Invitation to Community Engagement Webinar #2 about the GTA West Highway and Transit Corridor Environmental Assessment Study

By September 23, 2021Issues, Resources, Ward 1

Invitation to Community Engagement Webinar #2 about the GTA West Highway and
Transit Corridor Environmental Assessment Study

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is in Stage 2 of the GTA West Transportation
Corridor Route Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. After confirming the
Preferred Route and 2020 Focused Analysis Area on August 7, 2020 (please refer to the
enclosed key plan or view mapping at, the GTA West Project Team
commenced developing the Preferred Route to a preliminary design level of detail.
The GTA West Study is being undertaken as an Individual EA in accordance with the Ontario
EA Act and the GTA West Corridor EA Terms of Reference, which was approved by the Ontario
Minister of the Environment on March 4, 2008. On May 3, 2021, the Federal Minister of
Environment and Climate Change designated the GTA West Study under the Federal Impact
Assessment Act.

To further meet the public’s needs and address community questions, the GTA West Project
Team hosted a Community Engagement Webinar in July 2021. We are hosting a second
Community Engagement Webinar on September 29, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The
GTA West Project Team will provide the same overview of the project as was presented
in July, followed by a question & answer period. Expert panelists from a variety of
disciplines (e.g. noise, air quality, fisheries, archaeology, etc.) will be in attendance to answer
your questions.

Public and Project Team member health and safety is of utmost importance. Given the current
COVID-19 pandemic, this Webinar will be conducted as an online session hosted through the
Zoom platform. For the best experience, we encourage you to join the Webinar on Zoom
through an electronic device. If you don’t have access to an electronic device, you can listen to
the Webinar through your telephone. If you join by telephone, please submit your questions in
advance. A recording of the event will be posted on the project website.
To register for the Webinar, please visit the project website at www.gtawest.
com/consultation-2 and click on the Zoom registration link under the Upcoming
Opportunities for Input section. If you have accessibility requirements, please leave a
message at the toll-free telephone line at 1-877-522-6916.

If you have questions that you would like to submit to the GTA West Project Team in advance of
the Webinar, please e-mail them to, submit them through the
contact form on the project website at or call the toll-free
telephone line at 1-877-522-6916.

As always, comments and input regarding the study are encouraged. This material will be
maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation to
meet the requirements of the Ontario EA Act. Information collected will be used in accordance
with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Access to Information
Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public
record. If you have any accessibility requirements to participate in this project, please contact
the Project Team at the e-mail address or telephone line listed above.

Study information is available on the project website: Des renseignements
sont disponibles en français en composant (289) 835-2484 (Yannick Garnier).