Owen Sound Reinforcement

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Project Phase: In-Service

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To ensure the region continues to have access to affordable natural gas, Enbridge Gas is building up to 36 kilometres of 12-inch diameter natural gas pipeline in the Municipality of West Grey and the Township of Chatsworth.

We're excited about this project. Natural gas improves Ontarians' quality of life and is an affordable and reliable energy source. We have been safely providing natural gas service to homes and businesses in the Owen Sound area for over 60 years.

We will keep you informed

Recent updates

October 27, 2020

The 2020 portion of construction for the Enbridge Gas Owen Sound Reinforcement Project is now complete and in-service.

Enbridge Gas employees, our primary contractor NPL Canada and our subcontractors would like to extend our sincere thank you to residents for your patience and understanding during construction.

Construction clean-up work will continue in 2021, starting in the spring.


May 25, 2020

Please note: 
Concession 4 (Chatsworth) will have ongoing pipeline construction between Grey Road 25 and Grey Road 40 from May-October 2020 This will include lane restrictions and road closures.  
Concession 4 (Chatsworth) between Grey Road 25 and Side Road 8 to be closed from May 27-June 15 for pipeline construction through the Kinghurst Forest ANSI area with local traffic access only.

May 1, 2020

Please see our latest project construction update here.

April 14, 2020

The project has been approved by the Ontario Energy Board. Construction will begin in May. Check back here for regular project updates during construction.

October 9, 2019

We have filed the notice of application for the project with the Ontario Energy Board.

August 29, 2019

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

April 17, 2019

As part of our commitment to keep residents informed about the project, we are pleased to share an update that the project application is scheduled to be filed with the Ontario Energy Board for approval this year, and if approved, to be constructed starting in the spring of 2020 and be in-service by the end of 2020. Construction to create a natural gas custody transfer station on Grey Road 25 near Concession Road 1 (Chatsworth) will continue this year. Please check back here for regular updates as project planning continues. We will keep you informed should any of these timelines change.

Aug. 31, 2018

Please view the project's environmental report.

All environmental report appendices can be found at the links below.

These appendices cover the following areas: all records of consultation; water well records and permit to take water records; archaeological assessment reports; cultural heritage assessment reports; the Fisheries and Oceans Canada agreement related to watercourse crossings for pipeline construction and maintenance; a summary of potential effects, proposed mitigation, net effects and environmental monitoring and contingency measures; and a photomosaic.

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Appendix G

Nov. 30, 2017

We thank all those who attended our open houses. You can review the information boards presented at the open houses.

We value what you have to say about this project. Communicating with affected landowners and local communities will be a priority for us, as it has been on many other projects we've undertaken in Ontario.

When we do begin work experienced pipeline contractors will use as many local resources as practical to build the new section of pipeline. In addition, the local community will benefit from the incremental property taxes that we will pay annually on this new pipeline.

If you have any questions regarding the project we'd be glad to answer them. Reach us at OwenSoundProject@uniongas.com