Choate Street Extension Community Consultation

print-logo September 11, 2019
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

*NEW: The presentation slides from the third Public Information Centre (PIC) are now available below. The public commenting period has been re-opened until October 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page to submit your comments.


 A notice of the third Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Choate Street Extension project has been posted on the public notices page and advertised in the newspaper. PIC #3 will be held on September 10, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 56 Queen Street in the Council Chambers, Port Hope, Ontario. 

The PIC will consist of a drop-in type format with displays showing project background information, the alternatives, and the preliminary recommended alternative. Please review the full notice, linked above and available for download below, for more details. 

The summary report from PIC #2 is available below:


*The commenting period for the Choate Street extension is now closed. 

The summary report from PIC #1 is available below. 


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 commenting period is now open until October 1, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.
You can provide feedback about this proposed project via one of the three methods:
1) Please complete a comment form and forward by email to
2) Please complete a comment form and mail or deliver in-person to the Municipality of Port Hope, 56 Queen Street, Port Hope.
3) Please complete the online comment form 

Choate Street Extension Community Consultation