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Scraping the bottom of the channel

Mar 02, 2016

Every summer, PortsToronto spends 12 weeks dredging — digging up slime and muck from the bottom of the Keating Channel — where the Don River takes a 90-degree turn before spilling out into Lake Ontario.

Over the year, sediment, garbage, and driftwood gather in the Keating Channel, making it shallow, and creating flood risks for the lower Don Valley. The sediment gathers all along the channel, but the worst build-up happens at the bend, near Lake Shore Boulevard and the Don Roadway.

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Driftwood and garbage gathers at the sharp turn where the Don River turns west into the Keating Channel

 

Driftwood and garbage gathers at the sharp turn where the Don River turns west into the Keating Channel

 

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