Notice of Study Commencement
Hunt Street and Finley Avenue Improvements
Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class
Environmental Assessment Study
September 24, 2014

The Town of Ajax has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to review and recommend road network improvements related to Hunt Street and Finley Avenue, in the Town of Ajax. The study builds on the findings of the Town’s Transportation Master Plan Update completed in February 2013, which identified the need to:

  • Extend Hunt Street from MacKenzie Avenue to Westney Road, and
  • Extend Finley Avenue from Bayly Street to Frankcom Street.

In addition the study will also review options to:

  • Eliminate the jog at Dowty Street/ Hunt Street and Hunt Street/ MacKenzie Avenue intersections.

The subject area is bounded to the west by Westney Road, to the south by Bayly Street, to the east by Monarch Avenue/ Dowty Road and the north by Fairall Street (see Figure 1).  The intention is to identify vehicle and pedestrian facilities to improve traffic flow and provide connections for pedestrians and cyclists.

This study is being undertaken as a Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class EA (October 2000, as amended in 2007 and 2011), which is an approved process under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.  Consultation is a key element of the Class EA process and input will be sought from review agencies and stakeholders throughout this study. Two Public Information Centres (PICs) will be held to provide updates on the study and to seek input on the presented material.  Information related to the dates and times of these PICs will be issued to those on the project contact list, as well as posted on the Town website.   

Interested persons are encouraged to bring issues and concerns to the attention of the Town at any time during this process.  At the conclusion of the study, the process followed will be documented in an Environmental Study Report (ESR) and will be made available for stakeholder comment.

If you require further information, would like to be added to the project mailing list, or if you have a comment related to this study, please contact one of the project managers noted below:

Carol Coleman, P. Eng.
Manager of Engineering, Capital Projects
Town of Ajax
65 Harwood Avenue South
Ajax, ON  L1S 2H9
Tel.:  905-619-2529 ext. 3202

Paul Turner, P.Eng.
Project Manager
GHD Inc.
110 Scotia Court
Whitby, ON L1N 8Y7
Tel: 905-429-5019

With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become part of the public record, in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act