Recent News Entries

05/23/2014

Lake Ontario Evening: Alien Invaders of the Great Lakes Edition!

Join us for the June 2nd Lake Ontario Evening: Alien Invaders of the Great Lakes Edition!

05/09/2014

Save the Date: Lake Ontario Evenings "Alien Invaders of the Great Lakes" Edition

The alien invaders are here and taking over! Do you know what this means to the health and economy of Lake Ontario? Please join us for the third edition of Lake Ontario Evenings 2014 "Alien Invaders of the Great Lakes" to find out!

03/18/2014

Lake Ontario Evenings: Hidden Secrets of the Lake

What historic treasures lie below the waves and along the shores of Lake Ontario? Want to find out? Come on out to the second edition of Lake Ontario Evenings 2014!

01/31/2014

Remedial Action Plan Re-designation Reports

The Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan is in the process of re-designating two impaired beneficial uses, Degradation of Benthos and Restrictions on Dredging, from ?impaired? to ?not impaired?.

12/04/2013

Save the date! Lake Ontario Evenings: "Weathering the Storms" Edition

Do you remember the massive flood this summer that left parts of Toronto underwater? Lake Ontario Evenings: "Weathering the Storms" will take place the evening of Monday January 21. 2014 at the Gladstone Hotel. Doors open at 6:00pm. All are welcome

03/05/2013

Lake Ontario Evenings: Bottoms Up! The Food Web Edition

Lake Ontatio Evenings: Bottoms Up! The Food Web Edition will take place the evening of Monday March 18 at the Gladstone Hotel. Doors open at 6:00pm. All are welcome

11/05/2012

Lake Ontario Evenings: Tommy Thompson Park Edition!

Lake Ontario Evenings: Tommy Thompson Park Edition will take place the evening of Tuesday November 13 at the Gladstone Hotel. Doors open at 6:00 pm. All are welcome.

07/17/2012

RAP review and update - second round sortings now available for review

The second draft sorting that links Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Goals to specific environmental issues (or Beneficial Use Impairments) is now available...

06/21/2012

Ontario Great Lakes Protection Act announced for review!

On June 6, 2012, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment released the Draft Great Lakes Strategy and Draft Great Lakes Protection Act...

05/29/2012

Lake Ontario Evenings: Urban Angling Edition!

Lake Ontario Evenings: Urban Angling Edition will take place the evening of Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at the Gladstone Hotel...

The Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan is managed by representatives from Environment Canada, Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

Links

Agreements

Remedial Action Plans for Great Lakes Areas of Concern originate from the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) between the governments of Canada and the United States.  The Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem (COA) provides a framework for restoring AOCs in Ontario and details the federal and provincial roles in this process.

Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA)

Canada-Ontario Agreement (COA)

International Joint Commission (IJC)

Toronto and Region RAP Agencies

The Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan team comprises representatives from Toronto and Region Conservation, Environment Canada, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.  Environment Canada and the Ministry of the Environment are the respective federal and provincial lead agencies for all Ontario RAPs; the TRCA has led the administration of the Toronto and Region RAP since 2002.

Environment Canada - Great Lakes Website

Environment Canada - Great Lakes Sustainability Fund

Ministry of the Environment

Ministry of Natural Resources

Toronto and Region Conservation

The municipalities within the Toronto and Region Area of Concern fund and implement many projects that contribute to the restoration of beneficial uses.

The City of Toronto

The Region of Peel

York Region

RAP Watersheds

The Toronto and Region AOC includes the watersheds of the Etobicoke, Mimico, and Highland Creeks, the Humber, Don, and Rouge Rivers, as well as the Lake Ontario waterfront associated with these watersheds.

Etobicoke and Mimico Creeks

Humber River

Don River

Highland Creek

Rouge River

Public RAP Involvement

Public participation within the Toronto and Region AOC is coordinated on a watershed-by-watershed basis through watershed stewardship councils.

Etobicoke-Mimico Watersheds Coalition

Humber Watershed Alliance

Don Watershed Council

Highland Creek Watershed Steering Committee

Rouge River Watershed Task Force

Community Resources

The programs below provide financial support for individual and/or community initiatives.

Community Program for Stormwater Management (CPSWM)

Rural Clean Water Program