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Siting Process


This siting process was developed by Ontario industry-leading experts and included the evaluation of 502 potential sites through a three-screen process, applying over twenty environmental (such as the avoidance of wetlands and floodplains, vulnerable areas under Source Protection, prime agricultural areas, and sensitive receptors) and technical criteria.  A short list of seven sites was presented for public, Aboriginal, and stakeholder consultation in fall 2015, followed by a detailed comparative evaluation completed by the County’s consultant.

Following an exhaustive siting and consultation period, on March 22, 2016, furthering development of a co-located OPF and MMF at 2976 Horseshoe Valley Road West, Springwater, was approved by County Council.

Consultant Siting Reports

Part 1 – OPF - Planning – Siting Methodology and Evaluation Criteria
Part 1 MMF - Planning – Siting Methodology and Evaluation Criteria
Part 2 – OPF - Long List Evaluation
Part 2 MMF - Long List Evaluation
Part 3 OPF and MMF - Short List Evaluation

Revised Siting Criteria Table

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