Northwest Greater Toronto Area joint corridor identification study announced
February 15, 2018
The IESO and the Ministry of Transportation have announced a joint corridor identification study on a proposed land corridor in the Northwest Greater Toronto Area (NW GTA). The purpose of this study is to identify land to be protected for future multi-purpose linear infrastructure (such as transmission lines and transportation infrastructure) to ensure it can be accommodated if and when the need arises. The anticipated long-term need for new transmission in the NW GTA has been documented by the IESO through submission to official plans and the regional planning process, and has been highlighted in the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan. Although the area of study is primarily centered in the GTA West planning region, parts extend into GTA North.
The study will be conducted in phases, is expected to be complete within nine to 12 months, and will include opportunities for engagement by stakeholders and communities. For further information, please visit the website for the study on the Ministry of Transportation’s Northwest GTA Corridor Identification Study webpage.