Event: Lake Ontario Evening
– June 2022

How Circulation Patterns Affect Water Quality Along the Toronto Waterfront

Date: Thursday June 23, 2022
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online (webinar)

*This event is taking place via Zoom. After registration, you will be emailed a link to join the webinar.

Reduced water quality has the potential to impact our use and enjoyment of the Toronto and Region waterfront. Although we have made great progress addressing issues such as floatable trash, beach closures, and increased growth of potentially harmful algae, these continue to be a cause for concern.

Knowing how water circulates can help address these concerns by predicting areas of reduced water quality and focusing on remediation efforts.

This Lake Ontario Evening will showcase some of the amazing work being done to better understand water circulation patterns and address water quality issues within Canada’s largest urban centre.


  • Chelsea Rochman, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto and co-founder of the U of T Trash Team
  • Calvin Hitch, Project Manager, Flood Infrastructure and Hydrometrics at Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)
  • Nadine Benoit, Surface Water Specialist, Water Investigations at Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks
  • Lauren Barth, Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Toronto

Lake Ontario Evenings is a free speaker series presented by the Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan. Each event covers a different Lake Ontario and/or Toronto waterfront related topic. Lake Ontario Evenings events are free and open to the public.

We are committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accommodation, please email tisha.tan@trca.ca at least seven days prior to the event.