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. Public Information Centre #2 will identify how members of the community can apply to participate and only selected applicants will be invited to the future Community Workshops. 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.

Public Information Centre #2

Public Information Centre #2 for the GTA West Transportation Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study was scheduled to take place in December 2015 but then the Ministry of Transportation suspended its work on the environmental assessment in December 2015. The Ministry of Transportation has now resumed the environmental assessment study and a Public Information Centre is anticipated to be held in fall 2019. More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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.

Download materials from Community Workshop #2:

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: