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Agency and Public Consultation

The Conservation Authority Class EA process guarantees numerous opportunities for public and stakeholder participation throughout the planning stages of a project. Consultation was coordinated by the TRCA with the aid of the Public Consultation and Community Outreach Section, City of Toronto, Works and Emergency Services Department. A summary of the various consultation venues for this project is below.

  • A Technical Advisory Committee comprised of stakeholders, technical representatives of all pertinent regulating agencies, and key community leaders;
  • A Community Liaison Committee, representing a broad spectrum of public interests provided representatives of the local community with the opportunity to participate in the planning stages of the project;
  • Several public events provided opportunities for input and feedback from the general community; and
  • Regular newsletter and website project updates were issued.

Technical Advisory Committee

The Technical Advisory Committee consisted of representatives from the following organizations, community groups and government agencies:

Canada Lands Company
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (observers)
Canadian National Railway
City of Toronto

  • City Planning
  • Commissioner's Office
  • Economic Development, Culture & Tourism
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Public Health
  • Technical Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Water and Wastewater Services

Environment Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
GO Transit
Home Depot Canada
Korex Don Valley Canada
Ministry of Culture
Ministry of Environment (observers)
Ministry of Natural Resources
National Energy Board
Ontario Realty Corporation
Ontario Superbuild Corporation
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Queen Broadview BIA (South Riverdale Community)
Task Force to Bring Back the Don
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Toronto Police - Marine Unit
Toronto Port Authority
Toronto Terminals Railway
Toronto Waterfront Revitalization Corporation
Transport Canada
Unilever Canada
West Don Lands Committee

Community Liaison Committee

A Community Liaison Committee was established for the Lower Don River West Remedial Flood Protection Project. This Committee consisted of representatives of the local community and will assist the TRCA throughout the Environmental planning process, including the provision of assistance at public workshops and events.

The Community Liaison Committee included representatives from the following groups:

Citizens for the Old Town
Corktown Residents & Business Association
Don Watershed Regeneration Council
Food Share
Gooderham & Worts Neighbourhood Association
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
Port Lands Partnership
Queen-Broadview BIA
South East Downtown Economic Redevelopment Initiative (SEDERI)
South Riverdale Revitalization Project
St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
Taddle Creek Watershed Initiative
Task Force to Bring Back the Don
Toronto Cycling Committee
West Don Lands Committee

In addition, the Toronto City Councillor, MP and MPP for each of the following wards or ridings participated in the CLC process:

  • Councillor, Ward 28
  • Councillor, Ward 30
  • MPP, Broadview-Greenwood
  • MPP, Toronto Centre-Rosedale
  • MP, Broadview-Greenwood
  • MP, Toronto Centre-Rosedale