Public Notice

Chiller and Cooling Tower Replacement – Public Comments Invited

 

September 16, 2021 – PSPC must determine whether the proposed Chiller and Cooling Tower Replacement, located in Toronto, Ontario is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

To help inform this determination, PSPC is inviting comments from the public respecting that determination. All comments received will be considered public and may be posted online. For more information, individuals should consult the Privacy Notice on the Registry website:

 

https://iaac-aeic.gc.ca/050/evaluations/protection

 

Written comments must be submitted by October 18, 2021 to the contact below. Please include the project title and reference number.

 

Public Services and Procurement Canada

Joseph Nguyen, Environmental Specialist

4900 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario M2N 6A6

Telephone: 437-992-4353

Email: Joseph.Nguyen@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca

 

 

The Proposed Project

 

This project involves the replacement of two chiller units, a roof-top cooling tower to improve  building performance and prolong use of the current cooling system. The work will involve  complete replacement of the chillers and their associated equipment (piping/pumps/ controls/ filtration and treatment systems) housed within the building. The cooling tower that's serves the chillers, located on the roof, will also be replaced and tied into the existing piping. A new  concrete base will be poured for the tower to be placed on. The cooling tower is in proximity to rooftop smokestacks that have been identified to be in use by Chimney Swift, a protected Species at Risk. While the project will not affect the birds or their habitat, the actives involved  have the potential to disturb them. Mitigation measures will be implemented to avoid and reduce any potential disturbance to the birds.

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