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PUBLIC NOTICENotice of Study Commencement: Drainage Master Plan
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Re: Notice of Study Commencement: Drainage Master Plan

About the project

The City of Barrie has initiated a Drainage Master Plan under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Master Planning Process to identify the existing drainage deficiencies and develop drainage solutions to:

  • Address the deficiencies;
  • Reduce flooding;
  • Resolve public safety concerns; and
  • Improve maintenance opportunities throughout the City.

The study area encompasses the entire City, including the annexation lands (excluding the Sophia Creek watershed & Mulcaster drainage area). The existing drainage infrastructure includes a combination of open channels, ditches, culverts, storm sewers, overland flow routes, stormwater management facilities, and Low Impact Development (LID) measures.

Study process

The study is being completed in accordance with Approach #1 of the Master Planning Process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Alternative drainage solutions will be developed and evaluated based on their natural, physical, social, cultural, and economic impacts and the opportunities and constraints of the project.

A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be scheduled for the fall of 2017 to provide an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to review the alternatives under consideration, and to provide input and comments. Additional notices indicating the date and location of the PIC will be published in future editions of the Barrie Examiner and on the Events Calendar via

Project information can be viewed at as it becomes available.

Upon completion of the study, a Final Class EA Report documenting the Preferred Solution will be prepared for public/agency review and comment. The City has retained the consulting firm C. C. Tatham & Associates Ltd. to complete this study.

Contact information

Comments or requests to receive direct notification of future project activities should be submitted to:

Tom Reeve, P. Eng.
Senior Infrastructure Planning Program Coordinator
70 Collier Street, Box 400
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
Tel: (705) 739-4220 Ext. 4465
Fax: (705) 739-4247

​​Dawn McAlpine                                                 R. Sutton, P. Eng.,

City Clerk                                                         Director of Engineering

Notice Issued on June 1st and June 3rd, 2017.​

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