Paardeberg Range Improvements - 4th Canadian Division Training Centre (Meaford)

The Department of National Defence (DND) is proposing a project. The Paardeberg Anti-Tank range at 4th Canadian Division Training Centre Meaford is 1 of 2 facilities used by the Department of National Defence to train Canadian Forces personnel in the province of Ontario. The range is currently not in service due to current condition and suffers from several issues affecting usability. These include but are not limited to: the propensity of the range floor to flood during weather events; the ease for unexploded ordinance to be embedded into the range floor due to the natural floor; the range floor cannot support large vehicles; and the range is undersized as per DND safety standards. The project aims to excavate the range floor template to a depth of 150 millimeters and use the material to create a berm at the end of the range. Following the excavation granular material will be emplaced, graded, and compacted in order to create a hard surface across the entirety of the range floor. The range floor will be appropriately shaped to allow for appropriate site drainage. Additional site work includes minor ditching around the perimeter of the range as well as emplacement of range markers. Mitigation measures including, but not exclusive to, those received from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans will be implemented throughout the course of the project and until the site has fully stabilized.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

May 25, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. The Department of National Defence is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - May 5, 2023


Devon Kavka
Department of National Defence
Devon Kavka, Project Manager
RR #1 Meaford 112 Valour Road
Meaford, Ontario N4L 0A1

  • Location

    • 4th Canadian Division Training Centre (Meaford) (Ontario)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
    • Defense and Security
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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