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The Study
The Regional Municipality of Peel in concert with York Region has completed a Class Environmental Assessment of Highway 50 from Castlemore Road to Mayfield Road and Mayfield Road from Highway 50 to Coleraine Drive. A network study carried out for Peel and York Regions identified the need for improvements to both roads which are significant arterial roadways in the Region’s overall road network (see map). In order to best address needs and opportunities in the study area, the study examined the need and feasibility of various improvement options to address traffic capacity issues, deficiencies in storm drainage, facilities for pedestrian and cyclist movements and transit system expansion for the year 2031 along Highway 50 and Mayfield Road.

The Process
The study was conducted in compliance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association, Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. A key component of the study was consultation with interested stakeholders (public and agencies) at two Public Information Centres (PICs) held on June 3, 2010 and April 27, 2011.

A Notice of Study Commencement inviting initial input was published in November 2009.

Following the April 27, 2011 PIC, the preferred alternative was reviewed in light of comments received and modified as required. The recommended alternative for Highway 50 includes widening about the centre-line to a 6-lane configuration from Castlemore Road to Mayfield Road. The design accommodates a multi-use trail along the west side of Highway 50 and a sidewalk along the east side. The recommended alternative for Mayfield Road includes widening about the centre-line to a 4-lane configuration between Highway 50 and Coleraine Drive. The design accommodates a multi-use trail along the south side of Mayfield Drive and a sidewalk along the north side.

Environmental Study Report
The Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and decision making process undertaken for this study. By this notice, the ESR is being placed on the public record for a 40-day review period (starting July 30, 2012 and ending September 7, 2012) in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class EA. The ESR is available for review at the following locations:

Peel Region Clerk’s Office
10 Peel Centre Dr. Suites A and B
Brampton, ON  L6T 4B9
Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  York Region Clerk’s Office
17250 Yonge St., 4th Floor
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Town of Caledon Clerk’s Office
6311 Old Church Rd.
Caledon, ON L7C 1J6
Mon-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City of Brampton Clerk’s Office
2 Wellington St. West
Brampton, ON L6Y 4R2
Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
City of Vaughan Clerk’s Office
Level 100 - 2141 Major Mackenzie Dr.
Vaughan, ON L6A 1T1
Mon.-Fri.: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Town of Caledon Library
Albion-Bolton Branch
150 Queen St. South
Bolton, ON L7E 1E3
Hours of Operation
Mon. – Thurs.: 10am to 8:30pm
Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

City of Brampton Library
Northeast Interim Site
55 Mountainash Rd., Unit 24,
Brampton, ON L6R 1W4
Hours of Operation
Monday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday - 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

City of Vaughan Library
Kleinburg Branch
10341 Islington Ave.
Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
Hours of Operation
Monday - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday - 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday - Closed
Saturday - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Further information may be obtained from Ms. Solmaz Zia, P.Eng., Project Manager (see below for contact information). If concerns regarding this project cannot be resolved in discussion with the Region of Peel, a person or party may request that the Minister of Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order). Requests for a Part II Order must be received by the Minister, at the address below, by Friday, September 7, 2012. A copy of the request must also be sent to the Peel Region Project Manager. If no request is received by September 7, 2012, the Region of Peel intends to proceed with detailed design and construction as outlined in the ESR.

The Honourable John Wilkinson
Minister of the Environment
77 Wellesley St. West., 11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5

Ms. Solmaz Zia, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Region of Peel

10 Peel Center Dr., Suite B
Brampton ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800
ext. 7845
Fax: 905-791-1442
Email: solmaz.zia@peelregion.ca
Mr. Edward Chiu, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Region of York

90 Bales Dr. E. East Gwillimbury, ON L0G 1V0
Phone: 905-830-4444
ext. 5908
Fax: 905-836-4590
Email: edward.chiu@york.ca
Mr. Stephen Keen, P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
HDR|iTRANS Consulting Inc.

144 Front St. West, Suite 655
Toronto, ON M5H 2L7
Phone: 416-847-0005
ext. 5557
Fax: 905-857-3127
Email: stephen.keen@hdrinc.com

*Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

York Region



evised: Friday July 20 2012


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