Study Commencement / PIC: Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, Port Weller East Access


The City of St. Catharines and through their consultant Associated Engineering (Ont.) Ltd. has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) to develop and evaluate options for creating an additional vehicular access to the Port Weller East residential neighbourhood, in the City of St. Catharines.

The MCEA Study will develop and evaluate a variety of access location alternatives which will consider components such as current and future traffic patterns, active transportation needs, property requirements, utility impacts, environmental impacts, and impacts to local residents and businesses.

Study Process

In accordance with the Municipal Engineers Association’s (MEA) Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, this study is being planned as a Schedule B. The study process includes public and stakeholder consultation, development and evaluation of alternatives, an assessment of the impacts of the proposed works, and identification of measures to mitigate any adverse impacts. This notice signals the commencement of the MCEA study and notification of the planned Public Information Centre (PIC).

How to Participate

Public and stakeholder consultation is a key element of the MCEA process and input is invited for incorporation into the planning and design of this project. Comments received from the public will be considered in the preparation of the Project File Report. A PIC is scheduled to allow interested and impacted parties to provide input to inform the development of the problem statement for the study. 

Public Information Centre

Date:            Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023
Time:            4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 
Location:      Port Weller Community Centre
                    1 Bogart Street, St. Catharines

Visit the project website to learn more about the study, find links to notices and other related content and submit comments or questions regarding the study. More information will be uploaded to this website as the project progresses. For further information, to provide input into the MCEA process, or be added to the study contact list please contact one of the project team members identified below.

Scott Kozub
Design and Construction Engineer
City of St. Catharines
PO Box 3012, 50 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 7C2
905.688.5601 x1675

Andrea LaPlante, P.Eng. 
Project Manager
Associated Engineering (Ont.) Ltd.
101 Lampman Court. Suite 300
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Information provided in response to this notice will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will be part of the public record.

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