More than energy

At Enbridge Gas Distribution we are proud to have been delivering safe, reliable gas to Canadians for over 165 years. We firmly believe our commitment to the communities in which we operate goes deeper.

Corporate social responsibility

We are proud to support the communities we serve and keep safety and corporate social responsibility policies our top priority. At Enbridge Gas, we strive to:

  • Build lasting relationships with our stakeholders.
  • Act ethically and responsibly.
  • Support the needs of communities, our investors, governments, and our employees.

Our commitment and approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is summarized in our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy, Climate Change Policy, and Aboriginal and Native American policy. Learn more.

Donations and sponsorships

Through donations and sponsorship, we proudly support organizations to help create vibrant and stronger communities. If you are a registered charity and would like to request financial support from Enbridge Gas, send a request through our online application form.

Community events

Enbridge Gas supports leading organizations that assist people in need and make communities a better place to live. We support more than 300 festivals and community events and, since 1987, our community events team has participated in more than 20,000 events. To apply to have Enbridge’s Community Event Services at your next event, fill out our online request form.

Accessibility

We are committed to increasing accessibility for persons with disabilities in the areas of information and communication, and employment for a barrier free workplace.

Enbridge Gas Distribution has an Integrated Accessibility Standards policy and a Multi-Year Accessibility which outlines the overall strategy of how we will meet accessibility standards. 

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News

Read the news releases for Enbridge Gas.


Direct media inquiries to 1-855-884-5112  or enbridgegasmedia@enbridge.com.

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Environmental commitment

We’re working to source energy that is good for you and for the environment.

Regulatory

Enbridge Gas is a regulated company through the Ontario Energy Board and National Energy Board. You can view all of our rate case information and evidence — as well as the evidence we filed in other regulatory proceedings.


Niagara Gas Transmission Limited (NGTL) and 2193914 Canada Limited, are wholly owned subsidiaries of Enbridge Inc. and operated in the province of Ontario, by Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. Pipelines owned by NGTL and 2193914 Canada Limited are regulated by the National Energy Board (NEB).

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Emergency management program and procedures

The safety of our customers, the public and our employees is always our priority. 

  • Read the Emergency Procedures Manual to understand more about the high level procedures and systems Enbridge has in place for handling significant emergencies.
  • Read the Enbridge Emergency Management Program Manual to understand the Management Program used by Enbridge to ensure we effectively manage emergencies that could adversely affect property, the environment or the safety of workers or the public.
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Abandonment funding update

In 2007, the NEB established the Land Matters Consultation Initiative, which addressed abandonment issues relating to NEB regulated pipelines.  To ensure that there are sufficient funds available to abandon pipelines in the future, the NEB determined that companies are required to collect funds and have a mechanism in place to protect those funds.  Enbridge companies such as Niagara Gas Transmission Limited and 2193914 Canada Limited proposed that abandonment funding amounts be collected through tolls and then placed in to a trust that can only be accessed for purposes related to pipeline abandonment.  These proposals were both accepted by the NEB and Niagara and 2193914 have been accumulating abandonment funds since January 2015.  The funds are placed in trust with CIBC Trust Corporation and each year, the companies provide the NEB with financial information with respect to the trust.  Information respecting abandonment funds for Niagara and 2193914 is available on the NEB’s website at the links provided below.

If you have any questions or concerns with respect to pipeline abandonment funding, contact us at 1-855-884-5112 or by email at NGTL@enbridge.com or 2193914canadalimited@enbridge.com.

Statement of investment  policies and procedures

As Canada’s largest natural gas distribution company, Enbridge Gas Distribution ("Enbridge") has been providing natural gas services in a safe and reliable manner for more than 165 years, and currently provides service to over two million homes and businesses.

These conditions of service describe in summary form Enbridge’s operating practices and policies, and are provided as part of our commitment to providing our customers with safe and reliable gas services. 

We reserve the right to modify the contents of the Conditions of Service at any time. These Conditions of Service are meant as guidelines and do not supersede any terms and conditions agreed to in our contracts for gas supply with you.

Natural gas is primarily composed of methane, but also contains ethane, propane and heavier hydrocarbons. It also contains small amounts of nitrogen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulphide and trace amounts of water.

Monthly average chemical compositions of natural gas


Natural Gas Composition and High Heat Value Data
 
The following 2017 data can be used for calculation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Ontario: Typical Gas HHV [Enbridge Gas service area]

Jan-Jun 2017

Jul-Dec 2017

Natural gas HHV

(GJ/standard* m3)

0.0385

0.0383

Ontario: Typical Gas Composition [Enbridge Gas service area]

   

methane

mole %

94.65

95.43

ethane

mole %

3.79

3.20

propane

mole %

0.20

0.13

butane

mole %

0.03

0.01

pentanes

mole %

0.00

0.00

hexanes+

mole %

0.00

0.00

nitrogen

mole %

0.85

0.76

carbon dioxide

mole %

0.48

0.47

oxygen

mole %

0.00

0.00

hydrogen

mole %

0.00

0.00

Total

mole %

100.00

100.00


View the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change Confirmation Letter.

Learn more about the physical properties of natural gas, download our Safety Data Sheet for Natural Gas. Fiche de données de sécurité gaz naturel.

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Projects

The demand for natural gas is growing steadily across Ontario. We have a number of construction projects that will help reinforce our distribution system.

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (“Enbridge”) is proposing to build up to 3.6 km of nominal pipe size (“NPS”) 12 inch natural gas pipeline in North York (the “Project”). The Project is a reinforcement pipeline and as such will allow Enbridge to continue providing gas distribution service to customers in the area and meet gas demand stemming from customer growth in the area.

The Preliminary Preferred Route is comprised of approximately 3.2 km of nominal pipe size (“NPS”) 12 inch high pressure steel gas pipeline, and will originate at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Bathurst Street. From there it will travel south on Bathurst Street to its termination point approximately 150 m south of Ellerslie Avenue. A new district station will be installed at the termination point, and will connect the pipeline to existing Enbridge pipeline with approximately 20 m of NPS 8 inch steel intermediate pressure pipeline. The proposed gas pipeline route will be located mainly within the municipal rights-of-way (ROW).

The alternative route is comprised of approximately 3.6 km of nominal pipe size (“NPS”) 12 inch high pressure steel gas pipeline, and will originate at the intersection of Steeles Avenue West and Village Gate where it will connect to an existing Enbridge pipeline. From there it will travel south on Village Gate to Greenwin Village Road where it will turn east and travel to Chelmsford Avenue. At Chelmsford Avenue the pipeline will turn south and travel to Drewery Avenue, where it will turn east and travel to Grantbrook Street. At Grantbrook Street the pipeline will turn south and travel to Finch Avenue West, where it will turn east and travel to Senlac Road. At Senlac Road the pipeline will turn south and travel to the intersection of Senlac Road and Betty Ann Drive where it will tie-in to an existing Enbridge pipeline. A new district station will be installed at the intersection of Senlac Road and Betty Ann Drive, and will connect to existing Enbridge pipeline with approximately 20 m of NPS 8 inch steel intermediate pressure pipeline. The proposed route will be located mainly within the municipal ROW.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found at the OEB website, reference Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for the Project are presented below:

Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location. Fall 2017 January 2018
Route Selection

Dillon Consulting(Dillon) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas.
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
January-March 2018 March 2018
Public Consultation Dillon conducts a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:

1. Meetings and correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders

March-April 2018

2. Open House Notice - Public Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

Notification letter: March 15, 2018 Newspaper: March 15, 2018 March 22 2018
3. Open House Meeting - Present study area presentation boards  and preliminary proposed pipeline route. March 27, 2018
4. Receive input from the public and stakeholders March 15- April 27 2018,
Preparation of Environmental Report Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations. June 2018
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC") Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC. The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts. June 2018
OEB Leave To Construct Application Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB. July 2018
Notice of Application OEB issues the Notice of Application. January 2019 January 2019

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, the public and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process.

The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, and presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residence is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB as well as during construction, landowners are advised of a project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time period are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - First Public Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement  for the proposed Bathurst Reinforcement Pipeline Project was published in the North York Mirror on March 15, 2018 and March 22, 2018

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on March 27, 2018.

In accordance with the OEB's Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th edition 2016,  Enbridge has retained the services of Dillon Consulting an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the updated Environmental Report (33MB)

If you have general questions about the Bathurst Reinforcement Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Greg Asmussen
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
905-927-3324
905-927-3293
greg.asmussen@enbridge.com

Other contact:

Brandon Fox
Project Manager
Dillon Consulting Limited
130 Dufferin Avenue, Suite 1400 London, ON N6A 5R2
(519) 438-1288 ext. 1307
bathurstEA@dillon.ca

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (“Enbridge”) is proposing to construct approximately 1.2 km of natural gas pipeline within Liberty Village. The Project will serve to supply gas to additional development, and reinforce the existing gas infrastructure to support future growth in the community.

Amended Preferred Route

The amended Preferred Route for the new gas pipeline consists of two sections having a total length of 1.2 km.  Section 1 of the new pipeline consists of 900 m of 8-inch Intermediate Pressure steel pipe beginning at King Street West and Jefferson Avenue. It extends eastwards along King Street before being directed south onto Atlantic Avenue where it then continues east along Snooker Street. It turns south onto Hanna Avenue and continues toward East Liberty Street. Finally, it continues eastwards along East Liberty Street and connects with an existing gas main at Pirandello Street.

Section 2 of the new pipeline consists of two individual segments of pipe. The first segment included in the original Preferred Route, is 200 m of 6-inch Intermediate Pressure polyethylene pipe beginning at Strachan Avenue and Ordnance Street, continuing east, before heading south where it ends. The second segment, identified as the Amendment to the Preferred Route is 85 m of 4-inch Intermediate Pressure polyethylene pipe beginning on Western Battery Road and connecting to an existing gas main at the intersection of Western Battery Road and East Liberty Street.

The proposed natural gas pipeline will be located mainly within the municipal rights-of-way (ROW).

Liberty Village

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).  Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety.  Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB.   The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project.  The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found at the OEB website, reference - Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 7th ed. 2016

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below.

Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Selection of Study Area Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand.  System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location. Throughout 2017 December 2017
Route Selection GHD Consulting (GHD) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process:
  1. Confirm study areas.
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
December - February 2018
Public Consultation GHD conducts a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process as follows:
1. Meetings and correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, and other key stakeholders January - March 2018
2. Open House Notice -  Notice of Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

Notification letter:

Week of February 19, 2018
Newspaper (Toronto Metro):
February 14, 2018 and February 28, 2018

3. Open House Meeting - Present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route. March 7, 2018
4. Receive input from the public and stakeholders. February - March, 2018
Preparation of Environmental Report Prepare the Environmental Report based on collected data, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations. March - April 2018
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC") Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC. 
The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.
April 2018 April 6, 2018
  Amendment to Environmental Report June 2018
June 13, 2018
OEB Leave-to-Construct Application Enbridge to file a Leave-to-Construct Application with the OEB. April 2018 April 6, 2018

June 14, 2018 updated
Notice of Application OEB issues the Notice of Application. August 2018

For new construction projects, the collective input from government agencies, municipalities, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, the public and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process.

The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, and presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process.  Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB as well as during construction, landowners are advised of a project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time period are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - First Public Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Liberty Village Pipeline Project was published in the Toronto Metro on the following days:

February 14, 2018

February 28, 2018

Public Open House

Stakeholder consultation is an important part of this study. Members of the public, regulatory agencies, Indigenous communities and other stakeholders were invited to attend the Public Open House to review the project and provide comments. Details are provided below:

Liberty Grace Church
(25 Liberty St. E, Toronto)
Date: Wednesday, March 7 
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, please view the presentation boards prepared for the open house.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016”, Enbridge has retained the services of GHD Consulting an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment.  The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report

Read the amended environmental report.

On April 6, 2018, Enbridge filed the application and evidence for the proposed Liberty Village Pipeline project with the Ontario Energy Board.

A- General
A-1-1 – Exhibit List updated 20180614
A-2-1 Application updated 20180716
A-2-2 OPCC Distribution List
A-2-3 List of Interested Parties

B – Purpose, Need, Proposed Facilities and Timing
B-1-1 Purpose, Need,  Proposed Facilties, and Timing updated 20180614
B-1-1 Attachment 1 – Map of Preferred Route updated 20180716
B-1-1 Attachments 2 – Letters of Support
B-1-1 Attachments 3 – Letters of Support 
B-1-1 Attachments 4 – Letters of Support

C- Routing and Environmental
C-1-1 Route Selection updated 20180614
C-1-2 Environmental Implementation Plan
C-1-3 Environmental Report updated 20180614
C-1-3 – Attachment 1 – Environmental Report updated 20180614
C-1-4 – Archaeological Assessment

D- Facilities and Projects
D-1-1 Construction Details updated 20180614
D-1-2 Design Specifications updated 20180614
D-1-3 Pneumatic Testing Procedures updated 20180614
D-2-1 Project Costs

E – Economic Feasibility
E-1-1 Economic Feasibility

F- Land Matters
F-1-1 Land Requirements
F-1-2 Permits and Agreements Required
F-1-3 Negotiations to Date
F-1-3 Attachment 1 – Agreement to Grant Easement
F-1-3 Attachment 2 -  Standard Easement Agreement
F-1-3  Attachment 3 – Working Area Agreement
F-1-4 – Affidavit Search of Title

G – Indigenous Consulation
G-1-1 Indigenous Consultation Report updated 20180614
G-1-1 Attachment 1 – EGDI Letter – Duty to Consult
G-1-1 Attachment 2 - MOE Duty to Consult
G-1-1 Attachment 3 - EGDI Letter Updated Project Description - Duty to Consult 
G-1-1 Attachment 4 - MOE Duty of Consult 

If you have general questions about the Liberty Village Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Ian Dobrindt
Senior Environmental Planner
GHD Consulting
184 Front Street East, Suite 302 Toronto, ON M5A 4N3
(289) 453-2014
libertyvillage@GHD.com

Greg Asmussen
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
905-927-3324
greg.asmussen@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge") is proposing to replace and abandon a segment of 30 inch natural gas main that supplies the City of Toronto, as the crossing could be subject to risk from significant weather events. The segment is located partially on a bridge owned by Enbridge that spans the Don River. Where possible, the proposed pipeline will be located within the right-of-way of previously disturbed municipal roads and entirely below ground eliminating the bridge crossing. The general location and study area of the proposed pipeline are identified on the adjacent map.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB will grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB web site, reference -

The Tasks and Timelines for the Project are presented below:

Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location. January 2017  
Route Selection Stantec Consulting Limited (Stantec) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process: 
  1. Confirm study areas.
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
February 2017  
Public Consultation Stantec conducts a continuous public consultation process through the planning process by the following:
1. Meetings and correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, First Nations and Métis, and other key stakeholders. September 2017-January 2018
2. First Public Open House - Public Notification and Notice of Commencement Study advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House. November 22, 2017
3. First Public Open House Meeting - Present study area and preliminary  proposed pipeline route (Presentation Boards).  December 5, 2017
Preparation of Environmental Report Prepare the Environmental Report based on Data collected, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.  January 2018
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC") Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC. 
  
The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.
 
April 6, 2017
OEB Leave To Construct Application Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB. April 2018

Public consultation with landowners, Indigenous communities, government agencies and other interested persons is an integral component of the Leave to Construct process. The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Don River NPS 30 Replacement was published in the City Centre Mirror Newspaper on November 23, 2017 and November 30, 2017

To find out more about the proposed pipeline  project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on December 5, 2017.

In accordance with the OEB's "Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th edition 2016", Enbridge has retained the services of GHD Consulting an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report. (249 MB file size)

A – GENERAL                            

A-1-1 Exhibit List          

A-2-1 Application & Approvals               

A-2-2 OPCC  Distribution List  

A-2-3 List of Interested Parties

B – PURPOSE, NEED, PROPOSED FACILITIES AND TIMING

B-1-1 Purpose, Need, Proposed Facilities and Timing

B-1-1 Attachment 1

B-1-1 Attachment 2

B-1-1 Attachment 3

B-1-1 Attachment 3 – Appendices 1 to 6

B-1-1 Attachment 4

B-1-1 Attachment 4 – Appendices 1 to 8

B-1-1 Attachment 5               

C – ROUTING & ENVIRONMENTAL               

C-1-1 Route Selection

C-1-1 Attachment 1        

C-1-2 Environmental Implemental Plan             

C-1-3 Environmental Report  

C-1-3 Attachment 1

C-1-3 Attachment 2

C-1-3 Attachment 2 – Appendices

C-1-3 Attachment 3

C-1-3 Attachment 3 - Appendices

C-1-4 Archaeological Assessment        

D – FACILITIES & PROJECT COSTS

D-1-1 Construction Details      

D-1-2 Design Specifications     

D-1-3 Hydrostatic & Pneumatic Testing Procedures     

D-2-1 Project Costs     

E – LAND MATTERS 

E-1-1 Land Requirements       

E-1-2 Permits and Agreements Required

E-1-3 Negotiations to Date

E-1-3 Attachment 1

E-1-3 Attachment 2

E-1-3 Attachment 3

E-1-4 Affidavit of Search of Title               

F- INDIGENOUS CONSULTATION

F-1-1 Indigenous Consultation

F-1-1 Attachments 1 to 6         

F-1-2 Indigenous Consultation Activities          

F-1-2 Attachments

If you have general questions about the Don River 30 inch Replacement Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower
Markham, ON L3R 0B8
905-415-6367
905-474-9889
DonRiver30EA@stantec.com

Kelsey Mills
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
905-927-3324
kelsey.mills@enbridge.com

 

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. (“Enbridge”) is proposing to replace and abandon a segment of 20 inch vital natural gas main that supplies the City of Toronto. The project involves the replacement of the above ground river crossing (Keating Railway Bridge), as it is subject to risk from significant weather events and other elements. Where possible, the proposed pipeline will be located within the right-of-way of previously disturbed municipal roads and entirely below ground eliminating the bridge crossing. The general location and study area of the proposed pipeline are identified on the adjacent map.   

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).  Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety.  Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB.  The Leave to Construct (LTC) is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project.  The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found at the OEB website, reference - Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016)”.

The Tasks and Timelines for the Project are presented below:

Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location. January 2018  
Route Selection Stantec Consulting Limited (Stantec) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process: 
  1. Confirm study areas.
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
March 2018  
Public Consultation Stantec conducts a continuous public consultation process through the planning process by the following:
1. Meetings and correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, First Nations and Métis, and other key stakeholders. May 2018 – Throughout Construction 
2. First Public Open House - Public Notification and Notice of Commencement Study advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House. May 29, 2018
Preparation of Environmental Report Prepare the Environmental Report based on Data collected, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.  July 2018
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC") Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC. 
  
The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.
July 2018
OEB Leave To Construct Application Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB. September 2018

Public consultation with landowners, Indigenous communities, government agencies and other interested persons is an integral component of the Leave to Construct process.

The public notification process and consultation program includes: formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and area residents and is a major component of Enbridge Gas Distribution's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that the community is advised of the proposed project, and to involve the public in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB as well as during construction, landowners are advised of a project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time period are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed 20 Inch Natural Gas Pipeline Replacement was published in the City Centre Mirror Newspaper on the following days on May 17, 2018 and May 24, 2017

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, view the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on May 29, 2018.

In accordance with the OEB's“Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction, and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition (2016)”.  Enbridge has retained the services of Stantec Consulting Ltd., an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, mitigation measures are recommended to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment are detailed in the Environmental Report.

Will become available shortly. 

If you have general questions about the Don River 20 inch Replacement Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower
Markham, ON L3R 0B8
905-415-6367
ea.replacement20@stantec.com

Kelsey Mills
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
905-927-3324
kelsey.mills@enbridge.com

 

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge") is proposing to construct approximately 7km of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 4 inch extra high pressure (XHP) steel natural gas pipeline in the Town of Scugog. The Project originates near Blackstock just west of the intersection of Highway 57 and Highway 7A and Island Road in Port Perry. 
A Preliminary Preferred Route (PPR) for the proposed natural gas pipeline has been identified. The PPR is proposed to start just west of the intersection of Highway 57 and Highway 7A in Blackstock, head west along Highway 7A, and terminate near the intersection of Highway 7A and Island Road in Port Perry. Approximately 7 km of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 4-inch extra high pressure (XHP) steel pipe will be installed along Highway 7A.
An alternative route is also being considered as part of the study. It comprises two separate pipeline segments; one segment along Scugog Line 14 between Lake Ridge Road and Marsh Hill Road; and one segment along Scugog Line 6/Highway 7A between Highway 7/12 and Island Road. The alternative would require approximately 2.9 km of NPS 8-inch XHP steel pipe along Scugog Line 14; and 2.7 km of NPS 6-inch XHP steel pipe and 3.3 km of NPS 4-inch XHP steel pipe along Scugog Line 6/Highway 7A for a total length of 8.9 km.
The natural gas pipeline will be located mainly within the municipal right-of-way (ROW). The Project will provide the residents and businesses of Scugog Island access to natural gas for the first time.

Leave to Construct Application to OEB

On December 15, 2017, Enbridge filed an application with the OEB for an order a granting leave to construct a natural gas distribution pipeline and ancillary facilities to serve Scugog Island.

Notice of Application
On January 26, 2018 the OEB issued the Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for approval to construct a natural gas pipeline to serve the community of Fenelon Falls.
Request for intervenor status are due by February 20, 2018.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety. Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project. The OEB will grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found on the OEB web site, reference - Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition, 2016.

The Tasks and Timelines for the Project are presented below:

 
Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location.. May 2017  May 2017
Route Selection Dillion Consulting (Dillon) was retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process: 
  1. Confirm study areas. 
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
June/July 2017  July 2017
Public Consultation Dillon conducts a continuous public consultation process through the planning process by the following:
1. Meetings and correspondence with provincial and municipal representatives and agencies, First Nations and Métis, and other key stakeholders.

 
 June - August 2017  
   2. First Indigenous Open House - Indigenous Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the Indigenous communities of the study, requesting information and invitation to the Open Houses. Notification Letter - June 28, 2017
 
June 28, 2017        
 
3. First Indigenous  Open House Meeting - Present study area (Presentation Boards) and preliminary proposed pipeline route. July 25, 2017 July 25, 2017
   4. First Public Open House -Public Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.  Notification Letter: June 22, and 23, 2017 

Newspaper: July 6, 2017  
July 20, 2017
 
 June 22 and 23, 2017 

July 6 and July 20, 2017
 
   5. Public Open House Meeting - Present study area (Presentation Boards) and preliminary proposed pipeline route.  July 26 2017  July 26 2017
Preparation of Environmental Report Prepare the Environmental Report based on Data collected, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations.  September 2017  September 2017 
Circulation  to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC") Enbridge to file Environmental Report with the OPCC. 
  
The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.
 
September 2017 September 25, 2017
OEB Leave To Construct Application Enbridge to file a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB. November 2017
 Notice of Application  OEB issued the Notice of Application.  January 26, 2018  January 26,2018

For new construction projects, the collective input from affected government agencies, municipalities and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process. The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process. During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Bobcaygeon Pipeline Project was published in Kawartha Lakes This Week and The Peterborough Examiner on June 29, 2017 and July 13, 2017.

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on July 19, 2017.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 7th Edition 2016” , Enbridge retained the services of Dillon Consulting, an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, it will recommend mitigation measures to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential negative impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment will be detailed in an Environmental Report.

Read the environmental report. (107 MB file size)

On December 15, 2017, Enbridge filed an application with the OEB for an order a granting leave to construct a natural gas distribution pipeline and ancillary facilities to serve Scugog Island. Read the leave to construct application

Read the leave to construct application. (209 MB file size)

If you have general questions about the Scugog Island Natural Gas Pipeline project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:

Tristan Lefler
Project Manager
Dillon Consulting
51 Breithaupt Street, Suite 200
Kitchener, ON N2H 5G5
(519) 571-9833
ScugogIslandEA@dillon.ca

Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6      
905-927-3176
905-927-3293
sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge"), is proposing to construct up to a total of approximately 37 kilometers (km) of natural gas pipelines at different nominal pipe sizes (NPS) and pressure systems, in the City of Kawartha Lakes (CKL), and the Township of Brock in the Regional Municipality of Durham (Durham Region), Ontario, to serve the Community of Fenelon Falls (the "Project"). The proposed pipelines will be located within existing road allowances in the Study Areas and is expected to operate at a pressure up to 400 psi in some sections along the pipeline route and less than 20% of the specified minimum yield strength (SMYS). Two separate Study Areas were identified for the reinforcement pipeline and the distribution pipelines. These segments and the proposed routes are described below:

Segment 1:

Also known as the Sunderland Reinforcement Segment (RS) will consist of approximately 8 km of NPS 6-inch steel extra high pressure (XHP) pipeline. The proposed pipeline will originate near the intersection of Highway 7/12 and Regional Road 10/Brock Concession Road 6 in the Community of Sunderland. The pipeline will travel east along Brock Concession Road 6, north on Simcoe Street, east along Farmstead Road, and terminate at Station Road, southeast of the Hamlet of Manilla, where it ties into an existing Enbridge NPS 6-inch pipeline. The reinforcement pipeline will run parallel to Enbridge's existing NPS 4-inch pipeline.

Segment 2:

Also known as the Distribution Pipeline to Fenelon Falls Segment (DPFF) will originate approximately 1.2 km north of the intersection of Highway 7 and Taylor's Road in Oakwood. The pipeline will run north along Taylor's Road, continue east along Quaker Road, north along Eden Road and then east along Cambray Road/County Road 9 to rejoin Highway 35. From this point the DPFF will travel north to the Community of Fenelon Falls. The pipeline will terminate near the intersection of Bond Street and Colborne Street/County Road 121, for a total of approximately 29 km of a combination of NPS 6-inch and 4-inch extra high pressure (XHP) steel, and NPS 6-inch high pressure (HP) polyethylene natural gas pipeline.

For reasons outlined in the attachedEnbridge is requesting a minor deviation from the preferred route in the Environmental Report in the Fenelon Falls Segment.

OEB Notice of Application

On August 18, 2017, the OEB issued the Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a leave to construct application for approval to construct a natural gas pipeline to serve the community of Fenelon Falls.

Requests for intervenor status are due to the OEB by September 5, 2017.

On October 30, 2017, the OEB re-issued the Notice of Application  for the Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project. The OEB re-issued the Notice to Indigenous communities to advise that the OEB's process for this application may serve as a component of the Crown's duty to consult for this project.

Enbridge is regulated by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).  Enbridge is committed to meeting standards and regulations relating to the protection of the environment and public safety.  Results of this environmental assessment will be presented in the Environmental Report as part of the application to the OEB. The Leave to Construct is the application submitted to obtain permission to build the project.  The OEB would grant Leave to Construct once the project is approved. More information can be found at the OEB website, reference - Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipelines and Facilities in Ontario, 6th ed. 2011.  

The Tasks and Timelines for this Project are presented below.

Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location.   August 2015
Route Selection

Stantec Consulting Limited (Stantec) has been retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas.
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
  August 2015
Public Consultation Stantec conducted a continuous public consultation process through the planning process by the following:
1.Meetings with stakeholders  
First Public Open House - Public Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.

December 17, 19 and 20, 2013
First Public Open House Meeting - Present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route. January 20, 2014 January 20, 2014
   Second Public Open House - Public Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.    September 14 and 17, 2015
Second Public Open House Meeting - Present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route.
 October 5, 2015 and October 8, 2015 October 5 and 8, 2015
   Third Public Open House - Public Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.    November 17 and 19, 2015
   Third Public Open House Meeting - Present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route.  December 8, 2015 and December 9, 2015  December 8 and 9, 2015
   Fourth Public Open House - Public Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House.    
   Fourth Public Open House Meeting - Present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route.  April 26, 2016 and April 27, 2016  April 26, 2016 and April 27, 2016
Preparation of Environmental Report  Prepare the Environmental Report based on Data collected, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations  April 2017 April 21, 2017
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

 2. Enbridge to file the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.

 May 2017  May 9, 2017
 OEB Leave-to-Construct Application  Enbridge to file a Leave-to-Construct Application with the OEB.    
   OEB issued Notice of Application  August 2017 August 18, 2017
   OEB Re-Issued the Notice of Application  October 30, 2017  October 30, 2017

For new construction projects, the collective input from affected government agencies, municipalities and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process.

The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

  • Public Notification - First Open House
  • Newspaper Advertisements

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner and Kawartha Lakes This Week on December 19, 2013 and December 26, 2013.

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read view the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on January 20, 2014.

  • Public Notification - Second Open House
  • Newspaper Advertisements

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed  Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner and Kawartha Lakes This Week on September 17, 2015.

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read view the presentation boards prepared for the open house on October 5, and 8, 2015.

  • Public Notification - Third Open House
  • Newspaper Advertisements 

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner and Kawartha Lakes This Week on November 19, 2015

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house on December 8, and 9, 2015.

  • Public Notification- Fourth Open House 
  • Newspaper Advertisements 

    The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project was published in the Peterborough Examiner, Brock Citizen, The Scugog Standard and the Kawartha Promoter on April 7, 2016 and April 8, 2016.

    To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house on April 26 and April 27, 2016.

  • Public Open House 
  • The first Public Open House was held on January 20, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

    The second Open House was held on October 5, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lindsay Recreation Centre, 133 Adelaide St. S., Lindsay, Ontario and October 8, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, Ontario.

    The third Open House was held on December 8, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bobcaygeon Service Center, 123 East Street South, Bobcaygeon, Ontario and December 9, 2015 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lindsay Recreation Centre, 133 Adelaide Street South, Lindsay, Ontario.

    The fourth Public Open House will be held on April 26, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre, 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls, Ontario and April 27, 2016 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Sunderland Memorial Arena, 20 Park Street, Sunderland, Ontario.

    Enbridge and Stantec representatives have been in attendance at these sessions to receive comments and discuss the potential project with attendees from the public. Information regarding the potential project and preliminary preferred pipeline route was presented at the meeting and if the project does go forward, public input from the open house will be used in the selection of the final Preferred Route for the pipeline and additional consultation will occur.

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 6th Edition 2011”, Enbridge retained the services of Stantec, an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, it will recommend mitigation measures to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential negative impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment. The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment will be detailed in an Environmental Report.

Work for this study will include an archaeological assessment, geotechnical information, biological inventory, and all relevant consultation materials and correspondence with agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, landowners, and the public.

Read the environmental report. (113 MB file size)

On July 26, 2017, Enbridge applied to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for approval to construct approximately 38 kilometres of natural gas pipeline at different nominal pipe sizes (NPS) and pressure systems in the City of Kawartha Lakes and the Township of Brock in the Regional Municipality of Durham, Ontario, to serve the Community of Fenelon Falls.

Read the leave to construct application (293 MB file size)

If you have general questions about the Fenelon Falls Pipeline Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.

For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:
Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower, Markham, ON L3R 0B8
T:1-905-415-6367
F:1-905-474-9889
rooly.georgopoulos@stantec.com
www.stantec.com

 

Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Environmental Advisor
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd
Markham, ON L6C 0M6
T: 1-905-927-3176
F: 1-905-927-3293
sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge") has applied to the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") for approval to construct approximately 3.4 and 5.3 kilometers (km) of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 8-inch steel high pressure (HP) and NPS 6-inch steel extra high pressure (XHP) natural gas pipeline in North Pickering, Ontario. The proposed pipeline will originate from Enbridge's existing NPS 16-inch steel XHP pipeline running north-south along Sideline 16 and will terminate at the intersection of Sideline 24 and Taunton Road. The general location and study area of the proposed pipeline is identified on the map below.

Decision and Order

On June 23, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") issued its Decision and Order approving Enbridge's Application.

Notice of Application

On March 31, 2016, the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") issued its Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a Leave To Construct Application for approval to construct a natural gas pipeline to serve the Seaton Land Development in North Pickering, Ontario.

Application and Evidence

On March 18, 2016, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. filed the Leave to Construct Application with the Ontario Energy Board. 

Environmental Report

On March 10, 2016 the Environmental Report was filed with the OPCC.

Public Consultation

Information regarding the project was presented in a Public Information Session on Wednesday December 2, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Whitevale Community Centre, 405 Whitevale Road, Whitevale, Ontario.


Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Enbridge assessment of current and future network demand. System analysis and network design to determine the upgrade location September 2015 September 2015
Route Selection

Stantec Consulting Limited (Stantec) has been retained by Enbridge to conduct a route analysis through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm study areas.
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study areas.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study areas.
  5. Analyze the study areas by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
Fall 2015  
Public Consultation Stantec conducted a continuous public consultation process through the planning process by the following:
Meetings with stakeholders  
Public Open House - Public Notification and Notice of Study Commencement advising the public of the study, requesting information and an invitation to the Open House. November 12, 2015 and November 13, 2015 November 12, 2015 and November 13, 2015
Public Open House Meeting - Present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route. To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house. December 2, 2015  
Preparation of Environmental Report Prepare the Environmental Report based on Data collected, consultation feedback, impace assessment, and mitigation recommendations January 2016  
Circulation to Ontario Pipelines Coordinating Committee ("OPCC")

Enbridge filed the Environmental Report with the OPCC.

The purpose of the OPCC is to coordinate the Ontario government review of facilities projects in Ontario requiring approval from the OEB, with the goal of minimizing negative impacts.


March 2016

OEB Leave-to-Construct Application Enbridge filed a Leave to Construct Application with the OEB. March 18, 2016  
OEB Notice of Application The OEB issued a Notice of Application on March 31, 2015.   March 31, 2016
OEB Decision and Order The OEB issued the Decision and Order on June 23, 2016.   June 23, 2016

 

 


 For new construction projects, the collective input from affected government agencies, municipalities and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process. The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process. During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification - Open House

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement for the proposed Seaton Lands Development Pipeline Project was published in Ajax/Pickering This Week and Durham Region On-line on November 18, 2015.

To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation boards prepared for the open house held on December 2, 2015.

 

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 6th Edition 2011", Enbridge retained the services of Stantec, an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the environmental assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, it will recommend mitigation measures to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential negative impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment.  The data, analysis and results of the environmental assessment will be detailed in an Environmental Report.

Work for this study includes an archaeological assessment, geotechnical information, biological inventory, and all relevant consultation materials and correspondence with agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, landowners, and the public.


Read the environmental report. (51 MB file size)

On March 18, 2016, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge") applied to the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") for approval to construct a natural gas distribution pipeline in North Pickering, Ontario to serve the Seaton Land Development.

Read the leave to construct application. (33 MB file size)

 
If you have general questions about the Seaton Lands Development Pipeline Project email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.
For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:
Rooly Georgopoulos
Senior Project Manager
Stantec Consulting Limited
300-675 Cochrane Drive, West Tower, Markham, ON L3R 0B8
1-905-415-6367
rooly.georgopoulos@stantec.com
stantec.com

Kelsey Mills
Environmental Specialist, Health and Safety
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
3rd Floor, 101 Honda Blvd, Markham, ON L6C 0M6 
1-905-927-3145

On October 29, 2015, the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") issued its Decision and Order approving Enbridge's Application.

Public Consultation

Information regarding this project was presented in a Public Information Session on February 19, 2015, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 562 located at 25 Legion Street, Chalk River, Ontario. For further information, refer to Public Consultation link below.

Application and Evidence

On June 30, 2015, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. filed the Leave to Construct Application with the Ontario Energy Board.

Notice of Application

On August 11, 2015, the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") issued its Notice of Application with respect to the filing by Enbridge for a Leave To Construct Application for approval to construct a natural gas distribution pipeline to serve the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories ("CNL") Chalk River Facility, located off Ontario Highway 17 on Plant Road in Chalk River, Ontario. The pipeline would originate at the Enbridge Chalk River Gate Station on Highway 17 southeast of Plant Road, traverse northeast along the Hydro One easement, turn northwest on the Baggs Road Right-of-Way and turn northeast along Plant Road and would terminate at the CNL Chalk River Facility at the eastern end of Plant Road.

Task Undertakings Proposed Timeline/Date Completed
Selection of Study Area Enbridge's assessment of new facilities required for the needs of the proposed new customer. Spring 2013 Spring 2013
Route Selection

Stantec retained by Enbridge to conduct a route selection through the five step planning process:

  1. Confirm a study area.
  2. Develop an inventory of environmental and land features within the study area.
  3. Develop routing criteria/constraints.
  4. Identify constraints within the study area.
  5. Analyze the study area by applying routing criteria to identify possible route alternatives and determine a preferred route.
March 2015 TBD
Public Consultation Stantec to conduct a continuous public consultation process throughout the planning process by the following:
1. Meetings with Stakeholders.  
2. Notice of Public Meeting (English) (French) - An initial letter advising the public of the study, requesting information, and an invitation to an open house. February 2015
3. First Public Open House - Meeting to present study area and preliminary proposed pipeline route. February 19, 2015 February 19, 2015
Environmental Report Prepared the Environmental Report based on data collected, consultation feedback, impact assessment, and mitigation recommendations Spring 2015 May 29, 2015

Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. circulated Environmental Report to the Ontario Pipeline Coordinating Committee (OPCC)

May, 2015
OEB Leave to Construct Application Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.filed a Leave to Construct Application.   June, 2015
OEB Notice of Application The Ontario Energy Board issued a Notice of Application on August 11, 2015.   August 11, 2015
OEB Decision and Order The OEB issued a Decision and Order approving Enbridge's Application.   October, 2015
 Construction  Start of Pipeline Construction  February 1, 2016  

 

 


For new construction projects, the collective input from affected government agencies, municipalities and landowners plays an integral role in the route or site selection process.

The public notification process and consultation program including formal information exchange sessions, presentations to government bodies, environmental interest groups, community associations and affected residences is a major component of Enbridge's route selection process. Prior to construction, public input is obtained to ensure that they are advised of the proposed project, and to involve them in the decision making process.

During the application process to the OEB, as well as during construction, affected landowners are advised of the project's progress by company representatives. Any landowner or community concerns which arise at this time are brought to Enbridge's attention to ensure that the issue is appropriately addressed.

Public Notification

Newspaper Advertisements

The Notice of Study Commencement (English) and (French) for the proposed Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Chalk River Pipeline Project was published in the Daily Observer, the North Renfrew Times, and the Petawawa Post on February 4 and 11, 2015 (Daily Observer, North Renfrew Times) and February 5 and 12, 2015 (Petawawa Post)

Public Open House

The Public Open House was held on February 19, 2015 from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 562 located at 25 Legion Street, Chalk River, Ontario.
To find out more about the proposed pipeline project, read the presentation board prepared for the open house.

 

In accordance with the OEB's “Environmental Guidelines for the Location, Construction and Operation of Hydrocarbon Pipeline and Facilities in Ontario, 6th Edition 2011”, Enbridge retained the services of Santec Consulting Limited (Stantec), an independent environmental consultant, to complete an environmental assessment for the proposed project.

The purpose of the Environmental Assessment is to: identify any potential impacts of the proposed project on the social, economic and natural environments; identify local or provincial concerns regarding the proposed project; determine preferred routing of the pipeline segments; gather input from agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, affected landowners, and the public. As well, it recommends mitigation measures to limit impacts on the social, economic and natural environments. It is important to minimize potential negative impacts of the proposed natural gas distribution pipelines and associated facilities on the environment.  The data, analysis and results of the Environmental Assessment have been detailed in the Environmental Report.

Work for this study includes an archaeological assessment, geotechnical information, biological inventory, and all relevant consultation materials and correspondence with agencies, stakeholders, First Nations and Métis, landowners, and the public.

Read the environmental report. (20 MB file size)
 

On June 30, 2015, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. ("Enbridge") applied to the Ontario Energy Board ("OEB") for approval to construct a natural gas distribution pipeline to serve the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories ("CNL") Chalk River Facility, located off of Ontario Highway 17 on Plant Road in Chalk River, Ontario.

Read the leave to construct application

 
If you have general questions about the Canadian Nuclear Laboratories Chalk River Pipeline Project, email egdregulatoryproceedings@enbridge.com.
For matters related to the environmental assessment contact:
 
Sarah Kingdon-Benson
Environmental Specialist 
Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc.
101 Honda Blvd., 3rd Floor Markham, ON L6C 0M6
1-905-927-3176
sarah.kingdon-benson@enbridge.com

As the GTA continues to grow, demands for energy such as natural gas also grow. In order to meet the demands of growth in the GTA and continue the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to current and future customers, Enbridge will be upgrading the backbone of its existing natural gas distribution system.

The GTA Project will upgrade the existing distribution system that currently delivers natural gas to Brampton, Mississauga, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Markham, and Toronto.

Enbridge submitted a "Leave to Construct" application on December 21, 2012 to the OEB to obtain permission to build the project. After a year-long regulatory review process under the OEB, Enbridge received approval to proceed with the project on January 30, 2014.

The GTA Project has a western component, referred to as Segment A, and an eastern component, referred to as Segment B.

Enbridge is committed to keeping the community informed about the GTA Project. The information below describes the project route, facilities requirements, and any proposed changes to the project.

Segments A and B

The routes were selected based on the environmental assessment data and public input received during stakeholder consultation. The routes involve the least potential for conflict with existing and proposed land uses and other utilities, minimal disruption to traffic, and minimal disruption to communities and businesses during construction.

New Regulation Facilities and Modifications to Existing Facilities

Additional facilities and modifications to existing facilities are required. The new and modified regulation facilities will assist in regulating the flow of natural gas through Enbridge's pipeline system.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROJECT CHANGE AND PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

Enbridge has retained Dillon Consulting Limited (Dillion) to undertake an amendment to the previous study completed for an expansion of the Jonesville regulation facility. The original location for the proposed facility was in the vicinity of Jonesville Crescent and Eglington Avenue in Toronto. Following further work and detailed design, a new location is being proposed at Pharmacy Avenue and Ashtonbee Road.

On Thursday November 26, 2015, Enbridge hosted a public Open House to provide the public with an opportunity to review the proposed project change and to provide input.

Open House attendees met with representatives from Dillon and Enbridge Gas, who provided background information on the project scope, study process, regulation facility information and project timelines.

To learn more about the Open House, read the Notice of Proposed Project Change and Public Open House. 

To find out more about the proposed project change, read the Information Boards and the Public FAQ's prepared for the open house.

The GTA Project Environmental Report Amendment #3 has been prepared for Enbridge by Dillon.

Additional Resources:

Click on the links below to see detailed maps of the GTA Project pipeline route. To see current and upcoming construction sites, view our interactive map.

On December 21, 2012 Enbridge filed an application with the OEB for leave to construct the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Project.  The purpose of the GTA Project is to:

i)   support future customer growth for the period 2015 to 2025;

 ii)  eliminate distribution system constraints;

iii)  diversify gas supply entry points into the Enbridge distribution system;

iv)  reduce operational risks; and

v)   provide improved reliability, risk mitigation, and cost savings for upstream gas supply. 

The GTA Project has a western component, referred to as Segment A and an eastern component, referred to as Segment B.

On January 30, 2014, the OEB issued the Decision and Order granting approval of the GTA Project.

If you have general questions about the GTA Project, email gtaproject@enbridge.com or call 1-855-801-2303

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