Junction and drop shaft inside the Lavender Creek culvert.

Lavender Creek Culvert

20th c. concrete and corrugated metal drain

Lavender Creek is a tributary of the Black Creek that has been largely obliterated by residential and industrial development in the West Toronto Junction and neighbouring Silverthorn. The small stretch of the creek that remains is littered with trash, partly canalized, and largely ignored. It also must pass through this short drain, which carries it beneath a major railway corridor and Weston Road.

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