Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project Meeting Tomorrow

The TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority) and the City of Toronto are hosting a public meeting for the Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project, Class Environmental Assessment Addendum.

The meeting is set to take place at the Harbourfront Centre – Brigantine Room, November 16th 2017, from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

The session will include information on the Gibraltar Point Project, as well as information on Lake Ontario’s high water level impacts to the Toronto Islands. Members of the public will also have the opportunity to provide feedback on the preferred Gibraltar Point Erosion Control design concept.

In 2004, TRCA initiated the Gibraltar Point Erosion Control Project under the Class EA process (2002).

The preferred alternative identified through the Class EA process was a sand management approach which recognized that some form of offshore structure would likely be required to reduce the volume and frequency of sand required to be placed at Gibraltar Point. The preferred offshore concept developed through the Class EA process was a breakwater.

The project was then granted approval on March 17, 2008. As erosion control measures were not implemented within five years of the approval, an addendum under Section 6.0 of the process is required.

According to TCRA, the objective of this addendum is to reconfirm the understanding of the existing conditions of the shoreline and to ensure that the underlying conditions and results of the 2008 Class EA remain valid.