Event: Lake Ontario Evening
– October 2023

Consuming Fish in the Toronto and Region Area of Concern

Date: Thursday October 12, 2023
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.

Most resident Toronto and Region fish are safe to eat!

Levels of contaminants like mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have substantially declined in the Toronto and Region Area of Concern. These improvements to water and sediment quality have made both catching and eating fish in Toronto a reality.

Join us for this Lake Ontario Evening as we hear about some of the angler engagement surveys taking place in Lake Ontario. Find out how you can provide feedback on a recent assessment of the Restrictions on Fish Consumption Beneficial Use Impairment.

Following this event, we will raffle off a $150 Bass Pro/Cabela’s gift card. View the contest terms and conditions.


  • Jeanne Coffin-Schmitt, PhD Candidate, Cornell University
  • Ken Drouillard, Professor, University of Windsor

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.

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is committed to creating an accessible experience for all participants. If you require an accessibility accommodation, please email tisha.tan@trca.ca at least seven days prior to the event.