Information regarding automated speed enforcement (photo radar)

Automated speed enforcement (photo radar) is an automated system that uses a camera and a speed measurement device to detect and capture images of vehicles travelling in excess of the posted speed limit. It is focused on altering driver behaviour to decrease speeding and increase safety, and is designed to work in tandem with other methods and strategies, including engineering measures, education initiatives and traditional police enforcement.

Below is a timeline of activities related to photo radar, including provincial procedure/regulation announcements & next steps for Haldimand County:


May 2017

  • The province passed Bill 65, the Safer School Zones Act, which provided the necessary legislative framework for automated speed enforcement.

December 2019

  • The necessary regulations amending the Highway Traffic Act were passed allowing the use of automated speed enforcement by municipalities.
  • Photo radar can now be used in designated School Zones and Community Safety Zones, both of which need to be established through municipal by-laws.
  • The Ministry of Transportation will be providing additional details in the near future to clarify the types of automated speed enforcement technology that may be used by municipalities and a description of enforcement procedures for any resulting Provincial Offences Act charges.


  • Staff will report back to Council in 2020 on the use of automated speed enforcement in school and community safety zones as well as associated fiscal, operational and administrative impacts.


  • Based on the need to address fiscal, operational and administrative impacts it is expected that photo radar will be available for deployment in the County in 2021.




Notice Of Completion: Schedule B – Municipal Class Environmental Assessment – Townline Road Bridge

Haldimand County is studying alternative solutions for Townline Road Bridge, which spans Oswego Creek on Haldimand-Dunnville Townline Rd. approximately 85m south of Townline Road East in Haldimand County. The preferred solution is to replace the structure. 

View the Townline Bridge replacement draft drawing.

This project is being planned under ‘Schedule B’ of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment. Subject to comments received as a result of this Notice, and the receipt of necessary approvals, Haldimand County intends to proceed with the design and construction of this project.

A copy of the Project File is available for public viewing online on the County website, on, and at Haldimand County’s Cayuga & Caledonia administration offices.

View the project file here. 

Interested persons should provide written comment on the project to the Project Team within 30 calendar days from the date of this Notice.

Lloyd Rollinson
Project Manager, Municipal Infrastructure – Haldimand County
Phone:  (905) 318-5932 x6406

A. Ryan Elliott, P.Eng., BDS
Head of Structural Engineering – G. Douglas Vallee Limited Consulting Engineers & Architect
Phone:  (519) 426-6270

If concerns arise regarding this project, which cannot be resolved in discussion with the municipality, a person or party may request that the Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks to order a change in the project status and require a higher level of assessment under an individual Environmental Assessment process (referred to as a Part II Order). Reasons must be provided for the request. Requests must be received by the Minister within 30 calendar days of this Notice. A copy of the request must also be sent to the County. If there is no “request” received by January 31, 2020 the County will proceed with design and construction.

Minister, Ministry of the Environment Conservation & Parks
Ferguson Block, 77 Wellesley St.W., 11th Floor
Toronto, ON M7A 2T5

Director, Environmental Assessment & Permissions
Ministry of the Environment Conservation & Parks
135 St.Clair Ave W., 1st Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 1P5

For further information regarding Municipal Class Environmental Assessments and Part II Order Requests:

This Notice issued for publication December 2, 2019.