Downtown Bus Terminal Relocation

The Study

The City of Sault Ste Marie has initiated a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) in accordance with Ontario Regulation 231/08: Transit Projects and Metrolinx undertakings to evaluate the potential of relocation of the Downtown Bus Terminal in Sault Ste. Marie.

The Transit Terminal is the main starting and end locations of all public transit bus routes within the City of Sault. Ste. Marie. There are increasing concerns about public safety, operational presence and accessibility at the existing Terminal located at the corner of Queen Street and Denis Street.  This building has reached the end of its useful life and the City is considering relocating the terminal to 111 Huron Street with the goal of improving communication, accessibility, operational efficiencies, and oversight at the Terminal.

The Process

A key component of the planning process under the Environmental Assessment Act as stipulated in Ontario Regulation 231/08: Transit Projects and Metrolinx Undertakings will be consultation with interested stakeholders (public and review agencies). A Public Information Centre (PIC) will be held in the coming weeks to consult with interested parties on the project, the environmental impacts of any relation and the identification of reasonable measures to mitigate potential adverse impacts.

How to Get Involved

Public consultation is invited and encouraged. The City of Sault Ste Marie wants to ensure that anyone interested in this study has the opportunity to get involved and provide input. To get involved in the study you can contact us at any time to express your interest and to be added to the study contact list, or interested persons can attend the PIC once scheduled. The initial contact list includes all property owners adjacent to the existing downtown bus terminal and proposed terminal location.

We will be holding two (2) Virtual Public Information Centres where consultants and municipal staff will be available to discuss the opportunity of moving the terminal facility, and to get input from the public and regulatory agencies.

The Virtual information sessions will be held on:

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Depending on public interest, additional information centres may be scheduled. To register to attend one of the Information Centres, please contact Mr. John McDonald of TULLOCH Engineering and further details will be provided.
For more information, please contact:

John McDonald, P.Eng.
Tulloch Engineering
71 Black Rd Unit 8
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6B 0A3
(705) 949-1457

Brent Lamming
City of Sault Ste. Marie
99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 5X6
(705) 759-5314

Information will be collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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