Downsview Area Long Term Water Servicing Study
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
Notice of Study Completion
The City of Toronto has completed a Municipal Class Environmental
Assessment (EA) study for the construction of a new transmission watermain from the Keele Pumping Station to the Downsview Area (see map). The new watermain will address low water pressure issues and
improve the overall level of service for customers in Pressure Districts 5
and 6. It will also provide sustainable water supply for servicing future growth identified in the Downsview Area Secondary Plan.
The Process and Outcome
The City of Toronto has accepted the Study’s recommendation for the
new watermain route within existing road allowances southerly along
Keele Street, Tangiers Road, Ceramic Road, St Regis Crescent North
Road will use trenchless construction in order to reduce pedestrian and
Avenue West with possible future connections to new developments in the
Downsview Area. Upgrades to the Keele Pumping Station are also
The EA Study was completed in accordance with the requirements for
Schedule “B” projects as described in the Municipal Class EA document
(Municipal Engineers Association, 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011
and 2015). A Project File has been prepared. It describes the need for
the Project, the evaluation of alternative water servicing solutions, an
assessment of the effects of the Project and mitigation measures to
reduce potential impacts. It also includes documentation of consultation
undertaken throughout the Study.
The City of Toronto intends to proceed with detailed design and
construction of the Project, subject to comments received as a result of
this Notice and the receipt of other approvals, as necessary.
Opportunities for Review
The Project File has been placed on public record for a 30-day public
review period starting November 2, 2017 and ending on December 2, 2017
The Project File is available for review at:
2793 Keele St.
(north of Wilson Street)
578 Finch Ave. W.
(west of Bathurst Street)
If you have any outstanding issues with the project, please address
them to the City staff listed below and we will attempt to seek a
mutually acceptable resolution.
City of Toronto – Public Consultation Unit
Metro Hall, 19th Fl., 55 John St., Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Tel: 416-392-8210 Fax: 416-392-2974 TTY: 416-338-0889
If concerns regarding the project cannot be resolved in discussion with
the City of Toronto, a person or party may request that the Minister
of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) make an order for
the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act
(referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental
Written requests must be sent to:
The Honorable Chris Ballard
Minister of the Environment & Climate Change
77 Wellesley St. W., Ferguson Block, 11th Fl., Toronto, ON M7A 2T5
Ministry of the Environment & Climate Change
Director, Environmental Approvals Branch
135 St. Clair Ave. W., 1st Fl., Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
If no requests are received by December 2, 2017, the City may proceed
with the project as outlined in the Project File.