taking action to protect Toronto’s southeastern downtown area,” says a CBA statement. “Right now, in a major storm, waters from the Don River could flood approximately 290ha of land through portions of the Port Lands, South Riverdale and Leslieville.

“The Port Lands Flood Protection Project is funded by the three levels of government and is led by Waterfront Toronto. To eliminate this flood risk, EllisDon is reconnecting the Don River to Lake Ontario by creating a naturalized river mouth.

“To do this EllisDon is undertaking on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Canada. Construction includes two new naturalized river valley outlets surrounded by new wetlands and public greenspace. This work involves digging a kilometer-long river valley, which ends in a new mouth for the Don River at the Polson Slip. EllisDon is also cleaning up polluted land at the same time as they build new roads, bridges, utilities, park space and public trails.”

Tickets for the tour and award event are $120 for CBA members and $165 for non members.  Tables of 7 are also available.

For further details and to register visit the OBA website at this link.

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