Oxford County has completed the 2024 Transportation Master Plan (TMP) Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. The TMP has identified the policies, programs and infrastructure improvements needed to manage both existing and future transportation demands to the year 2046. 


Environmental Assessment process

The Class EA Study was undertaken in accordance with the master planning and design process of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA, 2023), approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The 2024 TMP followed Approach 1 of the MCEA process, which fulfills the requirements for Exempt (Schedule A and A+) projects and provides a basis for future investigations for Schedule B and C projects (where additional project specific investigations may be required to satisfy additional MCEA requirements before implementation). A TMP report document has been prepared that details the planning and decision-making process followed during the Class EA Study.

Public comment period

By this notice, the TMP report is being placed online on the public record for a 30-day review period starting November 1 and ending November 30, 2023. The TMP is available at www.oxfordcounty.ca/2024tmp.

Written comments will be accepted until November 30, 2023. All comments and concerns should be addressed to Oxford County staff listed on this notice.

Ryan Vink, P.Eng.
Project Engineer
Oxford County
rvink@oxfordcounty.ca | 1-800-755-0394, ext. 3023

Frank Gross, C.Tech.
Manager, Transportation and Waste Management
Oxford County
fgross@oxfordcounty.ca | 519-539-9800, ext. 3120

The Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks can only issue an order with respect to Schedule B or C projects identified in the Master Plan requiring a higher level of study, or that conditions be imposed, only on the grounds that the requested order may prevent, mitigate or remedy adverse impacts on constitutionally protected Aboriginal and treaty rights.
Requests on other grounds will not be considered. The Minister cannot make an order with respect to Exempt projects identified in the Master Plan.

Requests must include your contact information and be received by November 30, 2023. Requests should specify what kind of order is being requested (request for conditions or a request for an individual/comprehensive environmental assessment); how an order may prevent, mitigate or remedy potential adverse impacts on Aboriginal and treaty rights; and any information in support of the statements in the request. This will ensure that the Ministry is able to efficiently begin reviewing the request.

The request should be sent in writing or by email to:

Minister, Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON  M7A 2J3


Director, Environmental Assessment Branch Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
135 St. Clair Ave. W, 1st Floor
Toronto, ON  M4V 1P5

Requests should also be copied to Oxford County through the project contacts.

For more information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/class-environmental-assessments-section-16-order

Information will be collected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

This notice issued November 1, 2023  
Re-issued November 15, 2023