A virtual Public Meeting will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 26, 2022

The city of Toronto is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to explore opportunities to improve reliability of an aging sanitary forcemain that serves the Bluffer’s Park Sewage Pumping Station (SPS). A forcemain is a pressurized sewer pipe that transports wastewater from a lower to a higher elevation. The existing forcemain is located on Brimley Road South, near Bluffer’s Park in the city of Toronto.

The sewage pumping station is a facility that pumps sewage uphill from low points in the sanitary sewer network. The sewage comes to the sewage pumping station from bathrooms, sinks, kitchens and other plumbing components in homes.

Study Commencement and Virtual Public Meeting #1

The Bluffer’s Park Forcemain Replacement study is following Schedule “B” of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process. The public is invited to provide input to help identify ways of reducing impacts on surrounding users, and to support the process of selecting the preferred solution.

Virtual Public Meeting

A virtual Public Meeting will be held from 6  to 7 p.m. on May 26, 2022. You can join the meeting online or by phone (audio only). You must register in advance to attend online. A Zoom meeting link will be emailed to you on the day of the meeting.

This event will present the problems and opportunities to be addressed, the alternatives under examination, and the criteria used to evaluate alternatives for the Bluffer’s Park Forcemain Replacement project. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study, provide feedback and ask questions. Please note that this meeting will provide the same information presented at the virtual meeting held on April 26, 2022.

Study Commencement and Virtual Public Meeting #1

A Virtual Public Meeting was held on the evening of April 26, 2022. This was an opportunity to learn more about the project, provide feedback and ask questions. A copy of the presentation materials are provided at the link below for your review and comment. Please provide any comments you may have on the presentation materials by May 10, 2022 to TOForcemainReplacement@wsp.com



Notice of Public Consultation


Map of Study Area in Bluffers Park. Along Bluffers Park Road. Please contact Regi Alexander at regi.alexander@toronto.ca for more information.
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The City of Toronto initiated the forcemain replacement project to build redundancy into the City’s wastewater collection system and improve aging infrastructure.

The proposed work includes the replacement of the existing forcemain with two new forcemains. The existing forcemain is approximately 560 m in length from the Bluffer’s Park SPS, north along Brimley Road South then up the east slope to Redland Crescent West. The new forcemains are being installed to improve aging infrastructure and ensure reliability of the system. The work also includes modifications to the existing Bluffer’s Park SPS to accommodate the additional forcemain.

A variety of alternative alignments and construction methods will be considered and evaluated as part of this study.

The majority of the proposed alignment is located within the Brimley Road South road right-of-way (ROW); however, approximately 100 m of the alignment is located within a forested slope area between Brimley Road South and Redland Crescent.

Study Process

This Study follows Schedule “B” of Ontario’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process which promotes good environmental planning by determining and managing the potential effects of a project prior to implementation.  The EA 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.

Public Consultation

Two virtual Public Meetings are planned for this study. Please refer to the News & Updates tab to review project materials and event notifications.

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