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Natural Environment - Corktown Station

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Key Findings

  • The study area does not feature any provincially or locally significant wetlands, watercourses, Areas of Natural and Scientific Interest, woodlands, valleylands, environmentally significant areas or municipal or conservation authority policy areas.
  • Vegetation within the study area is limited to streetscapes (street trees, treed fence lines, parks or manicured lawns) and planted hedges (hedgerows).
  • The study area provides limited wildlife habitat given its urbanized nature.
  • Several buildings in the study area have been identified as candidate habitat for Common Nighthawk, a Species of Conservation Concern.
  • The following Species at Risk may occur within the study area: Chimney Swift; Eastern Small- footed Myotis; Little Brown Myotis; Northern Long-eared Myotis; and Tri-colored Bat; however, the Corktown Station early works project footprint does not contain habitat for these Species at Risk.

Potential Effects & Mitigation Measures

Potential Effects:

  • Potential removal of/damage to street trees and urban wildlife habitat, including migratory breeding birds.
  • Disturbance or displacement of urban wildlife within the study area.

Mitigation Measures:

  • Sensitive wildlife timing restrictions for early works activities (e.g., removal of vegetation outside of the breeding bird period).
  • Prior to early works activities, a Common Nighthawk (Species of Conservation Concern) candidate nesting habitat survey and nest search for migratory breeding birds will be completed to confirm nesting habitat presence/absence on buildings within the project footprint and, if habitat is found to be present, appropriate mitigation measures will be implemented (e.g., conducting building demolition outside of the breeding bird period).
  • Tree/vegetation removals will be kept to a minimum and limited to within the project footprint.
  • Tree removal compensation will be provided in accordance with the Metrolinx Vegetation Guideline (2020).

North-east view of the Municipal Green P parking lot and trees within the Corktown Station early works project footprint

North-east view of the Municipal Green P parking lot and trees within the Corktown Station early works project footprint.
Source: AECOM, 2021.

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