Bobcaygeon residents will soon be able to benefit from access to the most affordable and reliable energy source for their homes and businesses.

The Bobcaygeon Community Expansion Project (the Project) will enable Enbridge Gas to provide natural gas to approximately 4,000 forecasted customers over 10 years.

The Project is funded by $68 million from the Ontario Government’s Natural Gas Expansion Program, in addition to the system expansion surcharge (23 cents/m3 to be paid over a term of 40 years by all customers served by the project).

To bring gas to Bobcaygeon, the following facilities will be required and are subject to Leave to Construct (LTC) approvals:

  • Supply Lateral required: Approximately 25 kilometers (km) of Nominal Pipe Size (NPS) 6-inch Extra High Pressure (XHP) Steel (ST) and, 3 km of 6-inch High Pressure Polyethylene (HPPE) pipe
  • Reinforcement required: Approximately 19 km of 6-inch and 8-inch ST pipe

Preliminary Preferred Route
The Preliminary Preferred Route (PPR) is comprised of a supply lateral and reinforcement.

The supply lateral PPR consists of approximately 25 km of Nominal Pipe Size 6-inch XHP ST pipe, approximately 3 km of NPS 6-inch HPPE pipe and will originate near the intersection of Cowan’s Drive and Peace Road in Cowan’s Bay, Ontario. It will travel west on Peace Road from Cowans Bay Rd, north on Centreline Road (County Road 10), east on Pigeon Lake Road (County Road 17), north along County Road 36, east along Duke street, and will terminate at Main Street.

The PPR also includes reinforcement of the natural gas systems in the vicinity of Janettville, Omemee, and Mount Pleasant which includes approximately 13 km of NPS 6-inch XHP ST and will start near the intersection of Marina St. and Peace Road. It will travel east on Peace Road to Emily Park Road, south on Emily Park Road to Stewarts Line where it will terminate. In addition, approximately 6 km of NPS 8-inch XHP ST Reinforcement pipeline is required on Highway 35 between Bethany Hills Road and Mt Horeb Rd.

Alternate Route(s)
An Alternate Route (AR) for the supply lateral was identified with the same start and end points as the PPR however has a minor deviation east along Traceys Hill Road, north on Eagle Road, east on St. Lukes Road and north on Cork Road to Pigeon Lake Road, north on County Road 36. The remainder of the AR scope (pipe sizing, stations, reinforcement, etc.) is the same as the PPR.

An AR for the reinforcement was also identified and would replace the portion of natural gas pipeline on Highway 35 between Bethany Hills Road and Mt Horeb Rd. It would include approximately 9 km of NPS 8-inch XHP ST main along Mt. Horeb Road and St. Mary’s Road, tying into existing NPS 6-inch natural gas main on Highway 35 and existing NPS 8-inch natural gas main on Bethany Hills Road. The AR for the reinforcement would still require the approximately 13 km of NPS 6-inch XHP ST south of Peace Road.

Project status/timeline

  • Feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Under construction


  • In-service


Project status/timeline

  • Feasibility


  • Environmental studies


  • Regulatory review


  • Regulatory approval


  • Under construction


  • In-service



Project information