Class Environmental Assessment and Consultation Process

This Detailed Design study is being completed in accordance with the provincial Environmental Assessment Act, RSO (1980), and requirements of the Class Environmental Assessment for Provincial Transportation Facilities, (2000) for a Group “B” project. Provincial Class EA approval for the replacement of the Argyle Street Bridge was obtained in 2009 at the completion of the Preliminary Design, allowing the Detailed Design to proceed.

External agency and public consultation will take place throughout the study. The study will include Community Information Sessions (CISs). The purpose of the CISs will be to present the recommended bridge design, including heritage enhancement features, traffic management and construction staging, and any proposed mitigation measures. Notices providing the time and location of the CISs will be published in in the Sachem, Turtle Island News and Two Row Times, sent to individuals, agencies, and organizations on the study mailing list, and posted on the project website.

This Detailed Design study will build on the information collected during Preliminary Design and documented in the 2009 Transportation Environmental Study Report (available in the Reports section of this website). At the end of the study, a Design and Construction Report (DCR) will be prepared to summarize the results of study investigations; provide an overview of public consultation conducted; and present any mitigation measures selected during Detailed Design. The DCR will be made available for a 30-day public review period and will be announced through a “Notice of Study Completion/Submission of DCR”.