West London Dyke Master Repair Plan
The West London Dyke is approximately 2,300 m long and runs along the west bank of the north branch of the Thames River extending north of Oxford Street to the Forks of the Thames River and then along the north bank of the main branch to the west of the Wharncliffe Road Bridge and terminating in Cavendish Park. The West London Dyke is primarily an engineered structure which protects life and property during periods of extreme river flows. The City of London owns the dyke and through an agreement, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority (UTRCA) undertakes major maintenance activities.
The UTRCA retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. in 2009 to complete a Master Repair Plan covering the next 20-year period to address aging infrastructure, flood protection, public use, and integration of other City initiatives. The study was placed on hold in early 2013 pending updates to flood elevation information. Having incorporated the updated flood elevations, the Master Repair Plan has now been completed.
This study was conducted as a Master Plan (Phases 1 and 2) under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (Municipal Engineer’s Association, as amended in June 2007 and 2011). Under this process, First Nations, agency and public input was invited through three public information centres for incorporation into the planning and design for this study. This Notice hereby serves as the Notice of Completion for the Schedule B projects identified within the Master Repair Plan. Potential Schedule C projects identified within the Master Repair Plan will be subject to further evaluation and consultation.
The Master Repair Plan has been completed and is posted below for review. Interested persons may provide written comment to the individuals listed on the Notice of Completion within the public review period from February 25, 2016 to March 29, 2016.
Notice of Completion
Main Report (including table of contents)
Appendix 1.1: 2007 Amenity Master Plan
Appendix 2.1: Contact List
Appendix 2.2: Agency and Stakeholder Responses
Appendix 2.3: Aboriginal Consultation Log
Appendix 2.4: Aboriginal Consultation Responses
Appendix 2.5: Public Information Centre 1
Appendix 2.6: Public Information Centre 2
Appendix 2.7: Public Information Centre 3
Appendix 2.8: Notices
Appendix 4.1: West London Dyke Plan and Profile Drawings
Appendix 6.1: Cultural Heritage Evaluation Report
Appendix 6.2: Stage 1 Archaeological Assessment Report
Public Information Centres during the Project
Two Public Information Centres (PIC) were held prior to 2013 to solicit public input (see the poster boards for PIC 1 and PIC 2). The study was placed on hold in early 2013 pending updates to flood elevation information. The third and final Public Information Centre was held on September 10, 2015 (see the notice, poster boards and comment form for PIC 3).