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LID Case Studies

The following LID case studies are intended to help professionals and practitioners implement low impact development (LID) on a new (greenfield) or existing (retrofit) sites.  These case studies showcase sites across Ontario that have already implemented LID so that you can learn from the barriers, issues and challenges they encountered and how they were overcome – the lessons learned.

Case studies go into detail on the entire process of implementing LID, including:

  • Planning and Regulations
  • Design
  • Construction and commissioning
  • Economics (Capital and O&M Costs)
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Long term performance

Case studies have been organized by the type of land use: Road Right-of-Ways, Public Lands, Industrial and Commercial Lands and Residential Lands. An additional section includes construction case studies.

Stormwater Retrofits

Showcasing Water Innovation Project
(fr) Une Programme de promotion des Innovationsen Technologies de l’eau
Lessons Learned in Low Impact Development Construction for Contractors
Lessons Learned in Low Impact Development Construction for Designers, Consulting Engineers, Municipalities, Landowners and Inspectors

Road Right-of-Ways

Central Parkway
Elm Drive
Elm Drive Performance Case Study – February 2018
Elm Drive Performance Monitoring
Lakeview Neighbourhood
Quartier Lakeview

Public Lands

CVC Head Office
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Carpool Parking Lot (Campbellville)
Ontario Ministry of Transportation Carpool Parking Lot (Beamsville)
George Richardson Stormwater Management Pond Retrofit
Green Glade Sr. Public School Rain Garden Retrofit
Terra Cotta Conservation Area Rain Garden
Unitarian Congregation
Lakeside Park
O’Connor Park
Portico Community Church Parking Lot Retrofit

Industrial and Commercial Lands

IMAX Performance Case Study – February 2018
IMAX Parking Lot Retrofit
(fr) Reflection du parc de stationnement d’IMAX
Conestoga College Cambridge Campus
Silt Smart

Residential Lands

Clairfields, Westminster Woods and Pine Ridge Subdivisions
Alton Village Low Impact Development Marketing Strategy