Meaningful public and other stakeholder consultation is important in shaping the outcome of this study. The Project Team has developed a consultation program that will:

  • Provide stakeholders with access to study information in a timely manner that enables them to provide input and participate in a meaningful way.
  • Engage the broader community, and give consideration to all input and differing points of view.
  • Promote a cooperative and productive consultation environment that recognizes the value of dialogue and that everyone may not agree with every decision.

The consultation program included meetings with municipal staff and Council, emergency service providers, regulatory agencies, transit operators, Indigenous communities and directly impacted members of the public. 

Members of the Project Team are available throughout the study to provide information and receive feedback.  This dialogue is key to meeting our study principles of transparency, openness, traceability, timeliness and accountability.  You can contact a member of the Project Team through the Contact Us section of the website.

Canadian Navigable Waters Act 

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) hereby gives notice that a submission has been added to the Navigable Waters Registry pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for public comment described herein and its site and plans.

Pursuant to paragraph 10(1)(b) of the said Act, The Ministry of Transportation  has deposited with the Minister of Transport, (Owner – Individual or company name) on the on-line Navigable Waters Registry ( and under Registry Number 2245, Application Title: Don Rover Bridge Rehab at Hwy 401.

A description of the following work, includes:

The rehabilitation of the Highway 401 eastbound collector lanes from Avenue Road to Warden Avenue, including the replacement of the Highway 401 Don River East Branch Bridge across the Don River East Branch. The Don River East Branch Crossing is located just east of the Highway 401 and Leslie Street interchange, in the City of Toronto.

Comments regarding the effect of this work on marine navigation can be sent through the Common  Project Search site mentioned above under the Comment section (search by the above-noted Registry Number) or, by sending your comments directly to the Ministry of Transportation, Project Manager by email at

Note that comments will be considered only if they are received not later than 30 days after the publication of this notice.

David Fallows, P. Eng.
Senior Project Engineer

September 17, 2020

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