PortsToronto to Commence Field Work Related to Shoreline Stability Study at Leslie Street Spit

Toronto (October 19, 2022) – On Monday, October 24, PortsToronto will commence field work at the Leslie Street Spit in order to update a necessary shoreline stability study, which is supported by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), the City of Toronto and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF).
This work is weather dependent and will include:
  • A bathymetric survey to collect lake depths and sonar imaging of the lake bottom.  This work will take place in a vessel and there will be no landfall on the Leslie Street Spit shoreline.
  • A topographic survey, which will require vehicle access within the Leslie Street Spit.  
  • Site observations from ground level, requiring vehicle access within the Leslie Street Spit, and a limited drone survey in unrestricted airspace.
Throughout the course of this work, all precautions will be taken to ensure that the Leslie Street Spit area is not damaged.