Tell us how you would improve Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road
York Region is making improvements to Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road from Major Mackenzie Drive to Elgin Mills Road in the City of Markham. A Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study has been completed for the proposed improvements to Warden Avenue.
The study reviewed the growth within the Markham Future Urban Area (FUA) and identified infrastructure improvements to accommodate the future transportation needs of this area as part of the Regional road network. The recommended improvements include widening Warden Avenue to four lanes with a narrow-marked median and adding a boulevard to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists.
York Region has prepared an Environmental Study Report (ESR) documenting the study process, consultation efforts and the recommended plan. While the ESR public review period ended on Saturday, November 11, 2023, the report is available for reading below.
Appendix A – Project Contact List and Notices
Appendix B – Indigenous Community Correspondence
Appendix C – Online Open House Summary Reports (Part 1)
Appendix C – Online Open House Summary Reports (Part 2)
Appendix D – Technical and Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings
Appendix E – Agency Developer Public Correspondence (Part 1)
Appendix E – Agency Developer Public Correspondence (Part 2)
Appendix F – Transportation Systems Technical Report 1 and 2
Appendix G – Natural Environment Report and Memo
Appendix H – Cultural Heritage Report Existing Conditions
Appendix I – Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment Report
Appendix J – Subsurface Utility Engineering Investigation Report Appendix K – Storm Drainage and Low Impact Development Review Memorandum
Appendix K - Storm Drainage and Low Impact Development Review Memorandum
Appendix L – Hydrogeological Existing Conditions Review Report (Part 1)
Appendix L – Hydrogeological Existing Conditions Review Report (Part 2)
Appendix M – Geomorphic Assessment Report
Appendix N – Geotechnical Investigation Report
Appendix O – Structural Condition Memorandum
Appendix P – Evaluation of Alternative Design Concepts and Low-Impact Development Options
Appendix Q – Stormwater Management Assessment Report (Part 1)
Appendix Q – Stormwater Management Assessment Report (Part 2)
Appendix R – Hydrogeological Assessment Report (Part 1)
Appendix R – Hydrogeological Assessment Report (Part 2)
Appendix S – Air Quality Impact Assessment Report
Appendix T – Noise Impact Assessment Report
Appendix U – Contamination Overview Study Report (Part 1)
Appendix U – Contamination Overview Study Report (Part 2)
Appendix V – Transportation Systems Technical Report 3
About the Project
York Region initiated Environmental Assessment (EA) Studies for improvements to Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road between Major Mackenzie Drive and Elgin Mills Road in the City of Markham.
These studies build on the recommendations from York Region’s 2016 Transportation Master Plan.
In the Environmental Assessment Act, environmental assessment is a planning and decision-making process used to promote environmentally responsible decision-making and ensures interested individuals have an opportunity to comment on projects that may affect them.
Included in this assessment is mandatory public and stakeholder consultation in accordance with consultation principles set out in the Code of Practice. Public consultation protects the public interest and helps ensure concerns are identified early in the process and addressed where possible before construction begins.
The public and interested parties will have the opportunity to find out more about the project, proposed improvements and provide input and feedback through two Open Houses and throughout the study period. Input opportunities were communicated through advertisements in local publications, road signs, York Region’s Facebook and Twitter channels and on this web page, york.ca/WardenKennedyStudy
Individuals interested in receiving updates about the project via email can request to be added to the project mailing list.
Input opportunities are now complete and comments, concerns and feedback have been included in the final Environmental Study Report, which is available above. The study is now deemed complete.
This study is being undertaken according to requirements of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Personal information submitted (e.g. name, address and phone number) is collected, maintained and disclosed under the authority of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for transparency and consultation purposes. Personal information you submit will become part of the public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.
What this means for you
Public consultation is an important part of the Environmental Assessment Study process and York Region welcomes resident and stakeholder feedback throughout the study. This is an opportunity for local area residents, stakeholders and interested parties to provide input on how Warden Avenue and Kennedy Road should be improved to better meet the transportation needs of the community now and into the future.
Input and feedback collected through surveys, open houses and direct communications throughout the study period will be reviewed, considered and incorporated in the final design of the project where possible.
The Environmental Study Reports (ESR), outlines the process of the study and includes all feedback received, is posted on this page and the study is considered complete.
- Notice of Completion
- Online Open House #2 summary report
- Online Open House #2 video
- Online Open House #2 materials
- Notice of Online Open House #2
- Online Open House #1 summary report
- Online Open House #1 video
- Online Open House #1 materials
- Notice of Online Open House #1