Community Consultation Items


The Municipality of Port Hope has a comprehensive Community Consultation policy outlining a three-level approach and step-by-step process for public participation. The policy provides a framework by which Municipal Staff may assess the level of community input applicable to a particular project or initiative and provides for public input into the municipal decision-making process in an inclusive, effective manner.

Download our Community Consultation Policy - By-law 56/2011

Once a consultation is complete, that section is removed from this page and the final documentation, if applicable, is posted under Municipal Publications.

For more information on the Community Consultation process contact

Personal information is being collected on this form under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Please note that personal information provided will form part of the public record and is public information that may be published as part of Council agenda / public consultation processes. Questions about the collection of personal information may be directed to the Municipal FOI Coordinator at 905.885.4544 Ext. 2231.

Current Community Consultation Items

Each heading links to the details on that project/initiative


Replacement of the Barrett Street Bailey Bridge

Contact: Jeanette Davidson, C.E.T., Engineering Services Technician or 905.885.2431


The Municipality of Port Hope has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate alternatives for the replacement of the Barrett Street Bridge, located on Barrett Street just east of Cavan Street over the Ganaraska River. The existing single span, single lane Bailey Bridge is nearing the end of its lifespan and the Municipality has undertaken the planning process for its eventual replacement. 

This project has been planned in accordance with the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Manual, October 2000, as amended in 2007 as a Schedule “B” undertaking.  Various alternatives for the structure replacement have been analyzed and evaluated based on feasible engineering technologies, public safety and natural, social, economic and cultural environments.  Public and agency consultation is an important component of the Environmental Assessment process.  Two (2) Public Information Centres were held where options for the bridge replacement were presented to the public.

Following a review of the designs provided and input received from the public and regulatory agencies, the Municipality of Port Hope has decided that they will be proceeding with the following preferred solution approach.  If funding is secured for the project via a provincial and/or federal funding program, or by some other means, the Municipality would proceed with Option No.3, Concrete Rigid Frame Two Lane Bridge, as they feel that it is the most suitable option, if sufficient funds are made available.

If funding is not secured as part of a provincial and/or federal grant program, and sufficient funds are not available, then the Municipality would proceed with the implementation of Option No.2, Pre-Engineered Steel Truss with Concrete Deck – Single Lane Bridge as this is a more cost effective solution if alternative funds are not made available.

An EA Summary Report is now available for public review and comment at the Municipality of Port Hope’s office located at 56 Queen Street from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. 

For further information, please contact the individuals listed below: 

Matt MacDonald, P.Eng.
Project Manager
G.D. Jewell Engineering Inc.
1 - 71 Millenium Parkway
Belleville, ON K8N 4Z5


Jeanette Davidson, C.E.T.
Engineering Services Technician
Municipality of Port Hope
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z9
905.885.2431 ext. 2516

Please provide written comment to the addresses above on the proposal within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice. 

If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the Municipality, a person or party 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 environment assessments.  Requests must be received by the Minister at the address below by May 19th, 2015.  A copy of this request must also be sent to the individuals listed above.  If there is no request received, the project will proceed to design and construction as presented.

Hon. Glen R. Murray
Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
77 Wellesley Street West
11th Floor, Ferguson Block
Toronto,  ON M7A 2T5

This Notice issued April 16th, 2015.


ENTECH-REM - Land Use Application Process

Contact: Sue Bernardi, Director of Corporate Services/Clerk or 905.885.4544

The Ontario Municipal Board will be conducting a one (1) day prehearing conference pertaining to the Refusal of request by the Municipality of Port Hope for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to permit the development of a power generation facility with accessory waste management and recycling facility components at 1516 Wesleyville Road (1804837 Ontario Inc. - Bill Oates).

The prehearing conference will be held on Tuesday March 17, 2015 at the Town Park Recreation Centre, 62 McCaul Street in Port Hope commencing at 10:00 a.m. Download the official notice here

Historical documents passed by Council:

Port Hope Police Facility Construction (Fire Station Location Study)

Contact: Jim Wheeler, Director of Fire & Emergency Services or 905.753.2230

Bryant Wood,Chief of Police or 905.885.8123

In 2012 the MMM Group was contracted to complete a Station Location Study to analyze existing station locations and identify potential opportunities for more efficient use of the station facilities while meeting the objectives identified in the 2007 Master Plan. MMM Group analyzed current response times, examined all existing facilities, interviewed Fire Service Senior Officers, and factored in current and future demographics and projected growth. Ontario Fire Marshal’s response guidelines and NFPA response and staffing guidelines were used to confirm appropriate emergency response times. All volunteer firefighters and officers were invited to provide input during the process.

In September 2013, Port Hope Council approved the two-station model for Fire and Emergency Services including the construction of a new joint Police/Fire facility as recommended in the Fire Station Location Study.

In December 2013, land was purchased for the new facility at Fox Road/Pemberton Drive. A Joint Police/Fire Services Facility Working Group was appointed to assist staff in the oversight of the project in December 2013. 

In August 2014, Port Hope Council voted not to award a contract for construction of a joint police/fire facility and directed Staff to bring forward the necessary information to proceed with the construction of a Police-only building.

In February 2014, Council confirmed the engagement of Barry Bryan Associates for Architectural and Engineering Design Services of the new Police-only facility. Construction began in October 2014 and is expected to be complete by September 2015.

Fire Station Location Study

Media Releases

Municipal Official Plan Review 2014

Contact: Theodhora Merepeza, Municipal Planner  or 905.885.2431, Ext. 2507

Municipal Council has Adopted Official Plan Amendment No. 7 to update the Official Plan resulting from the OP Review process.

Notice of Adoption of Amendment No. 7.

By-law to adopt Official Plan Amendment No. 7 to the Official Plan for the Municipality of Port Hope, to upgrade the Official Plan document, pertaining to all lands within the Municipality of Port Hope.

The Municipality of Port Hope has initiated the legislated review of its Official Plan pursuant to the requirements of Section 17 and 26 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, as amended. This is a five-year review which serves to update the Plan to be consistent with newer Provincial policies, as well as address any issues in the current Plan. A large aspect of this review will be looking at tools that will help revitalize parts of the Municipality, such as the downtown and waterfront areas.

Links to the existing Official Plan, background staff reports, the RFP for the project, the updated Workplan for the Official Plan review, and public notices are located at the bottom of this section.

In order to conduct the review on a timely basis, the Municipality of Port Hope has hired FOTENN Consultants Inc., to complete a review and update the Municipality of Port Hope Official Plan. A Background Report will be prepared along with an updated Official Plan and Community Improvement Plan. All of these documents and Schedules will be available on the Municipality's website in draft form for the public to review and comment. The public will have several opportunities to review material, provide input and attend community engagement events that will be held throughout the process. If you have any questions or comments about the Official Plan review, please contact the Municipal Planner, Theodhora Merepeza at  or at (905) 885-2431, ext. 2507.

Official Plan Reports

Newspaper Articles

Open Houses/Workshops

Welcome Water Environmental Assessment

Contact: Jeanette Davidson, C.E.T., Engineering Services Technician or 905.885.2431


The Municipality of Port Hope, in conjunction with the Ministry of Transportation, has completed a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to develop a feasible water servicing strategy for properties and residents in the Hamlet of Welcome that have been impacted by historic Ministry of Transportation (MTO) road-salting practices.

This EA study was carried out in accordance with the requirements for Schedule ‘B’ projects as outlined in the Municipal Class EA document, as amended in 2015.  Based on the evaluation of alternatives, and in consideration of public and agency input, the recommended solution includes the extension of the Municipality of Port Hope water distribution system to affected properties via a 150 mm diameter watermain, designed to supply domestic water demands, as follows:

  • Along Fox Road, from the Port Hope water tower to north of Highway 401;
  • Westerly along the north side of the MTO land comprised of the Highway 401 interchange area, from Fox Road to Toronto Road; and
  • Along Toronto Road and County Road 2/Dale Road to service the impacted properties.

By this Notice, the Project File has been prepared and is available on the public record for a 30 calendar day review period, from April 7, 2016, to May 7, 2016, at the following location:

Municipality of Port Hope
Administration/Corporate Services
56 Queen Street
Port Hope, Ontario

Monday to Friday - 8:30 to 4:30

Further information can be obtained by contacting Jeannette Davidson, Municipality of Port Hope by telephone (905) 885-2431, extension 2516, or by email to 

If concerns arise during the review period that cannot be resolved through discussions with the Municipality of Port Hope, a person or party may request in writing that the Minister of Environment and Climate Change make an order for the project to comply with Part II of the Environmental Assessment Act (referred to as a Part II Order).  This request must be received by the Minister within the 30 calendar day review period, at the address listed below and copied to the Director, Environmental Approvals Branch and the Municipality of Port Hope.

  • Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, The Honourable Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, 77 Wellesley Street West, 11th Floor, Ferguson Block, Toronto, ON  M7A 2T5.
  • MOECC Director, Environmental Approvals Branch,135 St. Clair Ave West, 1st Floor, Toronto, ON M4V 1P5.
  • Municipality of Port Hope, Attn: Jeanette Davidson, Engineering Services Division, 56 Queen Street, Port Hope, ON  L1A 3Z9.

If no request is received by May 7, 2016, the detailed design and construction of the Preferred Solution as outlined in the Project File will proceed.