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Notice of Completion

Notice of Completion of Environmental Project Report Relief Line South, City of Toronto and Metrolinx Transit Project Assessment Process

The City of Toronto, Toronto Transit Commission and Metrolinx, an agency of the Province of Ontario, are working collaboratively to bring more transit to communities across the city. To achieve this, we are looking at ways to improve the connectivity of the transit network through the introduction of the Relief Line South, a proposed new subway line.

The Project

The proposed Relief Line South, which is a 7.5km long subway line with 8 stations, will connect the Yonge-University-Spadina Subway (Line 1) downtown to the Bloor-Danforth Subway (Line 2). The Relief Line South will help to relieve crowding on Line 1 south of Bloor, at the Bloor-Yonge Station, and on the surface transit routes coming in and out of downtown.

 

THE PROCESS

The environmental effects of this transit project were assessed and an Environmental Project Report (EPR) has been prepared to document the findings, as well as proposed mitigation according to the Transit Project Assessment Process as prescribed in Ontario Regulation 231/08 made under the Environmental Assessment Act.

The EPR for the Relief Line South is now available at www.reliefline.ca/south and at the following locations for a 30-day public review period starting August 14, 2018 and ending on September 13, 2018.

 

City Hall Library
100 Queen Street West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2N3
Tel: 416-393-7650
Monday to Friday
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Toronto Transit Commission
5160 Yonge Street, 6th Floor
Toronto, ON M2N 6L9
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Central Region Office– Toronto District Offic
Place Nouveau, 8th Floor
5775 Yonge Street
North York, ON M2M 4J1
Tel: 416-326-6700
Toll-free: 1-800-810-8048
Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
135 St. Clair Ave West,
1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P4
Tel: 416-314-8001
Toll-free: 1-800-461-6290
Mon. to Fri. 8:30 am
to 5:00 pm
 
Toronto Public Library – Jones
118 Jones Avenue
Toronto, ON M4M 2Z9
Tel: 416 393-7715
Mon. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tues. 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wed. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Thurs. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun. Closed
Toronto Public Library – Queen/Saulter
765 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1H3
Tel: 416 393-7723
Mon. Closed
Tues. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Wed. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thurs. 12:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri. 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sat. 9:00 am to 5:00pm
Sun. Closed 
Toronto Public Library – Pape/Danforth
701 Pape Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 3S6
Tel: 416 393-7727
Mon. to Fri. 9:00 am
to 8:30pm
Sat. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sun. 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Metrolinx Head Office
97 Front Street, 2nd Floor Reception
Toronto, ON M5J 1E6
Tel: 416-874-5900
Monday to Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Interested persons are encouraged to review this document and provide comments by September 13, 2018 to:

Paul Martin, Senior Public Consultation Co-ordinator
City of Toronto
100 Queen St. West,
20th Floor, East Tower
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Tel: 416-338-1065 or
Email: reliefline@toronto.ca
 

There are circumstances where the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has authority to require further consideration of the transit project or to 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 relates 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 received within 30 days after the Notice of Completion of the EPR is first published.

If you have discussed your issues with the City of Toronto, TTC and 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 13, 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 Completion of the EPR is first published.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks – Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch – Attention:

Cindy Batista, Special Project Officer
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P4
Tel: 416-314-7225
Toll-free: 1-800-461-6290
Email: cindy.batista@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 (MECP) 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 City of Toronto or the MECP Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-212-8912.

This notice was first issued on August 14, 2018

Download the Notice of Completion