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

14 Aug 2019 | Under Featured, News | Posted by | 0 Comments

Contacts: John Hartig, University of Windsor,; Gail Krantzberg, McMaster University,; John Austin, The Brookings Institution,, and Paula McIntyre, International Association for Great Lakes Research, ANN ARBOR, MI — Cleanup and collaboration pay off. That’s the conclusion of a report released today by the International Association for Great Lakes Research that documents […]

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Lake Ontario Evening on Creating New Waterfront Habitat

5 Apr 2019 | Under Events, Featured, News | Posted by | 0 Comments

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.  Along with increased high quality habitat for fish and wildlife, we will also see improved flood protection and new opportunities for the local community to enjoy and access the lake. Come […]

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Lake Ontario Evening on Rouge National Urban Park

6 Mar 2019 | Under Events, Featured, News | Posted by | 0 Comments

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 accessible wilderness get-away that encompasses wetlands, meadows, mature trees, and historic farms.  Join us at this free event to learn about the history, features and value of this important greenspace at the […]

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Toronto AOC Study Now Available

9 Jan 2019 | Under Featured, News, Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

Harbor cleanup drives Toronto’s waterfront revitalization ANN ARBOR, MI — After a long history of underuse and neglect, Toronto’s waterfront has emerged as a vibrant gathering space that draws people to the shores of Lake Ontario. Decades of cleanup efforts and collaborative planning are behind this turnaround, which has resulted in significant ecological and economic benefits, […]

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BUI Re-designation: Degradation of Aesthetics

17 Aug 2017 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments

The Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan (RAP) recently completed the assessment of the Degradation of Aesthetics Beneficial Use Impairment for the Area of Concern and is now ready to start the process of changing the status from impaired to not impaired. Environmental Challenge: The presence of substances in AOC waters that produce a persistent […]

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2015 RAP Progress Report Released

30 Jan 2017 | Under News | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Key Progress from 2008 to 2015: Beach closings have declined thanks to a substantial reduction in E. coli loadings to the waterfront. Eight of Toronto’s 11 waterfront beaches are now Blue Flag beaches. Levels of contaminants in fish continue to decline and there are no longer restrictions on consumption for many resident fish. Creation and […]

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