Infrastructure Engineering Drawing Requests
The City of Vaughan collects and stores a wide range of infrastructure engineering drawings. These drawings can be requested by the public at any time (administration fees apply). If you already know the type of drawing(s) you are looking for, you may submit a drawing request online. Please review the sample drawings below prior to making a request.
A $51 administration fee will apply for each drawing request submitted; this includes the first drawing. Each additional drawing associated with the initial request will be charged a $31 fee. Applicable taxes will be applied to all fees. Fees must be paid online before drawings are released.
Refunds will only be considered in cases where the infrastructure drawing provided by the City of Vaughan is not for the location requested. To request a refund, please email InfrastructureDrawings@vaughan.ca with the Request ID and an explanation of the refund request.
Types of Drawings
Bridge or Culvert | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A bridge or culvert drawing shows the construction details for a bridge or culvert. The drawing may identify the specifications of a structure that allows for the flow of water under a specific linear feature. Among other forms, culverts can also be in the form of bridge-like structures which are designed to allow traffic to cross over a water way.
Cover Page | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A cover page is the first page in a drawing package and it shows the title of the project, any relevant application numbers, owner’s information, consultant’s information, a key plan identifying the project’s location - relative to nearby arterial roads and a drawing index.
Cross Section | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A cross section drawing is a cutaway or section view of proposed infrastructure. This view allows a better visualization of the layers involved in the construction. A cross section also known as a “typical section” generally shows additional details which apply to all corresponding construction in the drawing set (i.e., layers of a new pavement structure, pipe bedding and backfill, layers of a retaining wall, etc.) True cross sections show detailed information at specific points.
Detail | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A detail drawing provides further detail or specification about certain areas of an object such as streetlights, bridges, tunnels, roadways, assembly, or parts that are generally shown in less detail within large-scale drawings.
Erosion and Sedimentation | Sample Drawing (PDF)
An erosion and sedimentation drawing shows the erosion and sedimentation control measures that were employed during the construction of infrastructure, particularly near a sensitive watercourse.
Fencing, Streetscape and Landscape | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A Fencing/Streetscape/Landscape drawing shows the location and species of all plant material used for streetscaping, rehabilitation and restoration, as well as fencing, tree preservation details or other decorative features.
General | Sample Drawing A (PDF) | Sample Drawing B (PDF)
A general drawing can consist of two categories:
- General Notes: This is a sheet included in a construction set of drawings which gives generic specifications which apply to all subsequent drawings in the set. Such specification may give relevant details which individual drawings in the set may be lacking.
- General Plan: This is a small-scale plan showing an entire construction area, intended to provide an overall illustration of the scope and nature of the construction, often lacking specific construction details.
Grading Plan | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A grading plan shows the various elevations and slopes to be constructed in a development. It is intended to show the cut and fill necessary on a site and how water will drain on the completed site.
Pavement Marking | Sample Drawing (PDF)
Pavement marking drawings are plan view drawings identifying the traffic roadway, and the markings on a road or parking facility. These marking can consist of lane arrows, stop lines, pedestrian crosswalks, parking lot lines, bike lane direction and much more.
Plan and Profile | Sample Drawing (PDF)
Plan and profile drawings are engineering drawings which show a plan view and a corresponding cutaway profile view on the same sheet. They typically show roads, and may include various underground utility information as well, such as sewers and watermains.
Pumping Station | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A pumping station drawing shows specifications and details of either a sanitary pumping station or water pumping station.
- Sanitary pumping stations are facilities designed to store and move wastewater from a lower to higher elevation by the use of wet-wells, pumping equipment and forcemains. Pumping station equipment and systems are often installed in an enclosed structure.
- Water pumping stations are facilities designed to ensure adequate pressure, flows and velocities in the water distribution system. Key equipment in water pumping stations includes pumping systems and valves.
Report | Sample Drawing A (PDF) | Sample Drawing B (PDF) | Sample Drawing C (PDF)
There are various reports collected and stored by the City. These types of engineering reports are used to determine the feasibility of a project or to locate supporting technical information which dictate the final design. Reports can consist of, but are not limited to: Environmental Assessment Reports, Geotechnical Reports, Functional Servicing Reports, Storm Water Management Reports, Master Servicing Plan Reports, Hydrogeological Impact Studies, Noise and Vibration Reports and Traffic Impact Studies.
Sanitary Tributary Plan | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A sanitary tributary plan shows the location of existing and proposed sanitary sewers, their drainage areas, outlets, overland flow routes and more as prepared for new subdivision development.
Site Servicing and Grading Plan | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A site servicing and grading plan is a plan view of a new development area, detailing the location of services such as sewer, water, private utilities, etc. and grading/elevation details of the site.
Note: This engineering drawing type is often a merged document that consists of both a grading plan and a site servicing plan which can also be stand-alone drawings.
Storm Tributary Plan | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A storm tributary plan shows the location of existing and proposed storm sewers and their drainage areas, channels, water course, overland flow routes and all areas tributary to each storm sewer inlet or watercourse.
Streetlighting | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A streetlighting drawing shows underground duct routing, streetlight schematics, photometric data as well as streetlighting standard details.
Stormwater Management Facility | Sample Drawing (PDF)
Stormwater management facility drawings show the details surrounding the construction of a new stormwater management facility, typically a detention pond. This human-made infrastructure/pond is built to gather rainfall and surface water run-off. These ponds temporarily hold water before releasing it slowly back into the environment at a controlled rate. Plans may also be created for retrofitting existing stormwater management facilities.
Subdivision Agreement | Sample Drawing (PDF)
The most common type of agreement document kept by the City is a subdivision agreement. Subdivision agreements typically detail an agreement between the City and a developer to allow the division of a parcel of land for development. In return, the developer agrees to construct various infrastructure (i.e., roads, sewers, watermains, streetlighting, etc.) in accordance with City standards, and of which the City will assume ownership.
Transportation | Sample Drawing A (PDF) | Sample Drawing B (PDF)
Transportation drawings can consist of two types of drawings:
- Traffic management plans depict the layout of the future transportation network including the road network, pedestrian and cycling network and transit network, as applicable. They show the classifications of the various roadways, including local and/or collector roadways, as well as the recommended methods of traffic control and/or traffic calming measures such as traffic signals, stop signs, pedestrian crossings and transit stop locations. The recommendations or requirements presented in traffic management plans are informed by other technical analyses, such as from a transportation impact study.
- A transportation impact study is required for most development to assess the existing, background, and future transportation network of a given area to understand the incremental impacts placed on the various networks as development progresses. A transportation impact study will rely on traffic counts and field data of vehicular traffic as well as active transportation to assess and forecast both existing and future operations. It will also determine the appropriate improvements to the network, modifications or additions to the network, methods of traffic control and traffic calming measures as appropriate and as required based on the scale and complexity of the development.
Utility | Sample Drawing (PDF)
A utility drawing is a plan of a subdivision area showing the general layout of the electrical system and/or telecommunication utilities.
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