Jackson Creek (Toronto)

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Jackson Creek
Mouth of Jackson Creek, Mimico, circa 1900.jpg
Mouth of Jackson Creek, circa 1900
Jackson's Creek in Etobicoke, Ontario.jpg
Jackson Creek in Etobicoke, Ontario.
Jackson Creek (Toronto) is located in Toronto
Jackson Creek (Toronto)
Location of the mouth of the creek in Toronto
EtymologyNamed for Jackson Farm, the historical location of its mouth
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
RegionGreater Toronto Area
MunicipalityToronto
Physical characteristics
Sourceditch
 - locationIslington-City Centre West
 - coordinates43°37′27″N 79°32′53″W / 43.62417°N 79.54806°W / 43.62417; -79.54806
 - elevation113 m (371 ft)
MouthLake Ontario
 - location
New Toronto
 - coordinates
43°35′39″N 79°30′23″W / 43.59417°N 79.50639°W / 43.59417; -79.50639Coordinates: 43°35′39″N 79°30′23″W / 43.59417°N 79.50639°W / 43.59417; -79.50639
 - elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Basin features
River systemGreat Lakes Basin

Jackson Creek is a watercourse that flows into Lake Ontario near 10th Street, in the New Toronto neighbourhood of Etobicoke, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] It is part of the Great Lakes Basin. Its headwaters were approximately five kilometers northwest—north of Bloor Street, near Highway 427.[2] Portions of the watercourse remain above-ground today.[3] The creek is named for Jackson Farm, the historical location of its mouth.[3]

Even though lost, for now, Jackson Creek is a strong candidate for day-lighting with grassroots movements and official[4] proceedings backing the move.

Now dry bridge underneath Canpa Rail Spur

The creek west of Jackson Creek is North Creek, while the creek east of Jackson Creek is Superior Creek.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Citizens Concerned About the Future of the Etobicoke Waterfront". This creek originally started near Bloor Street and emptied into Lake Ontario in this park at the foot of Tenth Street. It has been buried in a pipe for over 60 years.
  2. ^ "Public Transit Infrastructure Development and Implications". Friends of Jackson Creek. 2015-04-06.
  3. ^ a b Harrison, Michael (2009-10-13). "Jackson Creek". Lost creeks of south Etobicoke. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  4. ^ "Etobicoke and Mimico Watersheds" (PDF). 2013-10-15.