Ontario to Review Greater Toronto Area West Corridor Project
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Spring 2016 Update

In December 2015, the Ministry of Transportation suspended work on the environmental assessment of the Greater Toronto Area West Highway Corridor (GTA West), in order to review the work undertaken to date and to ensure the project still aligns with recent changes in government policy and emerging technologies.

A panel has been tasked with conducting a strategic assessment of the alternatives to meeting future transportation demand and other transportation infrastructure needs for passenger and goods movement in the GTA West corridor in light of these changes.

Work has commenced, the Panel is expected to provide its advice, and we will provide an update as soon as it’s available.

Consultation / Public Information Centres and Community Workshops

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Public and stakeholder consultation continue to be a key study component - there are diverse and multiple opportunities to be involved in meaningful and substantive ways.

Public Information Centres (PICs) and Community Workshops will be held throughout this study with multiple venues for each round of PICs and workshops. Additional information about the PICs and community workshops will be posted here as it becomes available.

Interested stakeholders are encouraged to attend these events to become informed about this study and provide their views and comments on the information presented.

PIC and workshop materials will be posted in this section of the website. This website includes a Contact Us page, which can be used to submit comments or feedback on the project. You can also submit your contact information if you would like to be notified of upcoming study events and consultation opportunities.

Public Information Center #2

Public Information Centre #2 for the GTA West Transportation Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study is not taking place in December 2015 as planned. The ministry needs more time as this is a complex study.

The Ministry will provide more information as soon as it becomes available.

Study Update – December 2015

Community Workshop #2

The second round of Community Workshops was held on June 18, 2015 (Woodbridge, ON), June 22, 2015 (Georgetown, ON) and June 25, 2015 (Caledon, ON). The focus of this workshop was to update the community on work completed since Public Information Centre #1 including refinements to route alternatives, interchange locations, and the Focused Analysis Area. The project team sought input from the community on: issues and trade-offs associated with the route alternatives and potential interchange locations, and the route selection evaluation approach.

Materials from Community Workshop #2 can be found below:

Community Workshop 2 Comment Sheet
Presentation 1 – Overview of Study and Recent Works Completed
Presentation 2 – Approach for Evaluating the Short List of Route Alternatives
Presentation 3 – Trade Offs in the West Section of the Study Area
Presentation 4 – Trade Offs in the Central Section of the Study Area
Presentation 5 – Trade Offs in the East Section of the Study Area
Refined Short Listed Route and Interchange Location Alternatives
Section maps for Refined Short List of Route Alternatives and Potential Interchange Locations – May 2015

Summary of Evaluation Factors and Criteria & Examples of Trade Offs in the Study Area
Summary of Evaluation Factors and Criteria for Alternative Methods

Community Workshop #2 Summary Report



Public Information Centre #1

The first round of Public Information Centres (PIC #1) was held on November 27, 2014 (in Georgetown, ON) December 2, 2014 (in Woodbridge, ON) and December 4, 2014 (Caledon, ON). PIC #1 was an informal drop-in centre with ministry and consultant team representatives available to answer questions.

The purpose of PIC #1 was to present:

  • Study background and process

  • Existing conditions within the study area

  • Development and screening of the long list of route alternatives

  • Identification of the short list of route alternatives and potential interchange locations

  • The Focused Analysis Area

  • Factors and criteria for evaluating the short list of route alternatives

Materials from PIC #1 can be found below:

Notice of Public Information Centre #1
Section 00-01 – Welcome and Overview (8.69 MB)
Section 02 – Alternatives (10.1 MB)
Map 2-1 – Long List of Route Alternatives (8 MB)
Map 2-2 – Short List of Route Alternatives and Potential Interchange Locations (8.15 MB)
Map 2-3 – Focused Analysis Area (8 MB)
Section 03 – Background and Process (3.49 MB)
Section 04 – Existing Conditions Maps
Map 4-1 – Land Use Existing Conditions
Map 4-2 – Land Use General Future
Map 4-3 – Natural Environment Existing Conditions (10 MB)
Map 4-4 – Agricultural Existing Conditions (9 MB)
Section 05 – Consultation (1.95 MB)
Section 06 – First Nations (294 KB)
Comment Sheet for PIC #1 (199 KB)
Draft Screening of the Long List of Route Alternatives (2 MB)
Public Information Centre #1 Summary Report (6 MB)




Introductory Community Workshops

The Introductory Community Consultation Workshops were held on the evenings of July 24, 2014 (in Woodbridge, ON), July 29, 2014 (in Mississauga, ON), August 13, 2014 (in Brampton, ON), and August 14, 2014 (in Caledon, ON). Each workshop event presented identical information and provided the same opportunities to provide input to the Project Team.

The focus of this first round of workshops was to:

  • Provide an overview of the study objectives, process and timelines

  • Provide an opportunity for attendees to apply for participation in the Community Advisory Group (CAG) and the Greenbelt Transportation Advisory Group (GTAG)

  • Participate in interactive activities, including providing input on key issues and existing features within the study area to be considered in the development of the route and interchange alternatives, as well as providing input on the route location

Introductory Community Workshops Presentation

Study Area Map from Introductory Community Workshop - Part 1
Study Area Map from Introductory Community Workshop - Part 2

Station 1 - CAG and GTAG displays
Station 2 - Criteria and Methodology displays
Station 3 - Existing Features displays

Introductory Community Workshop Summary Report - Main Report
Introductory Community Workshop Summary Report - Appendix A
Introductory Community Workshop Summary Report - Appendix B
Introductory Community Workshop Summary Report - Appendix C
Introductory Community Workshop Summary Report - Appendix D
Introductory Community Workshop Summary Report - Appendix E
Introductory Community Workshop Video

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