Soil vapour testing in proximity to 17 Sydenham Street


In 2012, the City of Brantford hired Jacobs Engineering Group (Jacobs) to design and oversee the remediation of the former brownfield property located at 17 Sydenham Street to a residential/parkland standard using a risk assessment approach to manage environmental contaminates.

Completion of remediation project

A Record of Site Condition (RSC) was successfully obtained from the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP), for the Site in March 2018, permitting the redevelopment of the Site for residential purposes. As part of the RSC process, a Certificate of Property Use (CPU) was issued by the MOECP, which included conducting post-remediation environmental monitoring on Site for a minimum of two (2) years, completed in the Fall of 2019. Following the completion of the two-year monitoring program, an additional one year of monitoring was completed to further assess the concentration of Trichloroethylene (TCE) on Site which was completed at the end of 2020.

Completion of additional testing

In June 2021 property owners surrounding 17 Sydenham Street were advised that Jacobs Engineering Group would be conducting indoor air quality testing at select residential locations where there was potential for off-site migration of contaminants to occur.

This testing has been completed and results revealed that any potential contaminants associated with 17 Sydenham Street are not migrating off-site at levels that pose an unacceptable risk to neighbouring residential properties. Therefore, no further testing is required.

The results have been reviewed by the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks as well as officials at the Brant County Health Unit and they are in agreement with the conclusions of these additional monitoring studies.

If a member of the public would like more information regarding the testing conducted in June 2021 or have other questions about the monitoring program and air quality testing results, please call 519-759-4150 or email and a member of the project team will get back to you as soon as possible. If you have any questions for the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks, please call 226-820-6536 or email