Black Creek Renewal Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study
he City of Vaughan previously completed the Black Creek Storm Water Optimization Study Master Plan Class Environmental Assessment (EA). The study identified a range of alternative solutions to reduce flooding and flood damages, improve water quality and limit stream bank erosion in Black Creek. The preferred solution to address flooding was determined to be the reconstruction and renewal of Black Creek between the Edgeley Pond (north of Highway 7) and Highway 407.
The Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC) Black Creek Renewal Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study will consider different potential alignments and physical forms for Black Creek within the study area and establish a plan for the renewal of Black Creek that will be compatible with the proposed land uses within the study area.
THE STUDY AREA
The study area is located east of Jane Street, from south of Highway 7 to north of Highway 407, as highlighted on the following map.
The VMC Black Creek Renewal Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study, which is intended to establish the alignment and form of Black Creek through the south-east quadrant of the VMC Secondary Plan Area, initially started in 2012. Early in the process, it became apparent there were a number of conflicting interests in the size, alignment and configuration of a reconstructed and renewed Black Creek valley corridor between the landowners and review agencies. An extensive consultation and facilitation process took place over 2013 and 2014 with directly affected landowners and agencies to better understand key issues, opportunities and constraints.
Subsequent to the consultation and facilitation process described above, the Development Charges Background Study for the Edgeley Pond and Park and Black Creek Channel Works – November 2021 was carried out to establish the framework for funding a number of projects within the VMC Secondary Plan, including potential realignment and renewal of Black Creek.
Notice of Public Information Centre – May 10 (PDF)
VMC Subcommittee Presentation, June 2014 (PDF)
Council Report - VMC Sub-committee, Black Creek Renewal Study Update, June 2014 (PDF)
Notice of Study Commencement - July 2012 (PDF)
Notice of Completion – August 2018
FINAL BLACK CREEK CLASS EA (ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY REPORT)
Black Creek Renewal Project public information centre - May 10, 2017 - presentation (PDF)
COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS
The Study team is interested in receiving any comments that you may have. Should you have any questions or comments, require further information or wish to be added to the study mailing list, please contact one of the study team members:
Steven Hollingworth, P.Eng.
The Municipal Infrastructure Group Ltd.
Tel: (905) 738-5700 Ext. 359