Port Lands Soil Recycling Pilot Facility

Join Waterfront Toronto at their public meeting for a presentation to learn more about the soil recycling pilot facility that will guide Waterfront Toronto’s Soils Recycling strategy.

Please join them on:

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Toronto Fire/EMS Training Centre 895 Eastern Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Waterfront Toronto has submitted an application to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) for a Certificate of Approval under Section 27 of the Environmental Protection Act to store, transfer, and process soil at an approximately 8.2 hectare site at 294, 320, and 348 Unwin Avenue. As the first step in the development of a Soil Recycling Facility, Waterfront Toronto is conducting a pilot test to evaluate the technical and economic performance of the soil treatment technologies that may form part of this facility, prior to making any larger-scale commitment.

Revitalization of much of the 800 hectares of the waterfront area depends on the ability to manage soil that has been impacted by former industrial land uses. The Soil Recycling Facility would restore impacted soil to an environmental condition that allows them to be reused in future residential, parkland and commercial areas. The pilot phase of operation proposed for 2010-2011 is a smaller scale facility. The initial pilot phase is planned for approximately 20,000 m3 with a possible 30,000 m3 for phase 2. This smaller scale of operation, using technologies that have been successfully applied in areas such as Europe and the United States, will allow Waterfront Toronto to better assess the effectiveness and economic performance of currently available soil treatment technologies, and allow us to optimize operations before committing to a full scale facility.

Members of the project team will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions.

For information visit www.waterfrontoronto.ca or contact Hanna Rynkiewicz, Communications Coordinator at 416-214-1344, info@waterfrontoronto.ca