Studies 

City staff conduct studies to produce research on important topics. Findings are presented to the public and council for consideration.

An environmental assessment is a process to predict environmental effects of proposed initiatives before they are carried out.

Adelaide Street North environmental assessment

The Adelaide Street North Environmental Assessment was initiated to:

  • identify and evaluate a range of alternative solutions to accommodate growing traffic volumes along this corridor, including intersection improvements (particularly at Sunningdale Road), active transportation and transit improvements
  • review and develop a design that will be consistent with the visions and policies of the 2030 Transportation Master Plan

Visit the Adelaide Street North environmental assessment project page

Arva pumping station to Huron Street water transmission master plan

The Arva to Huron water transmission main is a critical and important asset to the City as it is the primary route to provide water to the City of London. This study includes an assessment of the potential need to widen the existing transmission main easement to continue ongoing monitoring of the condition of the watermain and for potential maintenance, repair or replacement of the existing watermain.

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Bostwick Road environmental assessment

The Bostwick Road Environmental Assessment was initiated to consider realigning Bostwick Road west of Wharncliffe Road to increase capacity, accessibility and better serve all areas of the city – changes that were previously recommended by the City’s Transportation Master Plan and the Southwest Area Plan.

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Commissioners Road West Realignment environmental assessment

Through the Commissioners Road West Realignment Environmental Assessment, the project team looked at the possibility of realigning Commissioners Road west at the intersection of Springbank Drive and Byron Baseline Road to Cranbrook Road.

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Dingman Creek environmental assessment

The Dingman Creek subwatershed is located in Middlesex County with 74% of the area within the City of London. The Dingman Creek Environmental Assessment is the most important stormwater study that will be completed by the City for the next 15 years. The recommendations of the Dingman Creek Environmental Assessment are intended to mitigate the impact of future development on water resources and to remediate the subwatershed, with consideration for current and potential flooding, erosion concerns, as well as wildlife/aquatic habitat and natural corridor enhancement.

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Dingman Drive environmental assessment

To better serve the new development, the Dingman Drive Environmental Assessment was initiated to consider improvements to Dingman Drive from Wellington Road to Highway 401 and improvements to the intersection of Dingman Drive and White Oak Road.

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East London sanitary servicing study

The City of London is planning for future growth and development expected on the east end of the City, within the Vauxhall and Pottersburg wastewater treatment plant sewer sheds. 

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Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street Intersection environmental assessment

The Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street Intersection Environmental Assessment explored a variety of planning solutions to address the challenges in the area. Through the Environmental Study Report, several intersection improvements were recommended that aligned with the Transportation Master Plan’s recommendations.

Visit the Fanshawe Park Road and Richmond Street Intersection Environmental Assessment project page

Highbury and Hamilton Road Intersection environmental assessment

The Highbury and Hamilton Road Intersection Environmental Assessment explored a variety of planning solutions to address the challenges in the area. Through the Environmental Study Report, intersection improvements were recommended that aligned with the Transportation Master Plan's recommendations.

Visit the Highbury and Hamilton Road Intersection Environmental Assessment project page

Kilally south, east basin study

This study examines 96 hectares of future development lands in the Kilally neighbourhood in London’s north-east end. This study assesses natural heritage, archeological, geotechnical and hydrogeological site conditions to ensure a holistic stormwater management approach to servicing the area.

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Long term water storage study

The City of London is supplied with water from both the Lake Huron Regional Water Supply System and the Elgin Area Water Supply System (Lake Erie).

To address future water storage needs, the City is undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to determine a preferred site (or sites) for additional water storage to meet future growth and ongoing emergency supply and distribution needs. 

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One River environmental assessment

The One River EA will consider the area historically influenced by the Springbank Dam. This environmental assessment will provide a plan that coordinates critical infrastructure projects in ways that preserve the Thames River for future generations, and allows people of all abilities to enjoy and access this designated Canadian Heritage River. 

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Pottersburg creek trunk sanitary sewer

A portion of the Pottersburg Creek Trunk Sanitary Sewer is in poor condition between the Clarke Road Sanitary Pumping Station and where Pottersburg Creek crosses Dundas Street. Due to accessibility constraints of the existing location of the trunk sewer (located along Pottersburg Creek, and passing through multiple private properties), the City has proposed to realign the Pottersburg Creek Trunk Sanitary Sewer to locate it within City-owned right of way.

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Residual waste disposal strategy

To plan for the future, the City is developing a long term Residual Waste Disposal Strategy. The Strategy involves the development of a long-term plan to manage residual waste and involves completion of an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) as prescribed by the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP). The individual EA requires approval by the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks.

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Resource recovery strategy​​​​

The Resource Recovery Strategy involves the development of a plan to maximize waste reduction, reuse, recycling and resource recovery in an economical viable and environmentally responsible manner.

The 60% Waste Diversion Action Plan is a standalone plan and part of the larger Resource Recovery Strategy. The City’s Action Plan proposes a set of actions to achieve 60% waste diversion of residential waste by the end of 2022.

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Southdale Road West and Bostwick Road environmental assessment

The Southdale Road West and Bostwick Road Environmental Assessment looked at road improvements for Southdale Road West between Pine Valley Boulevard and Colonel Talbot Road. This study also looked at road enhancements to Bostwick Road from Southdale Road West to Pack Road to support future development in that region.

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Southdale Road West and Wickerson Road environmental assessment

The Southdale Road West and Wickerson Road Environmental Assessment explored a variety of planning solutions to address the challenges on Southdale Road West between Boler and Wickerson Roads.

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Sunningdale Road environmental assessment

The Sunningdale Road Environmental Assessment was initiated to explore solutions to address challenges along Sunningdale Road, between Wonderland Road North and Adelaide Street North, including safety, traffic congestion, comfort and convenience, speed and travel time.

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Victoria Bridge environmental assessment

The Victoria Bridge Environmental Assessment was initiated to evaluate rehabilitation or replacement alternatives for the bridge to address its general structure and the need to safely accommodate all road users.

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Victoria Street sewage pumping station

The Victoria Street Sewage Pumping Station is reaching the end of its lifecycle and needs to be replaced.

Some of the alternative solutions being considered are:

  • replacement/upgrade of pumping station components 
  • relocation of the pumping station
  • elimination of the pumping station

Visit the Victoria Street sewage pumping station project page

Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue environmental assessment

The Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue Environmental Assessment was initiated to explore solutions to the challenges in this area, including looking at:

  • pedestrian passage across the Western Road / Sarnia Road intersection
  • curbs on Western Road to improve safety for pedestrians on the sidewalk
  • safe pedestrian passage along Philip Aziz Avenue
  • cycling facilities on Western Road and Philip Aziz Avenue
  • northbound and eastbound intersection turning movement improvements at the Western Road / Sarnia Road intersection
  • the stormwater drainage system on Western Road, including the outlet connecting to the Thames River via Philip Aziz Avenue.

Visit the Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue environmental assessment project page

Wonderland Road environmental assessment​

The Wonderland Road Environmental Assessment was initiated to consider in greater detail:

  • whether Wonderland Road should be widened to six lanes between Southdale and Sarnia Roads
  • appropriate ways to accommodate pedestrian, cyclist, transit and other users.

Visit the Wonderland Road environmental assessment project page

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