Notice of Environmental Project Report Addendum
Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Project

The Project

In accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08: Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings, Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, conducted an environmental impact assessment of the Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion (BRCE) Project. An Environmental Project Report (EPR) for this transit project was completed on August 8, 2017, and a Statement of Completion submitted to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (previously the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change) on October 12, 2017. The BRCE Project included the provision of a second track between Lansdowne Avenue in the City of Toronto and Allandale Waterfront GO Station in the City of Barrie; upgrades to existing GO Stations; and a new train layover facility.

To further support service expansion, Metrolinx identified the need to include the following five proposed stations along the Barrie rail corridor which were not evaluated in the BRCE EPR:

• Spadina-Front GO Station in the City of Toronto
• Bloor-Lansdowne GO Station in the City of Toronto
• Kirby GO Station in the City of Vaughan
• Mulock GO Station in the Town of Newmarket
• Innisfil GO Station in the Town of Innisfil

The Process

Metrolinx has prepared an addendum to the BRCE EPR, which is now available for a 30-day public review period starting August 3, 2018 and ending September 4, 2018. The addendum is available at www.metrolinx.com/newstations and at the following locations:

Toronto Public Library
190 Fort York Boulevard
Toronto, ON  M5V 0E7
tel: 416-393-6240
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Toronto Public Library
1101 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON  M6J 1M7 tel: 416-393-7674
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Metrolinx
Head Office
97 Front Street – 2nd Floor Reception Toronto, ON  M5J 1E6
tel: 416-874-5900
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Newmarket Public Library
438 Park Avenue
Newmarket, ON  L3Y 1W1
tel: 905-953-5110
Tuesday and Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Maple Public Library
10190 Keele Street, Maple, ON  L6A 1G3 tel: 905-653-7323
Monday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Innisfil Public Library
967 Innisfil Beach Road
Innisfil, ON  L9S 1V3
tel: 705-431-7410
Tuesday to Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON  M4V 1P4
tel: 416-314-8001 / toll-free: 1-800-461-6290
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Central Regional Office – Toronto District Office
5775 Yonge Street, 8th Floor
North York, ON  M2M 4J1
tel: 416-326-6700
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Interested persons are encouraged to review this document and provide comments by September 4, 2018 to:
Barrie Rail Corridor Expansion Environmental Project Report Addendum
c/o Georgina Collymore
Senior Advisor – Environmental Assessment Communications and Community Relations
20 Bay Street, Suite 600, Toronto, ON  M5J 2W3
tel: 416-202-4921
e-mail: newstations@metrolinx.com

There are circumstances where the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks has authority to require further consideration for the transit project or impose conditions on it. These include if the Minister is of the opinion that:
• The transit project may have a negative impact on a matter of provincial importance that related to the natural environment or has cultural heritage value or interest, or
• The transit project may have a negative impact on a constitutionally protected Aboriginal or treaty right.

Before exercising the authority referred to above, the Minister is required to consider any written objections to the transit project that he or she may receive within 30 days after the Notice of EPR Addendum is first published.

If you have discussed your issues with Metrolinx and you object to this transit project you can provide a written submission to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks no later than September 4, 2018 to the address provided below. All submissions must clearly indicate that an objection is being submitted and describe any negative impacts to matters of provincial importance (natural/cultural environment) or Aboriginal rights. Objections must be received within 30 days after the Notice of EPR Addendum is first published.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Attention: Adam Sanzo, Project Officer
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON  M4V 1P4
tel: 416-314-8001 / 1-800-461-6290
fax: 416-314-8452
e-mail: adam.sanzo@ontario.ca

If not already provided, a copy of the objection will be forwarded to the proponent by the Ministry.

All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in section 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.

For more information, please contact the Project Officer or the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Park’s Freedom of Information and Privacy
Coordinator at 416-327-1434.

This Notice was first issued on August 2, 2018.

Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez composer le 416 874-5900 ou le 1 888 GET-ON-GO (438-6646).

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