About this Study

The purpose of the Study is to transform Holland Street to align with the Town’s Strategic Plan, which includes: promoting employment growth; improving community and traffic safety; reducing congestion; and upgrading existing facilities. This Study will be a key component in revitalizing the Town’s downtown core and transforming it into an inviting, walkable, people-friendly shopping district that will serve as a destination location for residents and visitors to enjoy.

What is a Schedule C Municipal Class Environmental Assessment?

The Holland Street East and West EA will be completed in accordance with the Master Plan process identified by the Municipal Engineers Association, adhering to the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. ​Through this process, the study team will: confirm the needs, problems, and/or opportunities; evaluate alternative designs; select a preferred design; examine impacts on the social, cultural, and natural environments; and identify measures to mitigate those impacts. At the end of the Study, an Environmental Study Report (ESR) documenting the decision-making process will be made available for public review.  

This Study is being carried out concurrently with the Town’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Study, which will develop a guide for the sustainable, efficient, and safe movement of goods and people within and around the Town. The TMP will also identify transportation infrastructure requirements and multi-modal network recommendations. The TMP and this MCEA Study represent a fully integrated approach to transportation planning for the study area.

How can you get involved?

As the study progresses, the Town will engage with residents, stakeholders and businesses to shape the overall EA and contribute towards the recommendations. The Town has hosted two Public Information Center (PIC) meetings.

Public Information Center Meeting #2

Public Information Center (PIC) #2 was held on April 28, 2022. PIC #2 was held to solicit feedback on the assessment of planning solutions, the recommended planning solution, the design alternatives, the evaluation of design alternatives, and the technically preferred alternative. If you were unable to participate in the live meeting, you may view the presentation materials under the Document Section in the right column of this webpage. The meeting recordings are posted below. 

Our survey is now closed! Keep an eye out for future engagement opportunities! 

Public Information Center #2 - Session 1 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) 

Public Information Center #2 - Session 2 (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM) 

Public Information Center Meeting #1 

Public Information Center (PIC) #1 was held on February 17, 2022. PIC #1 introduced the Study and present the problem/opportunity statement, project timelines, existing conditions, potential site ideas, and other studies included in the EA process. If you were unable to participate in the live meeting, you may view the presentation materials under the Document Section in the right column of this webpage. The meeting recordings are posted below. 

Our survey is now closed! Keep an eye out for future engagement opportunities! 

Public Information Center Meeting #1 - Session 1 (6:00 PM - 7:00 PM) Recording

Public Information Center Meeting #1 - Session 2 (7:30 PM - 8:30 PM) Recording

The presentation (in PDF format) can be downloaded from the Document Section in the right column of this webpage. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Study Initiation

December 2021

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Public Information Centre #1

February 17, 2022

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Public Information Centre #2

April 28, 2022

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Study Completion

(Council - June 14, 2022) 

(Anticipated Summer 2022) - An Environmental Study Report (ESR) will be placed for public review for 30-days. The ESR will document the EA Study and process.

Contact

Marcio Marques, P.Eng
Project Manager, Capital Projects
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
305 Barrie Street - Unit 2, Bradford, ON
​905-775-5366 Ext. 2114

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