Kirkwall-Hamilton Project

Building our foundation

Project Phase: Regulatory Review

Natural gas demand has increased in Hamilton, as well as the GTA, Ottawa, Quebec and markets further east. To meet that demand, Enbridge Gas is proposing to construct a new 48-inch diameter natural gas pipeline located within the City of Hamilton, generally paralleling our existing Dawn-Parkway natural gas transmission system. About 90 percent of the gas carried in this pipeline will serve the needs of homes and businesses in Ontario.

A preferred route has been chosen for the project which runs next to an existing pipeline corridor that has been maintained safely without negative environmental impact since the first pipeline was installed in the 1950s, through best practice environmental mitigation and restoration plans. Please view the route.

The proposed project will occur between our existing Kirkwall Valve Site, located northeast of the intersection of Safari Road and Valens Road and our Hamilton Valve Site, located east of Highway 6 and north of Carlisle Road.

Our proposed project is subject to Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approval. If approved, construction could begin as early as spring 2021 and be complete by the end of 2021.

In addition to ensuring the continued reliable supply of affordable energy to over 161,000 residential customers and 12,000 commercial and industrial customers in Hamilton, this pipeline will provide $686,000 a year in new tax revenue for Hamilton, that go to emergency responders, recreation, roads and other services and will generate 500 good-paying jobs during construction.

Natural gas can make a significant, affordable and immediate contribution to reducing emissions through new technologies like: carbon-neutral renewable natural gas, low-emission compressed natural gas for transport and proven energy conservation programs.

Commitment to environment

Enbridge Gas is committed to minimizing the effects of our projects and operations on the environment. An Environmental Report has been completed by an independent third party, and in consultation with affected Indigenous communities, landowners, government agencies and others. The report is available to view in the latest updates section of this webpage.

Latest Updates

May 4, 2020 

We’ve asked the OEB for a temporary pause in the regulatory review of this project to give us time to assess any potential impacts to the project as a result of  the COVID-19 pandemic. We continue to advance all other aspects of the project.  The review will take 6-months or less and then we’ll re-evaluate the construction timeline.

January 7, 2020

The project notices of application has been filed with the Ontario Energy Board.

November 4, 2019

The project application has been filed with the Ontario Energy Board. Please view the application.

June 20, 2019

The project's environmental report is available for viewing at the following links. This report will be filed with the Ontario Energy Board, as part of our project application:

May 10, 2019

Thank you to all who attended our second project information session on May 9 in Flamborough. Please view the storyboards.

March 1, 2019

Thank you to all who attended our first project information session on Feb. 27 in Carlisle. For those unable to attend, please view the storyboards from the sessions.