Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment

Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management

The City of Toronto has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to identify a preferred approach to managing biosolids from the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant (HCTP). 

To learn more about the approach that will be used by the City's project team to engage the public and other stakeholders throughout the EA, view the Communications and Consultation Plan.



 

News & Updates

Thank you for your ongoing participation in the Highland Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Management study.  Please be advised that the commenting period for Public Information Centre #3 will close at the end of day on Friday, January 15, 2016.

 

Biosolids are stabilized organic materials generated from the wastewater treatment process.  Approximately 40,000 wet tonnes of biosolids are generated per year at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant.

Biosolids are managed at the plant using two multiple hearth incinerators.  As this equipment is nearing the end of its service life, a management approach is required to provide long term reliability.

Health Impact Assessment (HIA)

As part of this Class EA, a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) will be completed to provide information on the potential health effects (positive or negative in the local community. 

HIA Stakeholder Meeting #2

The second meeting of the Stakeholder Group was held on June 11, 2015 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm. The purpose of the meeting was to present preliminary results of the HIA and to solicit input on recommendations to enhance the findings of the assessment. 
View Meeting No. 2 Meeting Notes

HIA Stakeholder Meeting #1

A Stakeholder Group was formed for the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that is underway.

The first meeting of the Stakeholder Group was held on November 12, 2014 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the Royal Canadian Legion located at 45 Lawson Road.  The purpose of the meeting was to identify health issues of importance to the HIA Stakeholder Group and prioritize health impacts that will be explored in the Health Impact Assessment being undertaken as part of this Class EA.

The following organizations participated in the first HIA meeting:

Organization Name
Centennial Community and Recreation Association
Coronation Community Association
Highland Creek Community Association
West Rouge Community Association
Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee (NLC)
Local Immigration Partnership, TO East
Toronto District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
Community Health Office (TPH)
East Scarborough Boys & Girls Club
Toronto Region Conservation Authority
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Open Policy Ontario

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Public Information Centres

Public Information Centre #3

Public Feedback from PIC #3

View meeting minutes

Public Information Centre #2

Public Feedback from PIC #2
View meeting minutes
View summary of public comments and responses.

Public Information Centre #1



Public Feedback from PIC #1
View summary of public comments and responses.
TEA comments and responses

Additional Communications

Memo to Councillor Ainslie's Office

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Reports

Human Health Risk Assessment  (originally Technical Memo #8)
Health Impact Assessment Report  (originally Technical Memos #7,9,10,11)
Air Quality Impact Assessment Report (originally Technical Memo #5)

Clarification - GHG Emissions for Alternative #1

Technical Memorandums

Technical Memo #1 - Current Biosolids Management, Future Needs and Problem/Opportunity Statement
Technical Memo #2 - Long List of Biosolids Management Options: Final
Technical Memo #3  – Transportation Mode & Route Analysis
Technical Memo #4 - Short Listed Biosolids Management Alternatives
Technical Memo #6 – Noise Analysis
Technical Memo #12- Evaluation Methodology
Technical Memo #13-  Detailed Evaluation of Biosolids Management Alternatives

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