The Meritor site, located at 150 Steeles Ave., is undergoing redevelopment. The subject lands are approximately 20.7 hectares in size and are located on the south side of Steeles Avenue. Historically, the property was a large industrial, manufacturing business.

Current site activity

The Town of Milton issued a demolition permit to the site Owner on Oct. 21, 2021, allowing the demolition of the building, removal building materials, and soil remediation where the building was situated. The Town has been working with the Owner to mitigate typical, short-term site works concerns such as traffic, noise and dust.

Soil remediation

There are known contaminants in areas of the site that require remediation. The Owner has applied for staged site alteration permits to remediate the contaminated areas. On Aug. 11, 2022, the Town issued a site alteration permit to begin phase one remediation. This first phase includes:

  • Erosion and sediment control works, including a temporary sediment control pond to control runoff
  • Remediation works, including removal of the contaminated soil to an approved dump site and grading works to facilitate drainage
  • Ongoing soil testing to ensure all contaminated soil has been removed

The second and third phases will be similar to phase one, but will take place within areas of the site that are regulated by Conservation Halton and Halton Region (Regional Natural Heritage System). Therefore, these phases will also require permits from the Region and Conservation Halton.

Additional material (i.e. soil) will not be brought onto the site until fill requirements are determined through the planning application process. 

Site map (remediation phases)

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Traffic, noise, and dust

  • All traffic in and out of the site will use the access from Steeles Avenue
  • A sweeper truck and water truck will be on site to control dust
  • Noise by-law is in effect and must be followed at all times

Redevelopment

The Town’s Official Plan currently designates the subject lands as Business Park Area and Natural Heritage System. Future Planning Act applications will be required to support any proposed changes to land use and the ultimate development concept, which will include public consultation.

In November 2021, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing approved Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 48. The amendment removed the Employment Area designation from the subject lands and applied the Urban Area designation.

At this time (August 2022), there are no development applications for this site. Questions related to future land use should be directed to the developer directly.

Roles and oversight/jurisdiction

The site is situated on lands governed by the Town of Milton, Halton Region and Conservation Halton and owned by the developer.

Town of Milton 

For the Meritor site, it’s the Town of Milton’s responsibility to:

  • Review and issue permits under the Building Code and/or Municipal Act
  • Review and process development applications under the Planning Act
  • Receive and respond to concerns and/or complaints from members of the community
  • Communicate with and direct the developer, when necessary, in response to complaints and/or concerns from members of the community

Halton Region

For the Meritor site, it’s Halton Region’s responsibility to:

  • Review and process development applications under the Planning Act, as it relates to regional interests, the Regional Natural Heritage System, and remediation on the Meritor site

Conservation Halton

For the Meritor site, it’s Conservation Halton’s responsibility to:

  • Provide ecological technical review services for areas regulated by Conservation Halton and for lands within the Natural Heritage System in Halton Region, including an assessment of conformity with the Natural Heritage policies of the Halton Region Official Plan 

Developer

For the Meritor site, it’s the developer’s responsibility to:

  • Conduct site operations in accordance with permits issued by the Town of Milton