Notice of Study Commencement for the East Morrison Creek Erosion Mitigation Study Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Monday, December 18, 2023


The study

The Town of Oakville (the town) through Matrix Solutions Inc. has initiated the East Morrison Creek Erosion Mitigation Study to identify erosion risks within the study area, define the erosion hazards, and develop preferred options to mitigate erosion.

The study area of East Morrison Creek extends from the Morrison-Wedgwood diversion channel, directly east of Oakville Town Hall, upstream to the culvert at Postridge Drive. This area of concern was identified in the 2021 Creek Inventory and Assessment Study.

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The process

This study will follow the planning and design process as defined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015, and 2023) as a Schedule B project. 

Two public information centres (PICs) are planned to present existing conditions/problem statement, discuss alternative solutions, environmental impacts, evaluation of preferred options and recommendations. PIC dates and details will be advertised as the study progresses. 

Results from this study will be documented in an Environmental Study Report that will be made available for a public review period. At that time, residents, Indigenous communities, and other interested persons or groups will be informed of when and where the Environmental Study Report can be reviewed. 

Comments invited

We are interested in hearing any comments or concerns you may have with respect to this study. Comments received through the course of the study will be considered in selecting the preferred option(s). 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 a part of the public record. 

To provide your comments, request additional information, request to be placed on the study mailing list, or if you require this notice to be provided in an alternative format as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), please contact:

Jing Liu, P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
Transportation and Engineering Department 
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601 ext. 3234

Roger Phillips, Ph.D., P.Geo.
Project Manager, Geomorphologist
Matrix Solutions Inc.

This notice was first issued on December 18, 2023.