Choate Street Extension Community Consultation

print-logo August 27, 2018
Department: Works & Engineering


Jeanette Davidson
Director, Works and Engineering
Municipality of Port Hope
905-885-2431 x 2516

Matthew Belton
Engineering Inspector
Municipality of Port Hope
905-885-2431 x 2515

The public review period of the Notice of Study Commencement and Public Information Centre for the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and Design for the Proposed Extension of Choate Street is open for public commenting.

The Municipality of Port Hope has retained Ainley Group to complete design activities and to undertake the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for the proposed extension of Choate Street. Choate Street is located between Hayward Street and Eldorado Place in the south end of the Municipality of Port Hope, adjacent to Lake Ontario (see map), and was recommended for extension as part of the approved federal environmental assessment for the Vision in Motion project at the Port Hope Conversion Facility. The Vision in Motion study was approved in accordance with Canadian Environmental Assessment Act requirements in 2012.

The preliminary and detail design activities for Choate Street are being initiated as a Schedule ‘B’ undertaking in accordance with the MCEA, which applies to municipal infrastructure projects including roads, bridges, water, and wastewater projects.

Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process. Two Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to provide additional information and answer questions regarding the project.

Public Information Centre #1 will be held on October 10th, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Council Chambers at Town Hall (56 Queen Street). The Public Information Centre will consist of a formal presentation at the start of the meeting followed by a drop-in type format with displays showing project background information.

Staff from the Municipality and Project Lead Consultant will be on hand to answer any questions. The date, time, and location for PIC #2 will be provided in future correspondence and will also be advertised in newspaper notice in advance.

Subject to comments received and the receipt of necessary approvals, the Municipality of Port Hope intends to proceed with the planning, design, and construction of this project.

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to assist in meeting the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act.  These comments will be maintained on file for use during the study in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.  If you have any accommodation requirements in order to participate in this project please contact one of the project team members listed above.

Choate Street Extension Presentation Slides: 

By-laws  and documents related to the Choate Street Extension:

The first round of commenting for the Choate Street Extension project is closed at this time. Another opportunity to provide comments will be available at a future date, after the first round of comments has been circulated and reviewed.