In July 2019, Norfolk County completed a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) for the Rehabilitation of the Long Point Causeway from Lakeshore Road to Erie Boulevard (the ‘Project’), including the replacement of the Long Point Causeway Bridge, to address deteriorating conditions and transportation needs along the corridor. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) was prepared to document the proposed design and MCEA process.

The Project proceeded to implementation in two phases:

Phase 1: Detailed design and construction for the replacement of the Long Point Causeway Bridge over Big Creek. Construction was completed in December 2022.

Phase 2: Detailed design and reconstruction of the Long Point Causeway, from Lakeshore Road to Erie Boulevard.
Due to the constrained causeway corridor, the environmentally sensitive nature of the project location, and the challenges in obtaining provincial and federal permits, the road cross-section that was identified as the Preferred Design Concept in the ESR has been revised to reduce environmental impacts through a reduction of the roadway footprint and grading.

An ESR Addendum has been prepared to document the proposed revisions to the roadway design, the updated existing conditions, impacts and mitigation measures, and the consultation completed. The ESR Addendum is available for public, agency and Indigenous Nation review in accordance with the MCEA. The ESR Addendum will be available for review from January 9, 2024 to February 8, 2024 HERE.

Norfolk County
Robinson Administration Building, Suite 200
185 Robinson Street
Simcoe, ON, N3Y 5L6

Interested persons should provide written comments to the Project Team before February 9, 2024, to one of the Project Team members listed below:

Jacob Columbus, C.E.T.
Norfolk County Project Manager 185 Robinson Street
Simcoe, ON, N3Y 5L6
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 519-426-5870 x1184

Arianne Cowx,
P.Eng. Consultant Project Manager
103-1393 North Service Road East Oakville, ON, L6H 1A7
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 905-512-6893

In addition, there is an opportunity to request a higher level of study or additional commitments through a Section 16 order request to the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) on the grounds that the order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on the existing Aboriginal and treaty rights.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (additional conditions or an individual environmental assessment), explain how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal or treaty rights, and can include any supporting information.

The request should be submitted to the Project Team contacts above and to the following contacts by mail, email, fax or hand delivery:

Minister, Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON, M7A 2J3
Email: [email protected]

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

For more information on Section 16 orders, please visit the Ministry’s website.

Personal information collected on this subject is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act, the Municipal Act, and the Environmental Assessment Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments and information received will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation.

This Notice issued January 9, 2024