Stormwater Management

UTM's stormwater pond collects all stormwater from campus and naturally filters it before the water enters the Credit River.  Besides improving stormwater quality, the pond also provides habitat for wildlife.  Birds such as Canada goose, mallard and wood ducks, cormorants, kingfishers, and great blue herons are regularly spotted around the pond.  Mammals such as American mink have also been seen around the pond.

Before the pond was constructed, this area was a parking lot.

The stormwater pond as viewed from Outer Circle road

In addition, many UTM campus buildings have green roofs (roofs that are planted with vegetation).  Green roofs improve both stormwater quantity and quality by absorbing and filtering water.  The following UTM buildings have green roofs:

  • CCT (over parking garage)
  • Hazel McCallion Academic Learning Centre (rooftop garden)
  • Instructional Building
  • Innovation Complex
  • Health Sciences Complex
  • Deerfield Hall
  • RAWC
  • North Building Phase B (under construction)

The green roof on Deerfield Hall, with the theatre visible in the background.