Public engagement has been an essential part of the development of the Capital Line South extension. The City undertook public engagement programs for the Capital Line South Concept Plan (2008) and preliminary design (2010). Further public engagement was completed between 2017-2018. Feedback from this engagement helped shape the recommendations in the Capital Line proposed Concept Plans and Crossing Assessments report and the preliminary design update. The City held final public information sessions September 2018 and January of 2020 to learn more about the public preferences about the plan for the Heritage Valley Trail and Ellerslie Road intersection.
The public information and engagement sessions were supported by early online engagement through the City’s website, direct outreach to key stakeholders, a number of pop-up events at locations along the corridor and a final online public survey. The public provided input to the project team on the presented options shown for the project, and discussed issues and impacts. Public feedback also helped shape the look and feel of certain design elements. You can find more information about the public engagement sessions in the sections below.