Master Plans & Class EAs

Block Servicing ‎Strategies for Stoney Creek and Gordon Dean Class EA

Notice of Study Completion & 
30 Day Review Period for Gordon Dean Avenue EA

Phases 3 & 4 of the Municipal Class EA process have now been completed to confirm the location and characteristics of the new north-south Gordon Dean Avenue and an associated east-west connection from Gordon Dean Avenue to Fruitland Road referred to as Collector Road “B”. This study was completed by the Fruitland - Winona Development Group that is the proponent of the ongoing Block 1 Servicing Strategy for lands that overlap with the Gordon Dean Avenue Class EA Study area.

For your review

An Environmental Study Report (ESR) has been prepared, which documents the Class EA Study process completed. Although the City of Hamilton is not the proponent of this study, the City staff were closely consulted during the Study process. On September 23, 2020, the City of Hamilton’s General Issues Committee endorsed the draft ESR and approved advisement of the Study proponent to file the ESR on the public record for a minimum 30 day review period subject to satisfactorily addressing staff comments. Accordingly, the subject ESR is now being made available for a review period which begins December 3, 2020 and closes January 18, 2021.

Provide your comments

Interested persons may provide written comments to these contacts by the end of day January 18, 2021:

Angelo Cutaia, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Fruitland - Winona Development Group
Email: [email protected]
3380 South Service Rd, Unit 104, Burlington, ON L7N 3J5

Mir Ahsan Talpur, M.Env.Sc. EP
Environmental Planner
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Email: [email protected]
3450 Harvester Rd, Suite 100, Burlington ON L7N 3W5

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 requester’s contact information and full name. Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (i.e. a request for additional conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive EA study), 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 to:

Minister - Honourable Jeff Yurek
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
Email: [email protected]
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor, Toronto ON M7A 2J3

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

A copy of the request should also be sent to the Project Team Members identified above.

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.

The property owners within the Block 1 Servicing Strategy area (bounded by Highway No.8, Fruitland Road, Barton Street and just east of Jones Road), have initiated the Block 1 Servicing Strategy and a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) (Phase 3 and Phase 4 only) for Gordon Dean Avenue that will extended between Barton Street and Highway No.8 within the Block 1 Area.

Status: Active

Classification: Schedule C (Phases 3 and 4)

Location map for the Gordon Dean Avenue Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Phases 3 and 4), and Block 1 and 2 Servicing Strategies

Gordon Dean Avenue

In 2011, the City of Hamilton completed Phase 1 and 2 of the Class EA for Fruitland Road. At that time, the recommendation was that trucks use a new road, travelling north-south, east of the existing Fruitland Road between Highway 8 and Barton Street. Phase 3 of the assessment has now been completed, and alternative designs as well as the recommended preferred design will be reviewed.

Block 1, 2 & 3 Servicing Strategies

Block Servicing Strategies 1 and 2, are within the areas outlined by the Fruitland-Winona Secondary Plan (PDF, 537 KB) and include the layout of stormwater ponds, water and wastewater services and local road networks, within the updated natural heritage constraints. Block 2 Servicing Strategy is being conducted by the City of Hamilton.

Learn more about the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process. While the Block Servicing Strategies follow the Class EA public consultation process; this process does not include a public appeal option.

Gordon Dean Avenue Draft Report

Staff Report to Council

Block 3 Final Report

Staff Report to Council

  • April 7, 2020: Staff Report to Planning Committee

Block 2 Final Report

Council Report

Public consultation is an important part of the Class EA process and Block Servicing Strategies. 

Public Information Centre for Gordon Dean Avenue
Held October 17, 2019
Presented study background, summary of completed technical studies, road design alternatives evaluation and preliminary recommended design. The Fruitland-Winona Development Group and our Consultants were available to answer questions. Display panels (PDF, 9 MB)

Public Information Centre #2 for Blocks 1 & 2, Public Information Centre #1 for Block 3
Held June 8, 2017
Review the Block Servicing Draft Concept Plans.
Comment sheet (PDF, 76 KB)

Public Information Centre #1 for Blocks 1 & 2, Gordeon Dean Ave
Held April 4, 2017
Review the review the studies and Class EA design alternatives, and Block Servicing Draft Concept Plans. 
Comment sheet (DOC, 91 KB)

Contact us

To share your concerns, find out more or be added to the study mailing list, contact:

Block 2
Margaret Fazio
City of Hamilton
71 Main Street West, 6th Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.2218
Email: [email protected]

Block 1 and Gordon Dean Class EA
Mir Ahsan Talpur
Environmental Planner
Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
3450 Harvester Rd, Suite 100, Burlington
Email: [email protected]

Block 3
Rob Merwin
Urbantech West
2030 Bristol Circle, Suite 201,Oakville
Phone: 905-829-8818 ext.102
Email: [email protected]