The Regional Municipality Of York


Public Notice

16th Avenue

Notice of Completion

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study of 16th Avenue from Woodbine Avenue to York/Durham Line in the City of Markham

The Regional Municipality of York has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for improvements to 16th Avenue to accommodate the current and future transportation needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists. The study, referred to as “Study B,” is located in the City of Markham from Woodbine Avenue to York/Durham Line.

Graphic map showing study area B on 16th Avenue. For a detailed description of this map please call 1 877 464 9675 extension 75889.

The EA Study for “Study A,” which extends from Yonge Street to Woodbine Avenue, was completed in 2018. The Environmental Study Report for “Study A” can be viewed at the 16th Avenue Project page.

The recommendations identified in the 16th Avenue EA for “Study B” include:

  • Widening to six lanes from Woodbine Avenue to McCowan Road to accommodate transit and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes
  • Adding continuous cycling and pedestrian facilities and streetscaping from Woodbine Avenue to Donald Cousens Parkway
  • Constructing paved shoulders from Donald Cousens Parkway to York/Durham Line

York Region has prepared an Environmental Study Report (ESR) documenting the study process, consultation efforts and recommended plan. This Notice of Completion places the ESR on public record for public review, starting December 19, 2019. The ESR can be downloaded the 16th Avenue Project page and is also available at the following locations from December 19, 2019 to February 3, 2020 during normal business hours:

The City of Markham
Clerk’s Department
101 Town Centre Boulevard
Markham, ON  L3R 9W3

Unionville Library
15 Library Lane
Unionville, ON  L3R 5C4

Markham Village Library
6031 Highway 7
Markham, ON  L3P 3A7

The Regional Municipality of York
Reginal Clerk
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, ON  L3Y 6Z1

We invite you to read the report and direct written comments to:

Colin Wong, P. Eng.
Project Manager,
Transportation Services
The Regional Municipality of York
17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket , ON L3Y 6Z1
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 76119
Fax: 905-836-4590

If concerns cannot be resolved through discussions with York Region, a person may request the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to issue a Part II Order for this project.

A Part II Order Request Form can be downloaded at The Part II Order request must be received by the Minister at the address below no later than February 3, 2020:

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
77 Wellesley Street West
Ferguson Block, 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5

Copies of any Part II Order request must also be sent to:

Director, Environmental Approvals and Permissions Branch
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5


The Regional Municipality of York
Regional Clerk
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, ON  L3Y 6Z1

This study is being conducted in accordance with Schedule ‘C’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015). Personal information submitted (e.g. name, address, phone number) is collected, maintained and disclosed under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and the Municipal 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.
Accessible formats of materials are available upon request. This notice was issued on December 19, 2019.

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