DFO must determine whether the proposed Burlington Light Tower Relocation project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects. 

To help inform this determine, DFO 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:


 Written comments must be submitted by November 2, 2021 to the contact below.  Please include the project title and reference number.

 Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Carrie Jibb, Senior Real Estate Officer

520 Exmouth Street, Sarnia, ON N7T 8B1

Telephone: 226-402-0770

Email: carrie.jibb@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

The Proposed Project:

The Hamilton Oshawa Port Authority (HOPA) is proposing to move the Burlington Canal light tower (currently owned by Fisheries and Oceans Canada) off Federal lands onto lands owned by HOPA.   Work will see the completion of the following activities:

  • The tower will be secured by harnessing and then lifted from its current foundation;
  • The harnessed tower will be secured to a temporary conveyance (rails / rollers / crawler);
  • Once moved to its new location the tower will be fixed to the newly constructed foundation;
  • HOPA will remove or infill the current foundation on Federal lands (which are under the Administration of Public Services and Procurement Canada) and restore the surface to match the surrounding lands

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