Study Overview

The City of Toronto has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) 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 the Baby Point area, along Humber River.

The City invited the public to learn more about the EA Study and speak with the project team at Public Drop in Event (PIE) 1 on October 12, 2017, and at PIE 2 on January 16, 2018.

The City of Toronto is approaching completion of a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to explore opportunities to improve reliability of an aging forcemain (sewer) servicing the study area (see study area map). The recommended solution(s) will achieve the following objectives:

  • Ensure continued reliable operation of the pumping station
  • Minimize impacts on the natural environment and historical features in the area
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.

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.

Below are the boards from the PIE’s:

 

The Notice of Study Commencement and Public Drop-in Event 1 was issued September 28, 2017.

The Notice of Public Drop-in Event 2 was issued January 4, 2018.

Below are the boards from the PIE.

 

To request assistance in reading this file, please contact Nicole Cooke at nicole.cooke@wsp.com or 1-289-835-2430

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.