Toronto and Region is home to a vibrant ecosystem that provides environmental and social benefits to local communities.

Together with community groups and partners, the Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is working to restore Toronto’s waters, fish, wildlife and habitats with the ultimate goal of delisting Toronto as a Great Lakes Area of Concern (AOC).

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The Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan (RAP) is managed by representatives from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).


 

LATEST UPDATES

BUI Status Re-designation report cover pageThe Re-designation of the Degradation of Aesthetics Beneficial Use Impairment (BUI) Report has been submitted to the federal and provincial leads for the Canada Ontario Agreement (COA) on the Great Lakes. It is recommended that the BUI be re-designated to “not impaired” status for the Toronto and Region Area of Concern (AOC).

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NEWS & EVENTS

  • Report Released: Great Lakes cleanup leads to community and economic revitalization

    Contacts: John Hartig, University of Windsor, johnhartig1@gmail.com; Gail Krantzberg, McMaster University, krantz@mcmaster.ca; John Austin, The Brookings...

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  • Lake Ontario Evening on Creating New Waterfront Habitat

    Over the next seven years, more than 65 hectares of habitat will be created or enhanced along the Lake Ontario shoreline of Toronto and Mississauga. ...

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  • Lake Ontario Evening on Rouge National Urban Park

    A wilderness area in Canada’s largest urban center?  That’s right! Only one hour from downtown Toronto, Rouge National Urban Park is an easily...

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