Public comment until Sept 1: West Don Lands

Class EA notice of study completion – addendum to the West Don Lands Class EA master plan Re: River St. extension and the Bayview-River unnamed road connection

The Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation in cooperation with the City of Toronto, has completed an Addendum to the approved West Don Lands Class Environmenta Assessment (EA) Master Plan. The Addendum addresses two road links in the WDL – the River Street Extension from King Street to Bayview Avenue; and, the unnamed road connection between Bayview Avenue and River Street, located immediately south of Queen Street (referred herein as the Bayview-River Connection).

The West Don Lands precinct is a 32-hectare area located generally east of Parliament Street, south of King Street, west of the Don River and north of the Gardiner Expressway. The West Don Lands Class EA Master Plan identified the need for an extension of River Street as part of the redevelopment of the Precinct. River Street is proposed to extend south of King Street East and intersect with the newly aligned Bayview Avenue and will be comprised of the River Square arrangement of roads.

The Addendum also proposes to close the Bayview-River Connection at River Street but maintain access along the connection via Bayview-Avenue. This allows for continual access and egress to and from the north and south portions of Old Brewery Lane and maintains site access to the Toronto Humane Society.

This study was conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, June 2000, which is an approved process under the Environmental Assessment Act.

The Addendum to the West Don Lands Class Environmental Assessment Master Plan has been completed, and is being placed in the public record for a 30-day review period. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, the TWRC and the City intend to proceed with the implementation of the recommended infrastructure improvements do cumented within the Addendum.

The Environmental Study Report Addendum is available for review at the following locations during business hours:

Toronto Public Library
St. Lawrence Branch
171 Front St. East
Toronto, ON M5A 4H3
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Toronto Public Library
City Hall Branch
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen St. West
Toronto, ON M5H 2N3
Monday to Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The report entitled Addendum to West Don Lands Class Environmental Assessment Master Plan Re: River Street Extension and Bayview-River Unnamed Road Connection is also available for viewing on the TWRC website at

Comments regarding the Environmental Study Report Addendum are to be expressed in writing, and must be received within 30 days from the date of t his Notice. If concerns regarding this Addendum to the Class EA Master Plan cannot be resolved in discussion with the TWRC and the City, a person may request, in writing, that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (a Part II Order), which requires a proponent to complete an Individual Environmental Assessment.

Please provide written comments to:

Tanya Hardy
Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation
207 Queens Quay West,
Suite 822
Toronto, ON M5J 1A7

Additional Contact Information:
Phone: (416) 214-1344 ext. 239

Any requests for a Part II Order must be received, in writing, by the Minister at the address below within 30 days of the date of this Notice. Copies of a request for a Part II Order should also be submitted to the TWRC at the address above, and the City of Toronto at the address below. If no request is received for a Part II Order in respect of any individual improvements recommended within the Addendum to the Class EA Master Plan by that date, the TWRC and the City may proceed to implementation of the projects.

The Honourable Laurel C. Broten
Minister of the Environment
12th Floor, 135 St. Clair Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5

John P. Kelly, P. Eng.
Transportation Services Division
Infrastructure Planning
City Hall, 22nd Floor, East Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

This notice issued on Thursday, August 03, 2006.