Commuter Parking Lot Expansion

at the Highway 416 and Brophy Drive Interchange

(GWP 4168-15-00)

The Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO) is undertaking a Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for the expansion of an existing commuter parking lot at the Highway 416 and Brophy Drive interchange in the City of Ottawa. Stantec Consulting Limited (Stantec) was retained by the MTO to complete the Detail Design and Class EA Study for this assignment.

You are encouraged to participate in the study and to provide comments in writing to the project team. If you wish to have your name added to the project mailing list contact the project team.


About the Project

This Detail Design and Class EA Study includes the expansion of an existing commuter parking lot at Highway 416 and Brophy Drive/Bankfield Road in the City of Ottawa.

The existing commuter parking lot is located just west of Highway 416 on the north side of Brophy Drive and has a capacity of approximately 30 standard parking spaces.

The Recommended Plan identified during Preliminary Design includes the following:

  • Expansion of the commuter parking lot to approximately 67 standard parking spaces, three barrier free spaces, and two van spaces
  • Illumination and signage improvements

The details of the proposed work will be further developed as the Detail Design progresses, and will be available on this website for review.

Contact the project team if you wish to submit questions or comments.

About the Study

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) provides a decision-making process to make sure that all relevant engineering and environmental factors are considered in the planning and design of transportation facilities (Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for Provincial Transportation Facilities, 2000). The present study is a Detail Design and Class Environmental Assessment Study undertaken as a Group ‘C’ project.

Group ‘C’ projects include improvements to service, maintenance, and operations for existing provincial transportation facilities that do not involve major footprint impacts, or significant increases to traffic and/or truck layover capacity. Group ‘C’ projects are considered approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, subject to compliance with the Class EA and the application of mitigation measures where necessary. An Environmental Screening Document (ESD) fulfills the documentation requirements of the Class EA process for a Group ‘C’ project. The ESD will be filed with the MTO for their records at the end of the Detail Design study. There is no formal review period for the ESD.

The ESD will be prepared to document the following:

  • The detailed description of the recommended plan
  • A full description of the consultation program
  • Identification of all project approvals, licenses and permits that have been or must be obtained
  • Environmental impacts, mitigation, and protection measures that will be implemented
  • Commitments to future work

Detailed information regarding the MTO Class EA and Ontario EA Act is available under Documentation


Agency and public consultation will take place throughout the Detail Design and Class EA Study. The Consultation Plan will include:

  • Notice of Detail Design Study Commencement
  • Consultation with regulatory agencies
  • Communication with Indigenous and Métis Groups
  • Communication with property owners, residents, and businesses in the study area

All notices will be published in the following local newspapers:

  • Nepean/Barrhaven News (in English)
  • Stittsville News (in English)
  • Ottawa Le Droit (in French)

The notices and project materials will also be posted in Documentation and sent directly to all contacts on the project mailing list.

Stakeholder input will be incorporated into the project findings and recommendations as appropriate.


To provide your comments or make a request to be added to the project mailing list, email the project team at [email protected], or use the contact form.


Contact form

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy

Comments and information regarding this study are being collected to satisfy the requirements of the Environmental Assessment Act, and in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All comments will be maintained on file for use during the study and, with the exception of personal information, may be included in study documentation and become part of the public record. 

Please let us know if you have any accessibility requirements to participate in this study.
Appelez Angelo Renon pour des informations en français.  tel: 613-722-4420 (à frais virés)