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Morningside and Malvern Storm Drain

Ontario : Scarborough
Location #16270

Creation Date: 11/3/2019
Last Updated: 11/3/2019

This RCP drain was installed in 1960's
Wimpey Morningside takes its name from the builders marks on pipe segments throughout the storm conduit two conduits actually "Wimpey Morningside and Wimpey Malvern which come together before running east into the ravine of Morningside Creek.
In the 1950s the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation expropriated the land that became the Malvern neighbourhood to build a new model community the construction of which took much of the late 1960s and early 1970s.Wimpey, a huge international construction concern from the UK, would have been contracted to build not only the sewers, but likely the majority of the neighbourhood. The contemporary successor of this company Taylor Wimpey, still operates in the GTA under the Monarch Homes brand.
The drain itself is distinguished by several unusual features. Up the Malvern pipe, a small drop is equipped with a trashrack across the top of the drop, an unusual feature since if the drain actually does carry enough debris to make it necessary it would need to be cleaned manually on a regular basis. In the Morningside arm a large slide chamber is broken up by a set of massive churnblocks, again a feature more normally seen outside an outfall rather than a kilometer inside a drain (will be making a return visit to explore the drain fully)

Status: Active | Category: Drain


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Address: Casebridge Court, Scarborough, ON, Canada
Province: Ontario

11/28/2019 12:56:50 AM

Thanks man ya i wish i could have explored it further if i didn't have my bike i would've taken it to the end

DDR12 says:
11/27/2019 6:41:11 PM

Nice photos and description!

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