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Sherbourne Common

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Market Sector



Pumping Stations, Sanitary Sewers, Storm Water Management, Treatment Plants, Watermains

Services Provided

Design, Construction Management



The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd., a T.Y. Lin International Company (TMIG), provided full engineering, design, contract administration, and site inspection services for Sherbourne Common in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 1.5-hectare public space is located in the heart of the East Bayfront redevelopment precinct of Toronto’s waterfront.

Scope of work included the provision of potable water, sanitary, and stormwater infrastructure, as well as grading, a pumping station, and an ultraviolet (UV) treatment facility. The pumping and treatment facilities play an integral part of the stormwater management strategy for the overall East Bayfront development.

Project Highlights:

  • TMIG designed the submersible pumping station with a divided wet well to draw water from both lake and stormwater sources.
  • Each cell within the wet well is equipped with a submersible pump, complete with associated discharge piping and valving for flexibility of operations.
  • The UV system comprises two units, each capable of disinfecting at a flow rate of 70L/s, with spatial allowance for future expansion to 140L/s complete with flow, UV transmittance (UVT), and turbidity monitoring.
  • Features included treating lake water and providing it to proposed public art features and park irrigation system.
  • Portions of the pavilion building were utilized for the pump and UV disinfecting equipment.
Willis Chapman Award, 2012
Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO)
Award of Excellence (Water Resources), 2012
Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC) Canada
Project of the Year (Structures Greater than $10 million), 2012
Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA)