The City of Toronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Schedule B Study to explore opportunities to improve reliability of an aging forcemain (sewer) that serves the Baby Point Wastewater Pumping Station. The existing forcemain is located within Étienne Brûlé Park.

Following consultation with agencies, City Divisions and the public, the following is the study’s key findings, accepted by the City:

  • New forcemain along the approximate alignment of the existing forcemain from the Baby Point Pumping Station west through Étienne Brûlé Park adjacent to the Humber River, crossing under the Humber River and terminating at Adit No. 7, which is an access tunnel to the Humber Creek Sanitary Trunk Sewer located along The Kingsway.

The study was carried out following the requirements for Schedule B projects under the Municipal Class EA process. A Project File has been placed on public record for a 30-day review period starting November 15, 2018 and ending on December 17, 2018.

Find the Notice of Completion in the Consultation Tab. A hard copy of the Project File Report is available at the Jane/Dundas Library.

To request assistance in reading this file, please contact Nicole Cooke at Nicole.Cooke@wsp.com or 905-823-8500.

Sewer, pump station, along Baby Point Cres, Old Mill Dr, Humber River
Baby Point Wastewater Pumping Station Forcemain study area map

The Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study follows Schedule “B” of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process which provides the public with opportunities to provide input at key stages of the study.

The study will define the existing problem, consider and evaluate alternative solutions, select a preferred alternative,  assess potential effects from the preferred alternative and develop mitigation measures.

Notices:

Public Information Events:

Early and ongoing consultation with the community and local stakeholders will occur throughout the study. Two Public Drop-in Events (PIEs) were held for this Class EA study.

PIE 1 took place on October 12, 2017 at Humbercrest United Church. The team presented the problem opportunity statement, alternatives under examination, and the criteria used to evaluate alternatives. The project team was present to answer questions and discuss the next steps in the process.

PIE 2 took place on January 16, 2018 at Humbercrest United Church. The team presented the results of the evaluation and the selected preferred alternative.  The project team was available to answer any questions.

To request assistance in reading this file, please contact Nicole Cooke at nicole.cooke@wsp.com or 905-823-8500.

What is a Class Environmental Assessment?

Ontario’s Environmental Assessment (EA) program promotes good environmental planning by determining and managing the potential effects of a project prior to implementation.

The EA program ensures that public concerns are heard. EA balances economic, social, cultural and natural environmental needs so that projects benefit Ontario.

This study is being carried out according to the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. This is an approved approach to satisfying requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act specifically tailored to municipal infrastructure. The process includes identifying the problem or opportunity to be addressed, developing and evaluating a range of alternative solutions, providing opportunities for public input and identifying a preferred solution.