Class Environmental Assessment Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant Expansion NOTICE OF FILING OF ADDENDUM

June 9, 2022
Public Works
Raymond A Barker Water Treatment Plant location map

The Town of Collingwood (Town) completed a Master Servicing Plan for Water and Sanitary Servicing (2019) which identified projects required to service future growth along with continuing to service existing residents. A key recommendation from the Master Servicing Plan was the need to expand the existing Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant (WTP) to accommodate future water demands for the Town and its contractual commitments to supply treated water to other municipalities. In August 2019, the Town initiated the planning process to continue with an updated Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to identify and assess options to increase the Town’s water treatment capacity. Based on the scope, this project constituted a Schedule ‘C’ project in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment document. The Class EA was concluded with the finalization of the Environmental Study Report (ESR) in October 2020. 

As the project has moved into the detailed design stage, details have been identified with respect to shoreline protection measures, Phase 1 capacity, and adjustments to project cost. The completion and filing of an addendum to a previously completed Municipal Class EA may be required if there are significant changes to the project. The confirmed requirement for shoreline protection triggers the recommendation for an Addendum to the ESR. An addendum has now been completed to the October 2020 ESR. The Addendum contains details of the shoreline protection work and description of additional design updates. By this Notice, the Addendum is being placed on the public record for a 30-day review period in accordance with the requirements of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Please note that only the changes in the Addendum are open for review. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, the Town intends to proceed with construction of this project. The Addendum is available for review at 

If you would like to submit a comment or to obtain further information on the addendum, please contact Ken Kaden, Project Coordinator of the Town of Collingwood at or (705) 351-2133 by July 8, 2022. In addition, a request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order 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 request should be sent by July 8, 2022 in writing or by email to:

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

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

Requests should also be sent to Ken Kaden of the Town of Collingwood at

Any input received during this process will be maintained on file for use during the project and may be included in project documentation. Information collected will be used in accordance with the 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 was issued on June, 9 2022.