Master Plans & Class EAs

Hamilton Transit Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility Design

Notice of Completion & Public Review Period

The City of Hamilton has completed an Environmental Project Report in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08 for the Hamilton Transit Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF). The purpose of the MSF is to increase maintenance and storage capacity for existing and new buses which are required to enhance transit service in Hamilton. The facility will include a staff parking structure, administrative offices, a maintenance garage, and indoor bus storage.

The Environmental Project Report (EPR) documents the assessment of the environmental impacts of the project and provides a foundation for the City to move forward with the project, subject to Council direction and funding.

Public review

The EPR is now available for a 30-day review period from Friday, January 3, 2020 to Sunday, February 2, 2020.

Prefer to review in person? You can visit any of these locations to review a hard copy of the EA:

  • Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
    • Environmental Approvals Branch, 135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor, Toronto, Ontario
    • West Central Region, Ellen Fairclough Building, 119 King Street West, 12th Floor, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Hamilton City Hall, Information Desk, 71 Main Street West, 1st Floor, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Norman Pinky Lewis Recreation Centre, 192 Wentworth Street North, Hamilton, Ontario

Submit your comments

Interested persons are encouraged to review this document and provide comments by February 2, 2020 to the project contacts. For further information on the proposed transit project, or if you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this project, please contact:

Shaba Shringi
Project Manager, Public Works
City of Hamilton
28 James Street North
Hamilton, Ontario L8R 2K1
Phone 905-546-2424 ext. 3142
Email: [email protected]

Eric Czerniak
Consultant Project Manager
IBI Group
175 Galaxy Blvd #100
Toronto, ON M9W 0C9
Phone 905-546-1010 ext. 65476
Email: [email protected]

There are circumstances where the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks has the authority to require further consideration of the transit project, or impose conditions on it. These include if the Minister is of the opinion that:

  • The transit project may have a negative impact on a matter of provincial importance that relates to the natural environment or has cultural heritage value or interest; or,
  • The transit project may have a negative impact on a constitutionally protected Aboriginal or treaty right.

Before exercising the authority referred to above, the Minister is required to consider any written objections to the transit project that they may receive within 30 days after the Notice of Completion of the Environmental Project Report is first published.

If you have discussed your issues with the proponent and you object to the project, you can provide a written submission to the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks no later than February 2, 2020 to the address provided below. All submissions must clearly indicate that an objection is being submitted and describe any negative impacts to matters of provincial importance (natural/cultural environment) or Aboriginal rights.

Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Environmental Assessment and Permissions Branch
Attention: Ayana Aden, Project Office
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5
Tel: 416-314-8001 / 1-800-461-6290
Fax: 416-314-8452
Email: [email protected]

If not already provided, a copy of the objection will be forwarded to the proponent by the ministry.

All personal information included in a submission – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, maintained and disclosed by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for the purpose of transparency and consultation. The information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act or is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public as described in section 37 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential. For more information, please contact the Project Officer or the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Park’s Freedom of Information and Privacy Coordinator at 416-327-1434.

 

The City of Hamilton has retained IBI Group to undertake the study and design of a new bus maintenance and storage facility (MSF) for use by Hamilton Transit (HSR) on Birch Avenue. The purpose of the project is to increase maintenance and storage capacity for existing and new buses which are required to improve transit service across Hamilton. The facility will include a storage area, a maintenance garage, administrative offices, and staff parking.

The new facility will support mobility goals and objectives set-out in the City-Wide Transportation Master Plan (2018), Ten Year Local Transit Strategy (2015), and Rapid Ready Plan (2013).

Study status: Active. Notice of Completion issued on January 3, 2020.

How the project is implemented: The project is currently in the pre-planning phase of the TPAP process. The design work and environmental assessment are jointly funded by the City of Hamilton and Phase 1 of the Government of Canada’s Public Transit Investment Fund (PTIF).

Classification: Transit Project Assessment Process

Location map of Hamilton Transit Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility Design

Public Consultation Centre #2
Held October 1, 2019
Presented information on the project design, existing/future environmental conditions/impacts, mitigation and monitoring measures.
Display panels (PDF, 7 MB) |  PCC 2 Summary (PDF, 9 MB)

Public Consultation Centre #1
Held March 26, 2019
Presented information on the study, emerging findings and potential site concepts for the new bus maintenance and storage facility.
Display panels (PDF, 7 MB) | PCC 1 Summary (PDF, 7 MB)

Contact us

Shaba Shringi
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 3142
Email: [email protected]