Public Information Centres and Community Workshops

Public and other 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 and Community Workshops will be held throughout this study with multiple venues for each round of Public Information Centres and workshops. Additional information and materials from the Public Information Centres and Community Workshops will be posted here as it becomes available, with the latest information shown at the top.

Future Community Workshops will focus on Community Value Plan development. Summaries from the workshops will be made available through the website.

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

Community Value Plan Meeting #2

Community Value Plan (CVP) Meeting #2 was held on November 3, 2020, via the Zoom platform. Members of the public were invited to apply to be a member of the CVP Team at Public Information Centre #2 in 2019 and an open invitation was posted on the project website in Fall 2020.

A Community Value Plan (CVP) is being developed to incorporate public input into the design of the new multimodal transportation corridor. Members of our CVP Team will recommend design elements that reflect the social, cultural, historical, and environmental interests of their communities (covering such things as heritage commemoration, aesthetics, landscaping, trails, connectivity, wildlife crossings, artistic elements at the gateways, etc.). The CVP is focused on how best to implement the proposed new highway and transitway in the most context-sensitive manner, given the identified Preferred Route. It is not about where these facilities should be located or whether they should be built.

Download materials from Community Value Plan Meeting #2

CVP Meeting #2 Presentation (PDF 4 MB )

Public Information Centre #2

The second round of Public Information Centres (PIC #2) were held on September 19, September 26 and October 3, 2019, in Woodbridge, Georgetown and Caledon respectively. PIC #2 was an informal drop-in centre with Project Team representatives available to answer questions.

The purpose of PIC #2 was to present:

  • Updates since study resumption
  • Study background and process
  • Draft Technically Preferred Route and the evaluation
  • Draft Preferred interchange locations
  • Draft 2019 Focused Analysis Area
  • Community Value Plan process.

Download materials from Public Information Centre #2

Public Information Centre #2 Comment Sheet (PDF 40 KB )

Welcome Area (PDF 1,119 KB)

Contextualization (PDF 332 KB)

Study Background and Process (PDF 2,587 KB)

Indigenous Communities (PDF 136 KB)

Evaluation of the Short Listed Route and Interchange Location Alternatives

Community Value Plan

Community Advisory Group (CAG) and Greenbelt Transportation Advisory Group (GTAG)

Permission to Enter

Summary Report

New Section 7 and 8 Alternatives

Based on new information received after Public Information Centre #2 (PIC #2), the Project Team developed additional route alternatives and undertook supplementary analysis on the routes and crossing of the Humber River in Section 8. Given the interdependencies, changes in Section 7 were also included in the supplementary analysis.

Additional information will be updated on this page once it becomes available.

Post PIC #2 Confirmation of Preferred Route and 2020 Focused Analysis Area


Community Workshop #2 (June 2015)

The second round of Community Workshops was held on June 18, 2015 (Woodbridge, Ontario), June 22, 2015 (Georgetown, Ontario) and June 25, 2015 (Caledon, Ontario). 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.

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Public Information Centre #1 (November/December 2014)

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

The purpose of Public Information Centre #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

Download materials from Public Information Centre #1:

Introductory Community Workshops (July/August 2014)

The Introductory Community Consultation Workshops were held on the evenings of July 24, 2014 (Woodbridge, Ontario), July 29, 2014 (Mississauga, Ontario), August 13, 2014 (Brampton, Ontario), and August 14, 2014 (Caledon, Ontario). 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 and the Greenbelt Transportation Advisory Group
  • 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

Download materials from Introductory Community Workshops:

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