MISSISSAUGA, ON. (January 25, 2016) – Construction of a new waterfront conservation area in the Lakeview community is scheduled to begin in mid-2016 via a new construction route just approved by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. The route provides a more streamlined construction process with fewer impacts to the public.

The construction route runs along the eastern boundary of the Ontario Power Generation (OPG) lands, where the Lakeview Power Generating Station once stood. The new route is a welcomed change for many Lakeview residents and visitors to Etobicoke’s Marie Curtis Park. The previous route would have construction access routed through the Arsenal Lands in the southeast corner of Mississauga and a portion of Etobicoke’s Marie Curtis Park. The new route required approval from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change since it involved an amendment to the project’s environmental assessment (originally approved May 27, 2015).

Members of the public and government agencies were given the opportunity to comment on the new route from November 27, 2015 to January 4 2016. All comments received were in support of the revised route.

The effort to construct the new conservation area is called the Lakeview Waterfront Connection. It is a joint project of the Region of Peel, Credit Valley Conservation and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority with ongoing review and support from the cities of Mississauga and Toronto. Learn more about the Lakeview Waterfront Connection at http://lakeviewwaterfrontconnection.ca.

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Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

Media Contact
Jon MacMull
Supervisor, Marketing and Communications
Credit Valley Conservation
905-670-1615 ext. 385
jmacmull@creditvalleyca.ca