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Red Cedar / Cedar Avenue



Notice of Completion

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study
From Langstaff Road East to High Tech Road
In the City of Richmond Hill and the City of Markham

The Regional Municipality of York (York Region) has completed a Schedule ‘C’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the extension of Red Cedar/Cedar Avenue from Langstaff Road East to High Tech Road in the City of Richmond Hill and the City of Markham. The study builds upon York Region’s 2016 Transportation Master Plan Update, which identified a new road linking the Langstaff Gateway and Richmond Hill Centre communities by connecting Red Cedar Avenue to Cedar Avenue to support the planned growth in these areas.

Graphic map of Red Cedar / Cedar Avenue EA Study area. for a detailed description contact 1 877 464 9675 extension 75226

The Red Cedar/Cedar Avenue EA study recommends the following improvements to address the current and future transportation needs of pedestrians, cyclists, transit users and motorists:

  • Connecting Red Cedar / Cedar Avenue with a two-lane road (one lane in each direction) and a centre turn lane
  • Constructing off-road cycle tracks on both sides of the street
  • Constructing sidewalks on both sides of the street
  • Installing traffic signals at Langstaff Road East and High Tech Road
  • Incorporating streetscaping

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 a 45-day public review period beginning Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The ESR can be downloaded for review at the Cedar / Red Cedar EA Project page.


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

The Regional Municipality of York
Dan Foong
Project Manager
Capital Planning and Delivery
Transportation Services
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
Email: dan.foong@york.ca
1-877-464-9675 ext. 75226

All comments are to be submitted no later than Friday, October 23, 2020.

If there are any outstanding concerns regarding potential adverse impacts to constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights, a person may request the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks to issue a Part II Order on those matters for this project. The Part II Order request must be provided in writing and received by the Minister at the address below nolater than Friday, October 23, 2020.

Minister Jeff Yurek
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON, M7A 2J3
Email: Minister.mecp@ontario.ca

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

Director, Environmental Assessment Branch
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5
Email: EABDirector@ontario.ca

And

The Regional Municipality of York
Regional Clerk
17250 Yonge Street
Newmarket, ON L3Y 6Z1
Email: regionalclerk@york.ca

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 Thursday, September 3, 2020.


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