Etobicoke Creek (pronounced /ɛˈtoʊbɨkoʊ/ ) is one of the many creeks running through Toronto, Ontario and the Toronto Area into Lake Ontario, often characterized by their winding paths through deep ravines and distinctive shale banks. A stream is a body of Water with a current, confined within a bed and stream-banks Toronto (təˈrɒntoʊ colloquially pronounced or) is the largest city in Canada and is the provincial capital of Ontario Ontario (ɒnˈtɛrioʊ is a province located in the central part of Canada, the largest by population and second largest after Quebec The Greater Toronto Area (locally abbreviated as the GTA) is the most populous Metropolitan area in Canada. Lake Ontario is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. A ravine is a very small Valley, which is often the product of Streamcutting Erosion. Shale (also called mudstone) is a fine-grained Sedimentary rock whose original constituents were Clay minerals or Muds It is characterized by
Etobicoke Creek flows from Caledon, and runs in Brampton and west of the Toronto Pearson International Airport and the industrial area. Caledon ( 2006 Population 57050 is a Town in the Regional Municipality of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Brampton (pronounced bramton is the third-largest city in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada and the seat of Peel Region. Lester B Pearson International Airport is a major International airport serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated 27 kilometres (17 mi northwest Its southern section forms a city and county-level boundary, separating Toronto on the east from Mississauga, part of the Regional Municipality of Peel, on the west. Mississauga (ˌmɪsɪˈsɑgə) incorporated in 1974 is a City located in the Regional Municipality of Peel Previously the eastern side was part of Etobicoke, which was part of Metropolitan Toronto. The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was the senior level of Municipal government in the Toronto, Ontario, Canada, area from 1954 to
The creek ends in a large recreational area, Marie Curtis Park. It is surrounded by big cliffs and the bottom is solid stone, often covered with smaller rocks. It is full of little fish and crayfish, a sign of purity of water. Crayfish, crawfish, crawdads, or crodgers are freshwater Crustaceans resembling small Lobsters to which they are closely
A section of Etobicoke Creek runs close to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, leaving a rugged ravine very close to the west ends of runways 24L and 24R. Lester B Pearson International Airport is a major International airport serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada, situated 27 kilometres (17 mi northwest A runway ( RWY) is a strip of land on an Airport, on which Aircraft can take off and land. There have been two major runway overshoot incidents which have resulted aircraft crashing in the ravine. A go-around is an aborted landing of an Aircraft which is on final approach.
The position of the ravine so close to the airport's overrun area has raised some safety concerns among the general public . If the ravine in the path of the runway had been filled in with a culvert and passive safety equipment (such as a level, sand-filled arrestor bed), it is likely that both accidents would have been relatively uneventful, with minimal injury and damage to property. A culvert is a conduit used to enclose a flowing body of Water. However, such work would probably be very expensive and might face opposition from environmentalists. It remains to be seen whether any landscaping changes will be made following the 2005 accident.
Photo of the Etobicoke Creek flowing into Lake Ontario, in Toronto, Ontario at Marie Curtis Park. This is a list of creeks in Ontario. List of creeks Bronte Creek Catfish Creek Etobicoke Creek
Thawing Etobicoke Creek from Marie Curtis Park in Toronto, Ontario