Highway 7/12 Alternative Route Environmental Assessment

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Building on the feedback collected from residents through its first two community engagement sessions, the Town of Whitby is now seeking additional input from the community to help finalize its preferred Highway 7/12 Alternative Route in north Whitby.

Earlier in this project, residents were asked to rank their preferred alternative route out of a number of options. For this next round of engagement, you are invited to:

Feedback collected will help inform the next phase of the project, which is to finalize the preliminary design of the preferred alternative route and submit the Environmental Study Report to the Government of Ontario for review.

Have Your Say

Get involved by taking a survey or join an online meeting!

  • Watch our newest video on this project to learn more about where we are at now in our community engagement process as well as the next steps.
  • CLOSED - Community Open House #3 and the second community survey on the Highway 7/12 Alternative Route Project have closed. Thank you to all those who participated. The Town will review the results and provide an update soon.
  • An online meeting was held July 22, 2021. Residents were invited to attend to learn more about the project and to ask the project team questions. To view the recording of the event, click here.

About the Highway 7/12 Alternative Route Environment Assessment Study

As the population grows in Whitby and the Greater Toronto Area, usage of Highway 7 and 12 is increasing. To support the traffic infrastructure needs of the community and accommodate this future growth, the Town has initiated a Provincial Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine an alternative route(s) for provincial traffic that does not go through the Downtown Brooklin area.

The study will evaluate alternative options for the route and recommend a preferred plan to address both the local and provincial traffic needs of the study area.

The Study Design Report was finalized after the first Connect Whitby round of community engagement conducted in June 2020. The report describes the study background, approach, process, alternatives and public consultation program.

This is a map of the preliminary preferred Highway 7/12 alternative route corridor, as determined by the evaluation of the short list of corridors identified during previous community engagement sessions. This is the route corridor being proposed for a new Highway 7/12 highway.

This map shows two possible alignments for the preliminary preferred Highway 7/12 alternative route (Alternative A [more impacts to residential properties] or Alternative A-R [more impacts to farmland and Oak Ridges Moraine]).

This map shows options for the future alignment of Thickson Road with a realigned Baldwin Street.


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

Building on the feedback collected from residents through its first two community engagement sessions, the Town of Whitby is now seeking additional input from the community to help finalize its preferred Highway 7/12 Alternative Route in north Whitby.

Earlier in this project, residents were asked to rank their preferred alternative route out of a number of options. For this next round of engagement, you are invited to:

Feedback collected will help inform the next phase of the project, which is to finalize the preliminary design of the preferred alternative route and submit the Environmental Study Report to the Government of Ontario for review.

Have Your Say

Get involved by taking a survey or join an online meeting!

  • Watch our newest video on this project to learn more about where we are at now in our community engagement process as well as the next steps.
  • CLOSED - Community Open House #3 and the second community survey on the Highway 7/12 Alternative Route Project have closed. Thank you to all those who participated. The Town will review the results and provide an update soon.
  • An online meeting was held July 22, 2021. Residents were invited to attend to learn more about the project and to ask the project team questions. To view the recording of the event, click here.

About the Highway 7/12 Alternative Route Environment Assessment Study

As the population grows in Whitby and the Greater Toronto Area, usage of Highway 7 and 12 is increasing. To support the traffic infrastructure needs of the community and accommodate this future growth, the Town has initiated a Provincial Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to determine an alternative route(s) for provincial traffic that does not go through the Downtown Brooklin area.

The study will evaluate alternative options for the route and recommend a preferred plan to address both the local and provincial traffic needs of the study area.

The Study Design Report was finalized after the first Connect Whitby round of community engagement conducted in June 2020. The report describes the study background, approach, process, alternatives and public consultation program.

This is a map of the preliminary preferred Highway 7/12 alternative route corridor, as determined by the evaluation of the short list of corridors identified during previous community engagement sessions. This is the route corridor being proposed for a new Highway 7/12 highway.

This map shows two possible alignments for the preliminary preferred Highway 7/12 alternative route (Alternative A [more impacts to residential properties] or Alternative A-R [more impacts to farmland and Oak Ridges Moraine]).

This map shows options for the future alignment of Thickson Road with a realigned Baldwin Street.


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