Edward Street Staircase

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Welcome to the public engagement page for the Edward Street Staircase project in Port Stanley! This page aims to provide residents and stakeholders with information about the proposed staircase and offer opportunities for engagement and input. The Municipality of Central Elgin, in collaboration with MTE Consultants, is undertaking this project to enhance accessibility and connectivity in the Orchard Beach area, just north of Little Beach.

Consultant's Role

MTE Consultants, a reputable firm with expertise in surveying, tree assessment, geotechnical investigations, and structural design, was entrusted to create a staircase design that meets the requirements of the Ontario Building Code, AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), and the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority.

Design Presentation

On June 12, 2023, MTE Consultants presented their proposed design to the Council. The staircase design presentation can be found starting at the 17-minute mark of the recording.

The Municipality of Central Elgin staff, along with MTE Consultants, is excited to invite the public to an open house in the coming weeks. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to:

  • View the proposed design of the Edward Street Staircase.
  • Engage in constructive discussions with staff and consultants to seek clarifications and ask questions about the project.
  • Share valuable input and suggestions to help shape the final design preparations.


Welcome to the public engagement page for the Edward Street Staircase project in Port Stanley! This page aims to provide residents and stakeholders with information about the proposed staircase and offer opportunities for engagement and input. The Municipality of Central Elgin, in collaboration with MTE Consultants, is undertaking this project to enhance accessibility and connectivity in the Orchard Beach area, just north of Little Beach.

Consultant's Role

MTE Consultants, a reputable firm with expertise in surveying, tree assessment, geotechnical investigations, and structural design, was entrusted to create a staircase design that meets the requirements of the Ontario Building Code, AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act), and the Kettle Creek Conservation Authority.

Design Presentation

On June 12, 2023, MTE Consultants presented their proposed design to the Council. The staircase design presentation can be found starting at the 17-minute mark of the recording.

The Municipality of Central Elgin staff, along with MTE Consultants, is excited to invite the public to an open house in the coming weeks. This event will provide an opportunity for community members to:

  • View the proposed design of the Edward Street Staircase.
  • Engage in constructive discussions with staff and consultants to seek clarifications and ask questions about the project.
  • Share valuable input and suggestions to help shape the final design preparations.
  • Notice of Public Open House! August 28, 2023

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    Municipality of Central Elgin

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

    Edward Street Staircase


    August 28, 2023

    5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Port Stanley Arena & Community Centre

    332 Carlow Road, Port Stanley, Ontario


    The Municipality of Central Elgin (Municipality) hereby notifies and advises all residents and interested parties of an upcoming public open house for the proposed Edward Street Staircase.

    Council Direction and Work to Date

    At a Regular Meeting of Council held January 9, 2023 – Council directed staff to retain a Consultant to complete engineering design of the stairs.

    Staff retained MTE Consultants, who have substantially completed structural and geotechnical design of a proposed staircase connecting Prospect St. to Edward St. located in Orchard Beach, Port Stanley. This work package complies with the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) with opportunities for input from the community.

    Public Open House

    Municipal staff, Council members and MTE Consultant’s will be on hand to answer questions and take public comment with respect to the project. Comments and questions can be made through Central Elgin’s Let’s Talk page from now until August 31st or in person at the open house for Council consideration.

    https://www.letstalkcentralelgin.ca/edward-street-staircase

    Drawings are available on Let’s Talk Central Elgin and will be available for viewing at the public open house.

    Project Location


    Contact Information

    Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the following:

    Municipality of Central Elgin

    Andrew Parker, P.Eng.

    Manager of Capital Projects

    450 Sunset Drive

    St. Thomas, ON N5R 5V1

    T: 519-631-4860, ext. 272

    E: aparker@centralelgin.org


    Consultant

    Brett Thorner, P.Eng.

    Manager, Geotechnical

    MTE Consultants

    123 St. George Street

    London, ON N6A 3A1

    T: 519-204-6510 x2226

    E: bthorner@mte85.com

  • We Want to Hear From You!

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    Would you like to share your comments for this project? We value your input and would be thrilled to hear from you! Please feel free to share your thoughts on this page, and your comments will be included in the project discussions!

  • Updates!

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    Stayed tuned in the next coming weeks for details on our first public open house!

Page last updated: 18 Sep 2023, 11:27 AM