Environmental Assessments - Casablanca Blvd. and Livingston Ave. Extension
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About the Project

Niagara Region has completed the Schedule 'C' Environmental Assessment to examine the need and feasibility for widening, intersection improvements, and active transportation improvements to Casablanca Blvd. between the North Service Rd. and Main St. West in Grimsby. This includes segments of Livingston Ave. and the South Service Rd. adjacent to Casablanca Blvd.

The key objectives of the assessment are to address the transportation needs for the Casablanca Blvd. corridor to the year 2041, and provide access to the planned Grimsby GO Transit Station via the South Service Rd. and through a south access on Livingston Ave.

Environmental Assessment Process

Niagara Region has conducted two Municipal Class Environmental Assessments to assess the improvements needed for key transportation routes in the vicinity of the future Grimsby GO Transit Station set to open in 2021. The road corridors studied were:

  • Casablanca Blvd. and GO Station Access (from North Service Rd. to Main St.) and access to Region-owned lands on the south side of the CN rail line off of Livingston Ave.
  • Livingston Ave. extension from west of Emily St. to Main St.

These two studies build on the work done as part of the Grimsby Secondary Plan and the Region's Transportation Master Plan. They are being completed under Schedule 'C' of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Act.

The two studies are being carried out separately; however are closely related in terms of their adjacent location in the transportation network and as complementary and connecting road corridors. As such, the early work, including public engagement, are being done together due to significant overlap and for scheduling and resource efficiencies.

The Region is working in tandem with the Town of Grimsby, local community and Provincial agencies to identify and implement the right solutions for these two transportation corridors.


Project Timeline

june 2018 - Completed
Public information centre #1

summer 2018 - Completed
Evaluation and refinement of the alternative solutions based on the established criteria

january 2019 - Completed
Public information centre #2

march 2019 - completed
File environmental study report for public review and comment



Carolyn Ryall
Director, Transportation Services
905-980-6000 ext. 3620
Email Carolyn Ryall

Public Engagement

Public engagement was an important part of this environmental assessment.

In total, Niagara Region hosted a total of two information and workshop sessions.

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