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Notice of Study Completion - Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Grey Road 19 Widening

Grey County has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) study that considered options for improvements to Grey Road 19 between Grey Road 21/ Mountain Road/Simcoe Road 34 and Grey Road 119/ Gord Canning Drive to meet the needs of increased traffic demand, with consideration for active transportation. The site location and approximate extent of the Study Area are shown on the map.

The Preferred Solution is to widen the road to four lanes with paved shoulders, with the alignment of the road widened to the north. 

The Process

The study followed Schedule C of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Municipal Engineers Association, October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, & 2015), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The study evaluated alternative solutions and design alternatives with consideration for the natural, cultural, technical and financial environment of the study area and included consultation with the public, stakeholders, Indigenous communities, and regulatory agencies. A Notice of Study Commencement inviting public input was published on February 11, 2021. An online Public Information Center (PIC) was held from September 16, 2021, through to October 18, 2021. 

Environmental Study Report 

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making process for this Study. By this notice, the ESR is being placed on the public record and will be available for a 30-day review period starting December 15, 2022 and ending January 23, 2023 in accordance with the requirements of the MCEA process. 

Grey Road 19 ESR

Appendix A - Existing Conditions

Appendix B - Evaluation of Alternatives

Appendix C - Consultation Record

To provide comments on the project, or if you require alternative accommodations to view the ESR, please contact either of the following Project Team members before 4:30 p.m. January 23, 2023:

Trevor Ireton, Project Planning Engineer, Grey County
595 9th Ave East, Owen Sound ON  N4K 3E3 
519-372-0219 ext. 1246 
trevor.ireton [at] 

Paul Hausler, Project Manager, R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited
3 Ronell Crescent, Collingwood, ON  L9Y 4J6 
paul.hausler [at] 

If concerns arise regarding potential adverse impacts to constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, a request for an order requiring a higher level of study or conditions on those matters should be submitted in writing to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks and the Director of the Environmental Assessment Branch. The request should be sent in writing or by email to:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation, and Parks
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor, Toronto, ON  M7A 2J3
minister.mecp [at]

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON  M4V 1P5
EABDirector [at]

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. Project and notice information will be made accessible upon request in accordance with the Accessibility Standard for Information and Communication under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005. This notice first issued December 15, 2022.

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