Wall on south side of Lakeshore Road near Dixie Road is for the Hanlan Feedermain shaft

Update – Dec. 23, 2013 message from Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey’s Office:

Good morning Jaan

Wall on south side of Lakeshore Road East at Dixie Road. The wall is made up of prefabricated sections. Each section has an identical pattern of brickwork. Jaan Pill photo

The fencing around the site is for the Hanlan Feedermain shaft. Once the shaft is dug a boring machine will be lowered into it to tunnel up Dixie Rd. There is another location being setup at South Service Rd. and Cormack Cres. Once it reaches this site they will tunnel under the QEW. We anticipate the fence will be up around the Lakeshore & Dixie site for about three years. Information for the Hanlan is on this link:



Lynn Judge
Executive Assistant to
Councillor Jim Tovey
Ward 1, City of Mississauga
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Colleen O’Marra wrote:

An array of digging equipment has been assembled at the site. Jaan Pill photo

A very strange sight in front of what may hopefully become Arsenal
Parklands in Lakeview. Is this enormous wall on the south side of
Lakeshore Road near Dixie part of some kind of factory? I heard that
it may be a Water Treatment plant (new watermains have finally been
installed) but why so close to Highway 2? There are no signs to
indicate exactly what’s going on there and no reports in local or city
newspapers. ( C. O’Marra)


I recall Bob Cutmore shared the following information in an interview that I reported in a  Sept. 17, 2013 blog post; in that post I wrote:

Hanlan Feedermain

I also learned that the Tunnel Boring Machine that will be used in the Hanlan Feedermain Project – a key element of the proposed Lakeview Waterfront Connection Project – will be installed right on the Small Arms property.

The Feedermain will be aligned with Dixie Road, on its way to Brampton.

Additional background

A Mississauga News report on the Hanlan Feedermain can be accessed here.

Mississauga Ward 1 Councillor Jim Tovey discussed the Hanlan Feedermain in an interview that I posted at this website on Aug. 19, 2013.

A Region of Peel document outlining the potential relationship between the Hanlan Feedermain and the Arsenal Lands can be found here.

The topic is also discussed in a Toronto and Region Conservation Authority document which can be accessed here.

A Nov. 22, 2013 TRCA document can be accessed here.

A Credit Valley Conservation document can be accessed here.


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