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Infrastructure Master Plans

Infrastructure Master Plans were prepared for all of Barrie, and provide guidance on many infrastructure projects required for the successful intensification and development of land.

2019 Master Plans

Master Plan Updates: Water Supply, Water Distribution & Storage, Wastewater Collection, & Wastewater Treatment                

Status:  The Notice of Study Commencement was published in August 2017. 

A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on November 1, 2018. The final draft reports are posted below. Barrie City Council endorsed the Master Plans on May 13, 2019. The staff report from that meeting is available - see Legistar for details on the amendment made by City Council.

A Notice of Completion was issued in June 2019:
     Notice of Completion
     List of Schedule B Projects

Consultant:  WSP Canada

Study Level: Municipal Class EA – Master Planning Process, Approach #2

Purpose: The Master Plans were updated to identify future water and wastewater servicing needs to accommodate:

  • Residential and employment growth;
  • Intensification of the City as required by Provincial Policy; and,
  • Optimal design and delivery of water and wastewater servicing city-wide.

The study area encompassed the entire city, including the annexation lands.

Scope: Alternative water and wastewater servicing solutions were developed and evaluated based on a review of their natural, physical, social, cultural and financial impacts. The Master Plans will identify the water and wastewater servicing projects that will be required to accommodate growth and intensification over the planning horizon

Key Considerations: Accommodating future water and wastewater demands, meeting regulatory requirements and the natural environment.

Final Draft Reports

The final draft reports are available below.  If you have trouble accessing the files, please contact Tom Reeve.

DocumentDescription

Water Supply Master Plan

 

The purpose of the Water Supply Master Plan is to identify the preferred water supply and treatment strategy for providing safe, clean drinking water to the residents and businesses of the City of Barrie to the year 2041, with consideration and flexibility for ultimate build-out of the City.

Water Storage and Distribution

Anne Street Booster Pump Station

 

The purpose of the Water Storage and Distribution Master Plan is to identify the preferred solution for delivering potable water to homes and businesses as well as for storing water to meet fluctuating demands throughout the day and to protect the City for fire and emergency purposes. 

The EA for the Anne Street Booster Pump Station documents the decision on the location of the new pump station building on the City’s property at Anne Street and Shirley Avenue.

Wastewater Collection Master PlanThe purpose of the Wastewater Collection Master Plan is to identify the preferred solution requirements to the year 2041 for collecting and conveying wastewater from homes and businesses to the wastewater treatment facility, with consideration and flexibility for ultimate build-out of the City.
Wastewater Treatment MP

The purpose of the Wastewater Treatment Master Plan is to identify the preferred solution requirements to the year 2041 for treating wastewater collected from homes and businesses before it is discharged to the environment.

 

​City of Barrie's Growth Forecasts

(Below is the final report on the growth forecast for the City of Barrie prepared by Watson and Associates)


 

Drainage Master Plan                

Status: The Notice of Study Commencement was published in June 2017. A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on November 2, 2017. A second PIC was held on April 17, 2018. The final draft report is now published on the website below.  Barrie City Council endorsed the Master Plans on May 13, 2019. The staff report from that meeting is available. - see Legistar for details on the amendment made by City Council.

A Notice of Completion was issued in June 2019 for the Master Plans:
     Notice of Completion
     List of Schedule B Projects


Consultant:  C.C. Tatham & Associates Limited

Study Level: Municipal Class EA – Master Planning Process, Approach #2 **Please Note: We have switched the study to Approach #2 prior to the second PIC.

Purpose: To consider design alternatives and establish the preferred recommended design alternative for drainage improvements throughout the City of Barrie.

Scope:

The study was completed in accordance with Approach #2 of the Master Planning Process outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document (October 2000, amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015).  Alternative drainage solutions were developed and evaluated based on their natural, physical, social, cultural, and economic impacts and the opportunities and constraints of the project. A Notice of Completion is being issued for Schedule B projects. The Master Plan will become the basis for, and be used in support of, future investigations for Schedule C projects identified within it.  The Study Area excludes the Sophia Creek watershed and Mulcaster drainage area and the Salem and Hewitt’s Secondary Plan Areas, which were studied under separate projects.

Key Considerations: Impacts on property, municipal road systems, public safety and the natural environment.

Final Draft Report:

The Final Draft of the Drainage Master Plan is available for download in sections in the below table.  If you have trouble accessing the report, please contact Tom Reeve.

Document Summary

Drainage Master Plan Report

Main body of the report

Appendix A - Figures

Figures from the main body of the report

Appendix B – Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling

A technical memorandum on the detailed computer modeling information used to model the existing and future scenarios.  This appendix also includes the geotechnical report that was used to determine infiltration rates.

Appendix C – Background Recommendations

Contains a summary of the previous studies that were used as input into this 2019 Drainage Master Plan

Appendix D – Private Property Flooding

This appendix contains a list of properties that potentially could be impacted by flooding during a severe storm event.  This is only an estimate for comparison purposes and does not replace floodplain mapping or site specific flood studies.

Appendix E – Fluvial Geomorphic & Erosion Threshold Assessment

Contains the report completed by WatersEdge consulting.  The report identifies the areas of existing erosion through geomorphic field assessments and identifies erosion repair projects.

Appendix F - Source Water Protection

Contains a technical memorandum by Azimuth Environmental outlining sources water protection issues that should be factoring into the Drainage Master Plan.

Appendix G – Natural Heritage Assessment 

Contains a technical memorandum by Azimuth Environmental to that identifies potential terrestrial and fisheries constraints regarding Natural Heritage Features and Functions associated with the defined study area, including Species at Risk and general characterization of vegetation communities, fish and fish habitat.

Appendix H – Archeological Assessment

Include a report to document the Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment in support of the Drainage Master Plan

Appendix I – Cultural Heritage Review

This report review properties potentially impacted by drainage projects on Barrie's existing heritage inventory; and, any additional properties of prospective heritage value that are on site, adjacent or nearby, but have not yet been identified on Barrie's heritage inventory.

Appendix J – PIC#1

Contains information related to Public Information Centre #1 held in November of 2017.

Appendix K – Phosphorus Reduction

A technical memorandum to identify and assess stormwater management facility (SWMF) retrofit opportunities and low impact development (LID) measures, with the primary intent of reducing phosphorus discharge to Lake Simcoe.

Appendix L – Preliminary Preferred Solution

Documentation of the preliminary preferred alternative presented as PIC#2

Appendix M – PIC#1

Contains information related to Public Information Centre #2 held in April of 2018.

Appendix N – Conceptual Drawings

This appendix contains the project by project drawings (maps) of all the projects proposed in the drainage master plan.  They are organized by watershed with the project numbers below.

150, 154, 155, 157

31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40B, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46

49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63,169, 170B, 181, 182, 183

135, 137, 139

125, 130

12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30

159

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8A, 9, 10, 11A, 161, 162A, 163, , 165, 166, 167

141, 142, 143, 145

96, 97, 98, 99, 101, 102, 105B, 107, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 120, 121, 122

180

67, 68, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 88, 89

171, 172A, 174A, 175, 176, 177, 179

Appendix O – Cost Estimates

Contains the detailed cost estimate for each proposed project.

Appendix P – Third Party Drainage

Contains drainage projects that could be implemented by other agencies (MTO, Metrolinx, County, etc.).  This does not commit those agencies to include these projects but are provided as part of the drainage system assessment.

City of Barrie's Growth Forecasts

(Below is the final report on the growth forecasts for the City of Barrie prepared by Watson and Associates

Master Plan Update: Transportation                

Status: The Notice of Study Commencement was published in August and September of 2017.  A Public Information Centre (PIC) was held on November 13, 2018.  Final Draft report is now available on the website (below). Barrie City Council endorsed the Master Plans on May 13, 2019. The staff report from that meeting is available - see Legistar for details on the amendment made by City Council.

Notice of Completion was issued for the Master Plans:
     Notice of Completion
     List of Schedule B Projects

Consultant:  The City has retained the consulting firm WSP to complete this study.

Study Level: Municipal Class EA – Master Planning Process, Approach #2

Purpose: The Transportation Master Plan has:

  • Reviewed existing conditions;
  • Identified transportation improvements, including road widenings and active transportation/transit improvements, to accommodate growth;
  • Identified and assessed alternatives based on modal split and identify a preferred alternative solution; and
  • Developed a long-range implementation plan to 2041.

The study area encompasses all of Barrie.

Scope: The TMP Update is being conducted in accordance with Approach #2 of the Master Plan process as prescribed in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) document for municipal road projects.  The Master Plan Update will address Phases 1 and 2 of the five-phase Municipal Class EA Process.

Key Considerations: Developing plans to increase active transportation and transit use, improve options to keep Barrie moving during planned growth, and developing comprehensive, environmentally sound solutions.

Final Draft Transportation Master Plan:

If you have any trouble accessing the documents, please contact Tom Reeve.

June Revision: 
With the acceptance at council, the TMP revision has been updated to Final.

Document Description
ReportThis section is the main body of the report containing a summary of the analysis and recommendation for the TMP.
Appendix A - TransitThe analysis and recommendations for transit services and infrastructure.
Appendix B – Active TransportationThe Active Transportation Strategy outlines the strategic and infrastructure recommendations for walking, cycling and other active transportation for the City.
Appendix C – TrailsThe Trails Master Plan outlines the recommended plan for recreational trails in the City of Barrie
Appendix D – Rail CrossingsThis appendix contains the analysis of rail crossings for locations where the City roads cross rail lines.

Appendix E – Emme modeling

2016 Emme Plots

This section contains the computer modeling of the traffic for existing and future scenarios.
Appendix F – 2014 MMATMP StudyA summary of the key sections of the 2014 MP
Appendix G - ConsultationDocumentation of the consultation preformed as part of this study.
Appendix H - CostingA summary of all the costs estimation procedures and total costs.
Appendix I – Class EA SchedulesA list of the recommended projects and their Class EA Schedule.

​City of Barrie's Growth Forecasts

(Below is the final report on the growth forecasts for the City of Barrie prepared by Watson and Associates)

Previous Master Plan: The previous Master Plan documents can be found here

2014 Master Plans

Consultation Report: Infrastructure Master Plans Municipal Class Environment Assessment
Drainage & Stormwater Management Master Plan

This plan provides guidance on stormwater and drainage management by developing and evaluating various stormwater management and servicing strategies. It recommends the preferred approach for the secondary plan areas.

It allows future development to meet the objectives of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan and addresses, monitors and documents phosphorus reduction at existing stormwater management ponds. The plan also identifies the drainage and stormwater management requirements of the Study Area, provides recommendations for preliminary servicing options included in the secondary planning process, and finalizes the preliminary drainage and stormwater management concept for the secondary plan.

Final Report: October 2013

Appendices:
ABC-Part 1C-Part 2DEF-Part 1F-Part 2F-Part 3GHIJ

Figures:
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5
Executive SummaryStudy Area

Assessment of Stormwater Management Facilities to Reduce Phosphorus Discharges
Technical Memo
Appendices:
ABCDE1E2E3E4E5E6E7F1F2F3G
Drawings; Matrix 1

Wastewater Collection Master Plan

This plan looks at the trunk collection system required to convey the wastewater from the annexed area to the City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility. It identifies and evaluates the phased wastewater collection system requirements of the Study Area, and provides preliminary servicing alternatives for the draft secondary planning option.

It finalizes the preliminary wastewater collection system concept for the preferred secondary plan alternative and addresses the requirements of Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class EA process and the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan policies for the greenfield development within the annexed lands.

Final Report

Appendices:  A B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 C D E F G H

Wastewater Treatment Master Plan

This plan identifies and evaluates the wastewater treatment and biosolids management requirements of the Study Area, and provides recommendations for wastewater treatment facilities and biosolids management alternative solutions included in the secondary planning process.

It also finalizes the recommended wastewater treatment facilities and biosolids management alternative solutions to meet the projected growth and addresses the requirements of Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class EA process and the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan policies.

Final Report (October 2013) by page number:
1–98 99–122 123–166 167–253 254 255–324

Biosolids Management
Draft Final Report - February 2013

Water Supply Master Plan

This plan identifies the water supply requirements of the Study Area, and provides recommendations for preliminary servicing options included in the secondary planning process. It also finalizes the water supply requirements and phasing for the projected growth and addresses the requirements of Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment studies and the policies of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.

Final Report: October 2013

Water Storage & Distribution Master Plan

This plan addresses expansion of the City of Barrie water storage and distribution system to serve the demands of greenfield development in the annexed area. It identifies and evaluates the water storage and distribution requirements of the Study Area and provides recommendations for preliminary servicing options included in the secondary planning process.

It finalizes the preliminary water storage and distribution system concept for the preferred secondary plan alternative and addresses the requirements of Phases 1 & 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment studies and the policies of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan.

Final Report
Appendices:
A1A2BCDEFG1G2H1H2I1I2J1J2K1K2LMN

Multi-Modal Active Transportation Master Plan

The Multi-Modal Active Transportation (MMAT) Master Plan addresses the policies of the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, and the transportation network needs forecasted for the period 2011 – 2031.

It provides recommendations for system alternatives included in the secondary planning process, which minimizes travel demand and automobile-dependence by supporting walking, cycling and transit use and the inclusion of Active Transportation polices. It also finalizes the MMAT System for the preferred secondary plan alternative and addresses the requirements of Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment studies.

Final Report: January 2014 by page number:
1–70 71–140 141–208

Appendices (and assoc. pages numbers)
A to CDE (pages 1–200)E (201–412)F (1–30)F (31–76)F (77–80)F (81-84)F (85–180)F (181–230)F (231–246)F (247–253)F (254–261)F (262–268)F (269–298)G (1–29)G (30–172)H (1–90)H (91–200)H (201–284); I to MN to R


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