Consuming Fish in the Toronto and Region Area of Concern: A Lake Ontario Evening

Missed our October 12 Lake Ontario Evening event? No problem — the full video is now available for viewing!

Consuming Fish in the Toronto and Region Area of Concern

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.

This Lake Ontario Evening highlights some of the angler engagement surveys taking place in Lake Ontario, and explains how you can provide feedback on a recent assessment of the Restrictions on Fish Consumption Beneficial Use Impairment.

 

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.

Presenters:

  • 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.

 

Following Toronto and Region’s Largest Waterfront Projects from East to West – Part Two: A Lake Ontario Evening

Missed our March 23 Lake Ontario Evening event? No problem — the full video is now available for viewing!

Following Toronto and Region’s Largest Waterfront Projects from East to West – Part Two

Large-scale projects are transforming the face of Toronto’s waterfront. These efforts to upgrade infrastructure, control erosion, and reduce elevated nutrient levels will deliver a number of benefits, from providing habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species to creating recreational opportunities.

Our two-part Lake Ontario Evening series highlights some of these major projects and reveals how they are helping to move Toronto closer to delisting as an Area of Concern (AOC). In part two, we focus on projects in the western side of the AOC, including the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project, Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area, and various major maintenance projects.

VIEW PART ONE.

 

Event: Lake Ontario Evening
– March 2023

Following Toronto and Region’s Largest Waterfront Projects from East to West – Part Two

Date: Thursday March 23, 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.


The face of Toronto’s waterfront is transforming and providing huge benefits to visitors, residents, and the natural environment.

Many large-scale projects are currently underway to upgrade infrastructure, control erosion, and reduce elevated nutrient levels. Not only do these undertakings increase the functionality of the waterfront – they also provide habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species, create recreational opportunities, and impart a more aesthetic and enjoyable user experience.

This two-part Lake Ontario Evening series highlights some of these large projects, from east to west, and showcases the incredible feats of engineering and design being implemented to help move Toronto closer to delisting as an Area of Concern.

In Part Two of our series, we will discuss projects in the western side of the Toronto and Region Area of Concern.

Presentations will highlight the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project, Jim Tovey Lakeview Conservation Area, and various major maintenance projects.

Presenters:

  • Ken Dion (Project Director, Port Lands Integration, Waterfront Toronto)
  • Ralph Toninger (Associate Director, Restoration and Resource Management, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority)
  • Bryana McLaughlin (Coordinator, Restoration and Management, Credit Valley Conservation)
  • Jet Taylor (Manager, Capital and Special Projects, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority)

In Part One of this series, on February 23, 2023, we discussed projects in the eastern side of the Area of Concern. If you missed this event, a recording is now available HERE.


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.

 

Following Toronto and Region’s Largest Waterfront Projects from East to West – Part One: A Lake Ontario Evening

Missed our February 23 Lake Ontario Evening event? No problem — the full video is now available for viewing!

Following Toronto and Region’s Largest Waterfront Projects from East to West – Part One

Large-scale projects are transforming the face of Toronto’s waterfront. These efforts to upgrade infrastructure, control erosion, and reduce elevated nutrient levels will deliver a number of benefits, from providing habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species to creating recreational opportunities.

Our two-part Lake Ontario Evening series highlights some of these major projects and reveals how they are helping to move Toronto closer to delisting as an Area of Concern (AOC). In part one, we focus on projects in the eastern side of the AOC, including the Ashbridges Bay Landform Project and the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Outfall Project.

Stay tuned for part two, coming Thursday March 23, 2023.

 

Event: Lake Ontario Evening
– February 2023

Following Toronto and Region’s Largest Waterfront Projects from East to West – Part One

Date: Thursday February 23, 2023
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online (webinar)

Banner image courtesy of AECOM and City of Toronto.

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


The face of Toronto’s waterfront is transforming and providing huge benefits to visitors, residents, and the natural environment.

Many large-scale projects are currently underway to upgrade infrastructure, control erosion, and reduce elevated nutrient levels. Not only do these undertakings increase the functionality of the waterfront – they also provide habitat for aquatic and terrestrial species, create recreational opportunities, and impart a more aesthetic and enjoyable user experience.

Join us for a two-part Lake Ontario Evening series as we highlight some of these large projects from East to West and showcase the incredible feats of engineering and design being implemented to help move Toronto closer to delisting as an Area of Concern.

This is Part One of the series. At this Lake Ontario Evening, we will discuss projects in the eastern side of the Toronto and Region Area of Concern, including the Ashbridges Bay Landform Project and the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Outfall Project.

The western projects will be discussed in Part Two on Thursday March 23, 2023.

Presenters:

  • Vlad Petran (Senior Engineer, City of Toronto)
  • Kevin Waher (Senior Project Engineer, Hatch)
  • Jet Taylor (Manager, Capital and Special Projects, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority)

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 mailto:tisha.tan@trca.ca at least seven days prior to the event.

 

How Circulation Patterns Affect Water Quality Along the Toronto Waterfront: A Lake Ontario Evening

Missed our June 23 Lake Ontario Evening event? No problem — the full video is now available for viewing!

How Circulation Patterns Affect Water Quality Along the Toronto Waterfront

Knowing how water circulates can help us predict areas of reduced water quality on the Toronto and Region waterfront and focus our remediation efforts.This Lake Ontario Evening showcases some of the amazing work being done to better understand water circulation patterns and address water quality issues within Canada’s largest urban centre.

 

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.

Presenters:

  • 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.

 

Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Restoration: A Lake Ontario Evening

Missed our March 8 Lake Ontario Evening event? No problem — the full video is now available for viewing!

Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Restoration

In the last three decades, extensive efforts have been made in restoring aquatic and terrestrial habitat along the Toronto and Region waterfront and within its watersheds. Join the Toronto & Region Remedial Action Plan (RAP) team to learn about these efforts in detail and explore some of the positive changes that have occurred.

 

Event: Lake Ontario Evening
– March 2022

Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Restoration

Date: Tuesday March 8, 2022
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Online (webinar)

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


Over the past 200 years, pressures of urbanization, port expansion, industrial activity, transport, and recreation along the Toronto waterfront have resulted in the destruction of wetlands and riparian habitats.

In the last three decades, however, extensive efforts have been made in restoring aquatic and terrestrial habitat along the Toronto and Region waterfront and within its watersheds.

Using best management practices and advice from industry leaders, more than 50 hectares of aquatic and terrestrial habitat has been restored along the waterfront, and more than 850 hectares within watersheds.

This Lake Ontario Evening event will showcase these efforts in detail and highlight some of the positive changes that have occurred.

Presenters:


Lake Ontario Evenings is a free speaker series hosted 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.