Enbridge Gas Inc. has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for approval to construct approximately 1.9 kilometres of 20-inch diameter and approximately eight metres of 24-inch diameter natural gas pipeline and ancillary facilities in the City of Toronto. Enbridge Gas Inc. has also applied for approval of the form of agreement it offers to landowners to use their land for construction of the proposed pipeline.
Enbridge Gas Inc. says that the proposed pipeline and facilities are required because of the need to relocate a section of the existing pipeline, located on the Keating Railway Bridge, that is in conflict with the construction of Waterfront Toronto’s Port Lands Flood Protection and Enabling Infrastructure Project. Enbridge Gas Inc. says that the proposed pipeline is a critical source of supply to the downtown area.
Enbridge Gas Inc. and Waterfront Toronto have not been able to reach agreement on the proposed relocation alternative and whether Enbridge Gas Inc. or Waterfront Toronto will pay for the cost of the project.