County Road 93 (Penetanguishene Road) Highway 12 to Thompsons Road Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study Notice of Study Completion

Posted on Thursday March 08, 2018

County Road 93 (Penetanguishene Road)

Highway 12 to Thompsons Road

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study

Notice of Study Completion


The County of Simcoe, in partnership with the Towns of Midland and Penetanguishene, is proposing to upgrade County Road 93 (Penetanguishene Road) from Highway 12 in Midland to Thompsons Road in Penetanguishene (the “Study Area”).

The proposed upgrades have been planned within the framework of the Complete Streets concept and in consideration of the natural, socio-economic and heritage environments, the needs of motor vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, County of Simcoe and Town of Midland/Town of Penetanguishene standards, and surface drainage requirements with the objective of providing safe and efficient travel for all road users. 

Proposed Upgrades

Following completion of a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA), the preferred improvements include:

  • Section A: Highway 12 to Yonge Street - provide 1.5 metre paved shoulders on both sides of the road
  • Section B: Yonge Street to St. Andrews Drive - provide 3.0 metre multi-use trails (concrete sidewalks) on both sides of the road to improve pedestrian connectivity and crossing opportunities at key intersections
  • Section C: St. Andrews Drive to Thompsons Road - provide a 3 metre multi-use trail on the east side of the road, separate from the road where not otherwise constrained

Purpose of Notice

The purpose of this notice is to advise the public and stakeholder groups that the Class EA Report detailing the above improvements will be on display during normal business hours at the locations noted below, for the period March 9 to April 9, 2018.  The report will also be available for download on the County and Town websites.  Interested persons are encouraged to review the report and provide written comments to the County within this review period, directed to Paul Murphy (at the address below).


County of Simcoe


Administration Centre

1110 Highway 26

Midhurst, ON   L9X 1N6

(705) 726-9300

1 (866) 896-9300

Town of Midland


Town Hall

575 Dominion Avenue


Public Library

320 King Street

Town of Penetanguishene


Town Hall

10 Robert Street West

Public Library

24 Simcoe Street


If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the County, you may request that the Minister of the Environment make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order), which addresses individual environmental assessments.  Requests are to be submitted to the Minister, and copied to the County, before the end of the review period.  If there is no request received by April 9, 2018, the project may proceed based on the identified preferred solutions.


The Honourable Chris Ballard

Minister of the Environment & Climate Change

77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block

Toronto, Ontario   M7A 2T5