Notice of Study Commencement


Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study for Killarney Municipal Wharf Improvements


The Municipality of Killarney has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study to improvements to municipal wharf located at 21 Channel Street South in the Village of Killarney. This study is being initiated to address its deteriorating condition and to improve its resilience to elevated lake water levels.


About the Project


The Killarney Municipal Wharf is a centrepiece in the Village of Killarney. The wharf has long been used for commercial fishing operations with a world renown restaurant operating for over 40 years. It has become an active hub for recreational boaters, tourists and local residents.

In 2019 and 2020, areas of the wharf became submerged due to record high water levels, leaving it inaccessible to boaters and visiting tourists. To address this situation, the Municipality completed a Wharf Improvement Study, which led the municipality to initiate the reconstruction of the entire wharf with a higher deck elevation. This study will satisfy the Class EA requirements for the wharf reconstruction.


The study will be conducted as a “Schedule C” project under the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (October 2000, amended 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. Through this Class EA process, the Project Team will evaluate alternative solutions and designs to select a recommended design, all in consultation with the public and regulatory agencies. An Environmental Study Report (ESR) documenting the entire study process will be available for public review at the end of the study.

Image of schematics of the Environmental Study area.

Public participation will be an important part of this Class EA study. Throughout the study, the Project Team will engage various agencies and members of the community and consider their input for any decisions that are made.

Project notices and other information will be made available for download and review at the following webpage:


If you have questions or wish to be added to the project mailing list, please e-mail or contact one of the team members noted below.


Kelly Champaigne
Project Manager
Municipality of Killarney
32 Commissioner Street
Killarney, ON P0M 2A0
Tel: (705) 287-2424


Stephen Ho, M.Eng., P.Eng.
Consultant Project Manager
EXP Services Inc
885 Regent Street, SUITE 3-6A
Sudbury, ON P3E 5M4
Tel: (705) 674-9681


This notice signals the commencement of the Class EA, a study which will define the problem and/or opportunity, identify and evaluate alternative solutions, and determine a preferred design in consultation with regulatory agencies and the public. The study is being undertaken in accordance with the planning and design process for Schedule ‘C’ projects, as outlined in the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment” document (October 2000, amended in 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.

Notice of Collection of Personal Information: Personal information is collected under the authority of the Environmental Assessment Act and will be used in the assessment process. With exception of personal information, all comments shall become part of the public records. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Project Manager listed above.
This notice was first issued on October 28, 2022