• Environmental Compliance / Public Work Class Environmental Assessment

    IO provides clear and concise environmental compliance oversight and support as part of the ongoing management of our portfolio of properties.

    Environmental assessment is a planning and decision-making process that we follow for projects that will be undertaken on government property.  This process, described in the Ministry of Infrastructure Public Work Class Environmental Assessment (PDF), sets out how the Ministry of Infrastructure proposes to meet requirements of Ontario’s Environmental Assessment Act.

    As required by this process, we take into account the potential effects of these projects on the environment and when required, consult a variety of stakeholders to identify and resolve issues of concern before making an informed decision about when and if these projects may proceed.

    An environmental assessment report may be required for a project that follows this planning process.  The report describes the project, summarizes the findings of the planning process and stakeholder consultation, and explains plans to lessen and/or monitor potential negative effects on the environment

    Class Environmental Assessment Reports for projects are available for public review and comment within a specified period.

    A Backgrounder provides an overview of the planning process in the Ministry of Infrastructure Public Work Class Environmental Assessment.

    Amendments to General Regulation 334 under the Environmental Assessment Act came into effect on June 12, 2019.  IO has prepared a Public Notice to advise that the amendments exempt undertakings in respect of Government property that consist of a disposition of any interest in land, or a severance of land from the Environmental Assessment Act.  The exemption for severance also means that IO will no longer seek local municipal request/consent for the Crown to sever land in sales transactions with certain third parties (private sector).