Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination
Royal Military College Museum – Design Phase

April 22, 2021 — The Department of National Defence must decide whether the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this decision, the Department of National Defence is inviting comments from the public on the project and its potential effects on the environment. All comments received will be considered public. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website.

Written comments must be submitted by May 1, 2021 to:
Andrew Wollin, MASc, P.Eng.
Base Environment Officer, Canadian Forces Base Kingston
Mailing address: 11 Mercury Crescent, Kingston, Ontario K7K 7B4
Email address:

The Proposed Project

The proposed Royal Military College (RMC) Museum Project in Kingston is intended to construct a new building in order to display objects of cultural significance and make these resources available to the public through exhibitions, programming and research. The proposed new facility will have and approximate interior space of 1,920 m2, and an approximate site development area of 9,300 m2. The proposed facility may include exhibition areas, seminar and multi-purpose rooms, office spaces, a gift shop, kitchen, washrooms, storage, and maintenance rooms. This abbreviated environmental effects determination (AEED) encompasses the physical work that may be undertaken during the development and design phase of the project. This AEED does not include the environmental effects of the construction phase of work, which shall be addressed in a separate document. The design phase of work may include topographical surveys, geotechnical drilling investigations, soil and groundwater quality assessments, archaeological assessments, and field surveys for species at risk assessments.

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