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Robinson Creek and Tooley Creeks Subwatershed Study


The Robinson and Tooley Watersheds are two of the smallest watersheds within the Municipality of Clarington and are especially vulnerable to the effects of changing land use and the impact of development. The Robinson Creek watershed is predominantly urban. It is situated almost completely within the Urban Area of Courtice. The Robinson Creek drains into Lake Ontario through the McLaughlin Bay Wetland Complex.

The north and south portions of the Tooley watershed are located within the Courtice Urban Area. A small portion of the Tooley Watershed, the uppermost headwaters, is located within the Provincial Greenbelt. The Tooley Creek drains into Lake Ontario through the Tooley Creek Coastal Wetland.

Map of study area

Subwatershed study

The Municipality of Clarington has released a request for proposal for the Robinson Creek and Tooley Creek Subwatershed Study. The Subwatershed Study will inform the preparation of a number of land use plans, including the South East Courtice Secondary Plan process. The Subwatershed Study will provide detailed technical recommendations that can be implemented through the Secondary Plan.

Public Information Centre ‚Äď November 13, 2019

Over 30 people attended the first Public Information Centre for the Tooley Creek and Robinson Creek Subwatershed Study. Staff and the Municipality's consulting team, Aquafor Beech Limited, were on hand to answer questions. Information about groundwater, fisheries, vegetation and streams was presented. Information was well received and the protection of the natural environment in these two watersheds was supported.

Staff reports


  • Robinson Creek and Tooley Creeks Subwatershed Study (In progress)

Background documents

Staff reports:


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