Local community encouraged to attend Lakeview Waterfront Connection project open house and consultation

The Mississauga and Etobicoke Lakeshore communities are encouraged to attend a second public meeting and open house for the Lakeview Waterfront Connection (LWC) project Environmental Assessment (EA). The meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at the Mississauga Seniors’ Centre, 1389 Cawthra Rd, Mississauga.

The meeting will start at 4:30 p.m. with an open house. At 7 p.m. attendees will learn about how each park design alternative was compared. The Preferred Alternative will then be revealed. There will be an opportunity for collective feedback during a facilitated break-out session from 7:45 to 9 p.m.

“This is an opportunity for residents to get involved in transforming and reinvigorating a degraded stretch of shoreline in their community,” said Rae Horst, Chief Administrative Officer, Credit Valley Conservation.

On January 22, over 100 residents attended the first public meeting for the Environmental Assessment. Five different design alternatives were presented. The designs addressed how roughly two million cubic metres of clean fill from Region of Peel capital works projects could be reused to construct the park.

The shoreline just west of Marie Curtis Park has degraded over decades. It offers almost no habitat for fish, migrating birds and other wildlife. Credit Valley Conservation and the Region of Peel, with support from Toronto and Region Conservation and the City of Mississauga, are undertaking an environmental assessment to transform this degraded and inaccessible area of shoreline into an inviting naturalized park with public access and habitat for wildlife.

Environmental assessments are usually done to reduce a project’s impact on the environment. The LWC EA is doing the opposite. It is looking at a degraded property and choosing the design alternative that restores and naturalizes the land the most. It aims to provide the most public access in a fiscally-responsible manner by seeking efficiencies with other existing and proposed infrastructure projects throughout the Region.

On December 5, 2012, the Minister of the Environment approved the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the LWC Project. The environmental assessment will be carried out according to the ToR and requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act. Results will be submitted to the Ministry of Environment for review. When the environmental assessment is completed, the public and interested stakeholders will be informed about when and where the environmental assessment can be reviewed.

Members of the public, agencies and interested stakeholders are encouraged to participate in the environmental assessment process by attending public meetings or contacting staff with information, comments or questions. This and other public consultation opportunities will be advertised on the project webpage, in local newspapers and through the project mailing list. If you are unable to attend but would like to learn more and/or comment on the LWC Project, please visit www.creditvalleyca.ca/lwc on or after April 03, 2013.

To be added to the project mailing list or if you have project-related questions, please contact:
Michael Charendoff, Coordinator, Watershed Projects, Toronto and Region Conservation
70 Canuck Ave, Toronto ON, M3K 2C5
Phone: 416 661 6600 ext 5280
Email: [email protected]

Map of project study area: https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/LWCPv2.png

Photo: The proposed green space will be build around the G.E. Booth Wastewater Treatment Plant
Link: https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/lwc.jpg

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Conservation Authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. CVC was established by an act of the province in 1954 with a mandate to protect all natural resources other than minerals in the area drained by the Credit River. We have been working for almost 60 years with our partner municipalities and stakeholders to protect and enhance the natural environment of the Credit River Watershed for present and future generations.

Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Communications Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
[email protected]

Information Contact
Michael Charendoff,
Coordinator, Watershed Projects
Toronto and Region Conservation
416-661-6600 ext 5280
[email protected]

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