Consultation

Notice of Study Commencement

A Notice of Study Commencement was published in the Bradford West Gwillimbury Topic and East Gwillimbury Express on September 24, 2020. Letters were distributed to the project contact list by mail and email on September 23, 2020.

If you would like to receive future project notifications and information, please contact the Project Team:

Notice of Public Information Centre

Notice of PIC 1

This first Public Information Centre (PIC) was hosted virtually in two (2) parts through the Project Website and the Preliminary Design Study was presented.

  • PIC Part 1: The purpose of the first stage was to showcase the Study, update and summarize existing conditions, illustrate the Preliminary Design refinements as compared to the 2002 approved EA study, outline the evaluation criteria, and solicit input, feedback and comments on the preliminary design refinements. The PIC materials were made available on the Project Website for a two week stakeholder review period beginning April 22, 2021 and ending on May 6, 2021.
  • PIC Part 2: A recording of the Webinar from May 18, 2021 with presentation and Q&A is available here: Webinar Recording.

Public Information Centres

Two Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held during this Study to provide interested parties with the opportunity to discuss the project and provide input to the Project Team. Notifications advising of the time and location of the PICs will be published in local newspapers, distributed to the project contact list, and made available on the project website.

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Public Information Centre for the Preliminary Design Alternatives

Public Information Centre #1

Presentation of the Preliminary Design Alternatives

Public Information Centre for the Preferred Preliminary Design Alternative

Public Information Centre #2

Presentation for the Preferred Alternative for the Bradford Bypass Project.

 

Notice of Publication of Draft Early Works Report

Notice of Publication of Draft Early Works Report was distributed in accordance with Ontario Regulation 697/21 on January 7, 2022.

The County Road 4 Draft Early Works Report will be available for public review on the Early Works page as of January 13, 2022. You can provide comments until February 12, 2022.

Indigenous Consultation

MTO remains committed to fulfilling its duty to consult requirements and will engage with local Indigenous Communities and consider their interests in the project. Ontario Regulation 697/21 requires MTO to prepare Indigenous Consultations Plans and circulate to Indigenous communities and Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP).

Assessment Process

MTO will follow the project-specific assessment of environmental impacts process outlined in Ontario Regulation 697/21 for the Bradford Bypass Project. This includes updating the project Study Area that was previously described as part of the 2002 Approved EA. Upon completion of the update, a draft Environmental Conditions Report (ECR) will be prepared and made available for public review and comment before being finalized. In addition, alternative designs for each component of the project will be generated and evaluated, within the updated Study Area, based on technical and environmental factors, and through engagement with Indigenous communities, public stakeholders, municipalities, and government agencies. A draft Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) will be prepared to document the design, environmental study and consultation.

The draft reports will be made available for public review and comment before being finalized.

For the Early Works completed at County Road 4 as defined in Ontario Regulation 697/21, a separate Draft Early Works Report (EWR) has been prepared and is now available for public review and comment before being finalized.

Notifications advising of the availability of the draft ECR and draft EIAR for review and comment will be published in local newspapers, distributed to the project contact list, and made available on the project website.

 

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