Brownfield Sites

XCG has completed a wide range of environmental engineering projects for a diverse group of clients across North America. Learn more about the solutions we provide by exploring our project portfolio below.

CPU Implementation

Following the filing of a Record of Site Condition (RSC) for a former industrial property in Guelph, Ontario, by another consultant, XCG was requested to assist with implementation of the Risk Management Measures (RMMs) outlined in the Certificate of Property Use (CPU) issued for the site. RMMs including development and implementation of a Soil and Groundwater Management Plan, documentation of installation of hard and fill caps, and documentation of installation of vapour intrusion mitigation system, as well as monitoring of the vapour system following installation.

Risk Based Investigation and Risk Management Measures Implementation

When a prominent Canadian realty management firm was expanding retail developments in their Hamilton, Ontario retail plaza property, XCG was called to quickly investigate the impacts from a historic dry-cleaning operation that occupied the property circa 1965. The chlorinated volatile organic compound (cVOC) impacts from the former dry-cleaning operations were identified and quantified in soil, bedrock, and groundwater.

Due Diligence Investigations

XCG was retained by an industrial services client to conduct multi-site Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessments (ESA) for due diligence purposes as part of a corporate acquisition of several waste management and processing facilities.

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Building Condition Assessments at 46 Sites in Ontario and Quebec

The Phase I ESAs and BCAs were required to be conducted in the retail/commercial or quick-service restaurant buildings on 46 properties within Ontario and Quebec. Due to the large number of individual sites, all of which were occupied by tenants, project management and communication between all parties was critical to the project success.

Risk Assessment for Residential/Commercial Mixed Use Centre Suites on 3rd Ave.

When redevelopment plans for a former three-storey printing plant building identified the need for a Record of Site Condition (RSC), XCG was called upon to complete the required assessment activities leading up to the RSC. The property was originally developed in 1922 as a major printing factory. When the printing operation moved to a new facility circa 1972, an office conversion occurred in the mid-1970s.

Oshawa Harbour Risk Assessment (2017), City of Oshawa

In the period between 2014 and 2017, XCG was retained by the City of Oshawa to obtain a Record of Site Condition (RSC) for the former Marina Lands and West Wharf Lands located at the southeast corner of Harbour Road and Simcoe Street South (subject site). This former industrial/commercial site is intended to be converted to parkland and therefore triggers the requirement for a RSC.

Environmental Remediation of a Brownfield Site Followed by Restoration After a Fire

XCG was retained to conduct the studies necessary to file Records of Site Condition (RSCs) with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) for a brownfield property in Kingston, Ontario, to allow for a change to residential land use. The property was being redeveloped as a 140-unit student apartment complex.

Former Kaufman Footwear Main Plant

XCG conducted a comprehensive site-specific risk assessment (SSRA) at the former Kaufman Footwear manufacturing plant in Kitchener, Ontario. Approximately 225,000 litres (50,000 gallons) of naphtha leaked from an underground storage tank (UST) and created a naphtha plume floating on the water table approximately 10 metres (33 feet) below the ground surface.

Transamerica Life Canada, RAP Implementation & Site Development – Former Sunarhauserman Site

XCG was hired to replace the consultant that had initially been engaged to do a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) and preliminary remedial cost estimate (as the work was found to be inadequate). XCG re-did the Phase I and then designed and implemented a staged series of Phase II and Phase III investigations to delineate and quantify subsurface soil and ground-water impacts on a 30-acre property in Waterloo, Ontario.

River Park Common Element Condominium, Kingston, ON

Beginning in 2006, Stirling Bridge undertook the remediation and redevelopment of a 5.5 hectare (14 acre) brownfield property in Kingston, Ontario. Environmental site assessment work completed by XCG identified petroleum hydrocarbons contamination on the property, distributed through the soil over a large area behind the former transmission shop.

Redevelopment of 5 Arthur Street, Guelph

Since 2009, XCG has been working at 5 Arthur Street in Guelph, ON assisting in the redevelopment of a long-time industrial property into an up-scale urban development.

TRICAR – 152 Macdonell Brownfield Redevelopment

When XCG arrived on site to complete a Phase One Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) at 152 Macdonell in late 2011, it was a vacant lot, zoned for commercial use. The property however had a history of uses including tire service/vulcanizing and repair shop (1930s to the early/mid- 1960s), a battery sales and service company (1930s to 1940s), and more recently an office building with a daycare. The Phase One ESA, and review of previous investigations identified several Areas of Potential Environmental Concern (APEC`s) including land uses on neighbouring properties and underground storage tanks on 152 Macdonell itself.