Map highlighting section of St. Laurent Boulevard from Hemlock to Industrial identifying it as the St. proposed Laurent Transit Priority Corridor subject to environmental assessment.

Environmental Assessment (EA) Study

The City of Ottawa has initiated an Environmental Assessment (EA) Study for the St. Laurent Transit Priority Corridor. The Study Corridor is St. Laurent Boulevard from Hemlock Road to Innes Road/Industrial Avenue as illustrated in the map above.

The EA study will investigate options to improve transit service efficiency and travel environment for all modes (walking, cycling, transit, autos, and trucks) as appropriate. The study will result in a functional design that will improve transit service and bus stop locations and amenities, improve multi-modal connectivity and accessibility, provide better connections to St. Laurent Station, implement Complete Streets design principles, and improve the public realm. There will be an emphasis on compatibility with surrounding land uses and minimizing impacts on the surrounding environment (social, economic, and natural/physical). The design will be sensitive to the wide range of contexts and characters along the Corridor.

Transit priority corridors complement the rapid transit network by providing improved transit access to major employment, commercial and residential land uses, reducing travel time and improving reliability. The Study will prioritize cost effectiveness, best practices, innovative transit priority measures, integration with existing transportation infrastructure, and stakeholder engagement.

Study process

The Study is being conducted in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) process for a Schedule C project and harmonized with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Class EA for Provincial Transportation Facilities if required. The planning and design process will lead to the development of functional design for the project that is technically sound, innovative and that includes effective consultation and consensus building.

There will be ongoing consultation activities throughout the study. This first public consultation event will provide:

Interested persons can provide comments throughout the EA Study. Any comments received will be collected under the Environmental Assessment Act and, with the exception of personal information, will become part of the public record.

First Online Public Consultation Event

Dates & Times

Wednesday, June 22, 2022, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Event Details

Public participation is an important component of the EA process. The City of Ottawa will host a virtual public consultation event for this study through Zoom on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. The consultation will include a presentation and an opportunity to ask questions of the study team.

Those interested in attending can register here: Zoom(link is external)

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

The presentation and supporting display boards will be available on this website at prior to the event.

The online survey that can be completed anytime between June 22 and July 11.

Accessibility is an important consideration for the City of Ottawa. If you require special accommodation, please call or email the City of Ottawa Project Manager below before the event.

For more information

If you have any questions throughout the process, would like to be added to the mailing list and provide comments, please contact the City of Ottawa Project Manager at the coordinates below:

Katarina Cvetkovic, P.Eng,
Senior Project Manager
Transportation Environmental Assessments Branch
Planning, Real Estate and Economic Development Department
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424 ext. 22842

Riverview Park planning and development

There are several developments proposed along St. Laurent just south of this study area from Industrial to Pleasant Park. These proposals include two new eight-storey apartment buildings on Everest between the townhomes and St. Laurent, and two high-rise mixed-use buildings where Everest meets St. Laurent, where the Petro-Canada gas station and St. Hubert are currently located. Two further high-rise developments are proposed at the current site of the Burger King and Tim Hortons. In addition the redevelopment of the Elmvale Acres mall is ongoing, with three residential towers proposed at St. Laurent and Russell, and two further apartment buildings are planned on Othello just north of the Elmvale Acres mall.

Information about all of the current and proposed planning and development projects in the Riverview Park community is available here.

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