Recent News Entries

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...

01/16/2012

Great Lakes Sustainability Fund - Call for Proposals

The Great Lakes Sustainability Fund (GLSF) will be accepting proposals until Jan. 30, 2012...

12/07/2011

Update on the RAP Technical Review - Summary of Recommended Actions in preparation

A consolidated update of the 53 Recommended Actions, as identified in the 1994 report Clean Waters, Clear Choices, is in preparation...

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.

Reports and Documents

Toronto and Region RAP Reports

Copies of Toronto and Region Remedial Action plan reports are available for download below.  If you are looking for a Stage 1 or 2 document not listed here, please contact us.

Stage 3: Evaluation of Remedial Measures and Confirmation of Restoration of Uses

Stage 2: Goals, Options, and Recommendations

(Please note that Clean Waters, Clear Choices is a very large (117MB) file. Download/view the document by right-clicking on the link and selecting "Save target as...". Alternately, please email shawkins@trca.on.ca if you would like an electronic copy of the document mailed to you on CD-ROM.)

Stage 1: Environmental Conditions and Problem Definition

RAP Interim Targets

The Toronto RAP Team establishes Interim Targets for each COA cycle.  Interim targets from the last two cycles are available here.

Reports

Reports relevant to the Toronto and Region RAP and/or associated Beneficial Use Impairments are provided below. Watershed specific reports or documents can be found by following the relevant watershed link on the Links page.

Presentataions and Project Information

Workshops and Seminars

In 2009, the Toronto and Region RAP initiated the Lake Ontario Evenings speaker's series.  To date, four of these events have taken place on the themes of water diversion, biodiversity, the shoreline, and contaminants.  A selection of presentations from the evening's speakers are available below:

The Toronto and Region RAP hosted technical workshops in 2003, 2004, and 2006.  Proceedings of these workshops are available below.

Spills Seminar, Outcomes and Next Steps

Green Technologies Seminar

Spills Management Workshop

Sediment Control Workshop

Presentations

Supporting Documentation and Research Papers