QEW Improvements

From Evans Avenue to Cawthra Road

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has undertaken a Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study to examine the rehabilitation and improvement needs for the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) from Evans Avenue to Cawthra Road.

A Transportation Environmental Study Report (TESR) was prepared to document the study, including the key features of the Recommended Plan, and was made available for a 30 day public review period which ended February 16, 2016.

A community meeting was held in June 2016 to present project information and obtaining feedback on the proposed stormwater management pond on Brentano Boulevard.   Based on the community feedback MTO reassessed feasible alternatives for stormwater management in consultation with the  Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), between Dixie Rd to Etobicoke Creek. Alternatives considered the public comments received in the meeting, the Part II Order application, MTO’s standard practices and MOECC requirements.

MTO is pleased to inform that the proposed Brentano Boulevard stormwater management pond has been moved to the QEW Dixie Road interchange loop as part of the proposed improvements, please refer to the sketch below.

The relocation of the pond is meeting MOECC requirements and does not impact any additional properties or back onto residential homes.  MTO will ensure that its design will include all standard safety and maintenance requirements.

On September 25th, 2017 MOECC approved the TESR including the stormwater management pond in the QEW Dixie Road interchange loop and the Preliminary Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study is now finalized.

The Detail design phase of the project is underway and the Ministry of Transportation will be scheduling a community session in the near future.  As well a website for the Detail Design project (www.QEWDixieDetailDesign.ca) will be coming shortly.

For further information about the project, please contact the project team at project-team@qewdixieea.ca



QEW Evans Road to Cawthra Avenue – Conceptual Rendering