Paardeberg Range Improvements - 4th Canadian Division Training Centre (Meaford)

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing a project. The Paardeberg Anti-Tank range at 4 Canadian Division Training Centre (CDTC) Meaford is 1 of 2 anti-tank facilities used by the Department of National Defence to train Canadian Forces personnel in the province of Ontario. The range is currently not in service, as the range does not meet safety standards and is currently undersized. A combined area of 1,373 or 0.1373ha will be added to the end of the existing range to meet safety standards. The project proposes to clear and grub the range area, excavate the range floor to a depth of 150mm and create a berm at the end of the range, with the excavated material. Following the excavation, granular imported fill will be emplaced, graded, and compacted to create a hard surface across the entirety of the range floor. The range floor will be appropriately shaped to allow for appropriate site drainage. Additional site work includes minor ditching around the perimeter of the range, with rock check dams installed at discharge points, a replacement culvert under the range access road, and a vehicle turnaround area, located southeast of the existing parking lot, as well as emplacement of range markers. Recommended mitigation measures will be implemented throughout the course of the project and until the site has fully stabilized.

Latest update

May 6, 2024— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.



Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
3 Notice of Determination - May 6, 2024
2 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - February 21, 2024
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - May 5, 2023


Capt. Devon Kavka
Department of National Defence
Capt. Devon Kavka, Commanding Officer Real Properties Operations, Section Meaford
RR #1 Meaford 112 Valour Road
Meaford, Ontario N4L 0A1

  • Location

    • 4th Canadian Division Training Centre (Meaford) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Defense and Security
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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