Knob Hill Farms Limited - Certificate of property use

Instrument type: Certificate of property use

ERO number
019-5527
Ministry reference number
0836-B7UMUU-1
Notice type
Instrument
Act
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Proposal
Proposal posted
Comment period
May 25, 2022 - July 9, 2022 (45 days) Open
Last updated

This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
July 9, 2022

Proposal summary

The ministry has accepted the risk assessment prepared for the owner, (Knob Hill Farms Limited) for the property (8501 Woodbine Avenue, Markham). The director is considering issuing a Certificate of Property Use (CPU) in relation to the property.

Location details

Site address

8501 Woodbine Avenue
Markham, ON
L3R 2P4
Canada

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Proponent(s)

Knob Hill Farms Limited
124 Merton Street
Suite 506
Toronto, ON
M4S 2Z2
Canada

Proposal details

A risk assessment was undertaken for this property to establish the risks that the contaminants identified in the risk assessment may pose to future users and to identify appropriate risk management measures to be implemented to ensure that the property is suitable for the intended use of residential and/or commercial land use as defined by O. Reg. 153/04 (the "Regulation"), as amended, made under the Environmental Protection Act (the "Act").

The ministry has accepted the risk assessment prepared for the owner for the property.

Based on the documents provided to the ministry as part of the risk assessment reports, the reviewers confirmed that the risk assessment has been conducted in accordance with the Act, the Regulation, and the associated guidance documents.

The director provided the proponent with written Notice of the Director’s Decision to accept the risk assessment relating to the property in accordance with s. 168.5 of the Act on April 26, 2022.

The director is considering issuing a Certificate of Property Use (CPU) in relation to the property. The CPU incorporates the risk management measures proposed in the risk assessment and any additional conditions proposed by the director. A Section 197 Order is included and requires that a certificate be registered on the property title in accordance with section 197 of the Act and that before dealing with the property in any way, a copy of the CPU must be given to any person who will acquire an interest in the property.

The proposed risk management measures include:

  • a restriction on groundwater wells for use as potable water supplies
  • restriction on planting of fruits or vegetables for consumption unless in raised beds or containers
  • a soil management plan

The draft CPU No. #0836-B7UMUU-1, including the Section 197 Order, is provided as a link under the Supporting Materials section of this notice.

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York Durham District Office
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Floor 5
Ajax, ON
L1S 7J5
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Celeste Dugas

Phone number
Office
York Durham District Office
Address

230 Westney Road South
Floor 5
Ajax, ON
L1S 7J5
Canada

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