Notice of Completion: Walnut Lane Extension - Kingston Road to Liverpool Road - Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

Posted on Thursday October 20, 2022
Walnut Lane Extension, Study Area Map
Study Area Map

First Issued on: October 20, 2022

The Study

The City of Pickering (City) has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to extend Walnut Lane from the section presently constructed south of Kingston Road, eastward to Liverpool Road (see map). The extension is required to service existing, approved and proposed development in the City Centre and Liverpool neighbourhoods and will accommodate all road users (vehicles, public transit, cyclists and pedestrians). The preferred solution is a central alignment for the Walnut Lane extension and a minimum 36 metre clear span

The Process

The Class EA study follows the Schedule "C" planning process as per the Municipal Engineers Association’s, Municipal Class EA manual (October 2000, amended 2007, 2011 and 2015).

How to Review the Environment Study Report

The Environment Study Report documenting the planning process is available for public review and comment for a period of 30 calendar days starting on October 27, 2022 and ending on November 25, 2022. To facilitate public review of this document, the Environment Study Report is available on the City’s website: Hard copies are also available at the following locations during regular business hours.

Pickering City Hall
Clerks Department 
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON L1V 6K7
Monday to Friday: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm


Pickering Public Library
Central Library
One The Esplanade
Pickering, ON L1V 6K7
Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

All comments and concerns should be sent directly to the City’s Project Manager:

Nadeem Zahoor, P.Eng., M. Eng.
Transportation Engineer
City of Pickering
One The Esplanade
Pickering, Ontario L1V 6K7
Telephone: 905.420.4660 ext. 2213

In addition, a Section 16 Order request may be made to the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks for an order requiring a higher level of study (i.e., requiring an individual/comprehensive EA approval before being able to proceed), or that conditions be imposed (e.g., require further studies), 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. Requests should include the requester contact information and full name. Please visit the ministry’s website for more information on requests for orders under Section 16 of the Environmental Assessment Act at:

The request should be sent in writing or by email by November 25, 2022 to both contacts below. A copy must also be sent to the City of Pickering contact.

Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
777 Bay Street, 5th Floor
Toronto ON M7A 2J3

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

All personal information included in your request – such as name, address, telephone number and property location – is collected, under the authority of Section 30 of the Environmental Assessment Act and is collected and maintained for the purpose of creating a record that is available to the general public. As this information is collected for the purpose of a public record, the protection of personal information provided in the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) does not apply (s.37). Personal information you submit will become part of a public record that is available to the general public unless you request that your personal information remain confidential.