Process and Timeline

The GTA West project is following Ontario’s process for an Individual Environmental Assessment under the Environmental Assessment Act, which are carried out for large-scale, complex undertakings with the potential for significant environmental effects and major public interest.

A decision about whether the project will also be designated under the Federal Impact Assessment Act is expected in spring 2021.

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Phase Two Timeline

2014

  • Study Commencement
  • Data Collection / Constraints Mapping
  • Introductory Meetings and Workshops
  • Generate Route Planning Alternatives
  • Meetings with Advisory Groups and Councils
  • Public Information Centre #1
  • Engage and consult with Indigenous Communities
  • Assess and Evaluate Alternatives

2015

  • Data Collection / Constraints Mapping
  • Meetings with Advisory Groups and Councils
  • Assess and Evaluate Alternatives
  • Community Workshop #2
  • Engage and consult with Indigenous Communities

2015-2019

  • Study suspension: late 2015 to mid 2019

2019

  • Public Information Centre #2
    • Community Value Plan Meeting #1
  • Meetings with Advisory Groups and Councils
  • Engage and consult with Indigenous Communities

2020

  • Confirmation of Preferred Route
  • Engage and consult with Indigenous Communities
  • Notification of Confirmed Preferred Route
  • Preliminary Design of Preferred Route
  • Specialist Fieldwork
  • Community Value Plan Meeting #2 (Community Workshop #3)

2021

  • Preliminary Design of Preferred Route
  • Specialist Fieldwork
  • Community Value Plan Meeting #3 (Community Workshop #4)
  • Meetings with Advisory Groups and Councils
  • Engage and consult with Indigenous Communities
  • Public Information Centre #3
    • Community Value Plan Meeting #4
  • Technical Reports / EA Documentation

2022

  • Preliminary Design of Preferred Route
  • Specialist Fieldwork
  • Technical Reports / EA Documentation
  • Stakeholder and Indigenous Community Review of Draft EA Report
  • Incorporate Comments from Stakeholder and Indigenous Community Review
  • Submission to MECP

Schedule is subject to change.

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