Notice of Completion Utility Access Route between Glenwood Drive and Peartree Court EA

Notice of Completion
Utility Access Route between Glenwood Drive and Peartree Court
Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The Study

The City of Brantford has completed a Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment Study for a permanent access route for utility inspections and maintenance between Glenwood Drive and Peartree Court.

The Wastewater Collection System, including sanitary and storm sewers, are valuable assets owned by the City of Brantford. Ownership of such utilities requires regular maintenance and inspection programs, along with the ability to repair and upgrade.

The sanitary and stormwater network from Glenwood Drive to Peartree Court extends through natural environment settings and has been overgrown since installation, which in turn provides limited opportunities for the City to undertake regular maintenance and inspections or emergency repairs.

Study Area

Glenwood Drive and Peartree Court Utility Access Route Study Area


The Process

This Study was conducted in accordance with the planning process for Schedule “B” projects as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, as amended in 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

The Study has examined the Wastewater Network and the associated natural resources within the Study Area, identified constraints to access and potential future risks, and explored alternative solutions for the access route. Based on the Study findings, including feedback received from public, stakeholders and other government agencies, a 420m long and 5m wide road extending from Glenwood Drive along the sanitary sewer was selected as the preferred solution to provide long-term reliable access to the infrastructure and utilities within the study area. The access road will have a rather natural surface to fit within the valley setting. Detailed configurations of the road will be established during the future detailed design phase.

Public Review

A Project File has been prepared to document the planning and decision-making process for this study and is now available for public review. By this Notice of Completion, the Project File is being placed on the public record for a thirty (30) day review period from and including April 13, 2023 on the City’s website at:

Interested persons may provide written comments to our project team by May 13, 2023. All comments and concerns should be sent directly by mail or by email to the individuals below:

Alex Lee-Bun, C. Tech.
Project Manager
Public Works Commission, Environmental Services
City of Brantford
324 Grand River Avenue
Brantford, ON, N3T 4Y8
519-759-4150 Ext. 5763
Robert Amos, MASc., P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
Aquafor Beech Ltd.
2600 Skymark Avenue, Unit 6-201
Mississauga, ON L4W 5B2

In addition, a request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights. Requests on other grounds will not be considered. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name for the ministry.

Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for additional conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment), how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy those potential adverse impacts, and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email to:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J3


Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor
Toronto ON, M4V 1P5

Requests should also be sent to the Project Team above by mail or by e-mail.

This notice first issued on April 6, 2023.

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. 

Alternate formats are available as per the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act by contacting the individuals above.