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CANADIAN PUBLIC INFORMATION OPEN HOUSE (PIOH) MEETINGS

Initial Construction for the Windsor Essex Parkway - Open House July 23, 2009

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation MTO is proceeding with the design of two bridges as well as noise mitigation along the easterly end of the Windsor-Essex Parkway from Howard Avenue to North Talbot Road. Construction work iis dependent on environmental assessment approvals from Ontario and Canada.

To view the newspaper advertisement for this meeting, click [English] [French]

To view/download the display material from this meeting, please click on the links below:

Presentation Boards Handout Package [4.6MB]
Recommended Plan [2.3 MB]

Public Handout Package Contents:

Information Kit Introduction [67KB]
The Environmental Study Process – Where we are now? [46KB]
Initial Construction [169KB]
Noise Barriers and Berms [52KB]
Mitigation of Environmental Effects During Initial Construction [51KB]
Property Acquisition [43KB]


PIOH #7 NOVEMBER 24 & 25, 2008

To view/download the display material from these meetings, please click on the links below:

To view the newspaper advertisement for this meeting, click here.

Presentation Boards Handout Package [30 MB]
Recommended Plan [20 MB]

PIOH7 Summary Report with Appendices [30 MB]
PIOH7 Summary Report without Appendices [139 KB]

Public Handout Package Contents:

Information Kit Introduction
Benefits of The Windsor-Essex Parkway
The Environmental Study Process
What has changed?
Air Quality
Human Health Risk Assessment
Noise
Governance
Property Acquisition - What you should know
Experts

PIOH #6 JUNE 18 & 19 2008

To view/download the display material from these meetings, please click on the links below:

News Release & Backgrounder [English / French]

Presentation Boards Handout Package [3 MB]

Plaza/Crossing Rendering Video

PIOH6 Summary Report with Appendices [4 MB]
PIOH6 Summary Report without Appendices [103 KB]

Public Handout Package Contents:

Information Kit Introduction
The Environmental Study Process
Seven Evaluation Factors
Property Acquisition
Expertise
The Windsor-Essex Parkway
Plaza and Crossing Alternatives
Why Not GreenLink
Air Quality
Technically & Environmentally Preferred Alternative
CD images
Suspension Bridge image
Cable-Stayed Bridge image

Additional air quality information was communicated to the Windsor-Essex region through media interviews and an Opinion/Editorial by SENES Consulting (click here to view this document). This information has been posted to this web site. Technical reports continue to be added to the Canadian Reports section of the website.

PIOH #5 – August 2007

To view/download the PIOH5 Summary Report, please click on a link below:
Summary Report without Appendices [119 KB]
Summary Report with Appendices [22.5 MB]

To view/download the display material and handout package for these meetings, please click on the links below:

Presentation Boards Handout Package [10.3MB]

Individual Package Contents:

Questions & Answers
Parkway Plates
Parkway Sketches
01_Information Kit Introduction
02_The Environmental Study Process
03_Analysis of 7 Evaluation Factors – Practical Alternatives
04_Analysis of 7 Evaluation Factors – Plaza and Crossing Alternatives
05_Changes to Air Quality
06_Improvements to Regional Mobility
07_Protection of Community & Neighbourhood Characteristics – Noise Impact Assessment
08_Context Sensitive Solutions
09_Property Acquisition
10_The Parkway – A New Option
11_Expertise
Ambient Air Monitoring
Consistency with Existing & Planned Land Use
Cost & Constructability – Construction Staging of Access Road Alternatives
Cost & Constructability – Foundations Investigations
Cost & Constructability
Protection of Community & Neighbourhood Characteristics – Economic Impact Assessment
Protection of Community & Neighbourhood Characteristics – Social Impact Assessment
Protection of Community & Neighbourhood Characteristics – Vibration Impact Assessment
Protection of Cultural Resources – Archaeology
Protection of Cultural Resources – Built Heritage Features Impact Assessment
Protection of the Natural Environment – Natural Heritage Investigation
Tunnelling


PIOH #4 December 2006– December 6 & 7, 2006

To view/download the handouts for this meeting, please click on the links below:

To view/download a copy of the display board handout package, please click here.

To view/download the PIOH4 Summary Report, please click here.

Full Handout Package [3.76MB]

Package Contents:
Facts at a Glance
Plaza-Crossing Summaries
Access Road Summary Table
The Environmental Study Process
The Seven Evaluation Factors
Changes to Air Quality
Protection of Community and Neighbourhood Characteristics: Noise Impact Assessment
Protection of Community and Neighbourhood Characteristics: Social Impact Assessment
Protection of Community and Neighbourhood Characteristics: Economic Impact Assessment
Consistency with Existing and Planned Land Use
Protection of Cultural Resources: Built Heritage Features Impact Assessment
Protection of Cultural Resources: Archaeological Assessment
Protection of Cultural Resources: Natural Heritage Features Impact Assessment
Improvements to Regional Mobility
Cost and Constructability
Property Acquisition
Tunneling Types
Ambient Air Monitoring
Air Dispersion Modelling
Construction Staging of Access Road Alternatives
Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Accidents and Malfunctions
Ojibway Prairie Complex
Foundations Investigations
Context Sensitive Solutions

To view the videos shown at the PIOH meetings, please click on a link below: (To Download files right-click and select "Save Target As")
- Practical Alternative Access Road 1A [play video in new window] [download file without viewing]
- Practical Alternative Access Road 1B [play video in new window] [download file without viewing]
- Practical Alternative Access Road 2A [play video in new window] [download file without viewing]
- Practical Alternative Access Road 2B [play video in new window] [download file without viewing]
- Practical Alternative Access Road 3 [play video in new window] [download file without viewing]

PIOH #3 Spring 2006 – March 28 & 30, 2006
Click on the links below to view documents related to these meetings:

PIOH #2 Fall 2005 – November 29 & 30, December 1 2005
Click on the links below to view documents related to these meetings:

PIOH #1 Spring 2005 – June 21, 22 & 28, 2005
Click on the links below to view documents related to these meetings:

CANADIAN PUBLIC / COMMUNITY MEETINGS

November 10, 2008 - Trillium Court Residents [Presentation]

October 15, 2008 - Spring Garden Residents [ Presentation - download high resolution (16 MB) or low resolution (455 KB) ]
These slides were presented at a meeting with residents of the Spring Garden area on October 15, 2008. Included in this slide deck is a proposed refinement to the Windsor-Essex Parkway, between Huron Church Road and Ojibway Parkway.

November 14, 2006 – Bellewood Public School [Presentation]

October 23, 2006
– Windsor Rotary Club [Presentation]

August 8, 2006
– Greater Essex County District School Board, Board of Trustees [Presentation]

July 26, 2006
– Huron Church Businesses [Presentation]

June 1, 2006
– Border/Infrastructure Conference held by Windsor Proud Residents & Businesses [DRIC Handout]

May 30, 2006 – School Council Representatives [Presentation]

May 10, 2006 – Armanda Street Residents[Presentation]

April 18, 2006 – Talbot Road Residents [Presentation]

April 10, 2006 – Oakwood Parents’ Councils [Presentation]

February 21, 2006 – Public Meeting: residents & business owners in Talbot Road/Huron Church/E.C. Row Expressway West Corridors [Presentation] [FAQ] [Proposed Evaluation Factors & Performance Measures] [Area of Continued Analysis Map] [Next Steps]

CANADIAN PUBLIC WORKSHOPS & BUS TOURS

July 23, 2008 – Plaza & Crossing Community Workshop

July 24, 2008 – Windsor-Essex Parkway Community Workshop [News Ad English] [News Ad French] [Handout Booklet] [Presentation Slides]
August 22 & 23, 2007 - [Workshop Summary Document]

January 9 & 10, 2007- [Workshop Notes]
November 2 (Detroit) & 15 (Windsor), 2006 - Aesthetics of Potential Bridge Types

October 2 & 3, 2006 - Design Elements for Access Road & Plaza Alternatives [Canadian Context Sensitive Solutions Plazas & Routes Workbook]
June 23 & 24, 2006 - [Canadian Public Workshop Workbook] [Canadian Public Workshop Session Summary]
June 26, 2006 - U.S. Highway Enhancement Bus Tour [Canadian Bus Tour Booklet]
April 11 & 12, 2006 - Workshop Sessions
April 11 Access Roads Workshop [Presentation] [Q&A]
April 12 Plazas & Crossings Workshop [Presentation]

January 25 & 26 and February 7 & 9, 2006 - Workshop Sessions
January 25 & February 9 Practical Crossing & Plaza Alternatives Workshop [Presentation]
January 26 & February 7 Practical Connecting Route Alternatives Workshop [Presentation]

July 14 & 20, 2006 - Workshop Sessions Presentation

QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS

Wednesday February 1, 2006

COUNCIL PRESENTATIONS 2008

ADVISORY GROUP MEETINGS
Meetings with the DRIC Advisory Groups are being held throughout the project. The DRIC Advisory Groups include:

Canadian Agency Advisory Group (CANAAG)
Community Consultation Group (CCG) *please note all CCG material is posted in the CCG section below
Crossing Owners/Operators/Proponents (COOP) Advisory Group
First Nations
Municipal Advisory Group (MAG)
Private Sector Advisory Group (PSAG)
Schools Advisory Group (SAG)
Please click on the links below to view the presentations shown at the various Advisory Group meetings.

CANADIAN COMMUNITY CONSULTATION GROUP (CCG) MEETINGS
The role of the CCG is to assist the Project Team by providing information and input relative to community interests in the Windsor/Essex County area at key points in the study. CCG meetings have been held as follows:

CANADIAN INITIAL PUBLIC OUTREACH (IPO) MEETINGS

Initial Public Outreach meetings were held on April 5 & 6, 2005 as informal drop-in sessions with displays showing information on study activities, issues, important community features and criteria to be considered in the development of alternatives.  Click to view [Display Boards] and [Video Presentation].

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