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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 Institution, john.c.austin.mi@gmail.com, and Paula McIntyre, International Association for Great Lakes Research, mcintyre@iaglr.org 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 […]
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.  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 […]
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 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 […]
Toronto AOC Study Now Available - 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, […]
Lake Ontario Evenings – Road Salts - Winter is coming! As GTA residents prepare for frosty weather, it’s the perfect time to consider how we use a winter staple – road salt. Join the Toronto & Region Remedial Action Plan the evening of November 26, 2018 for a discussion about the environmental impacts of road salt runoff on freshwater bodies, best management […]



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Upcoming Events

Join Us For a Conversation Around Water

Lake Ontario Evenings postcard

Join the Toronto & Region Remedial Action Plan for a Conversation around Water at our next Lake Ontario Evenings speaker series Wednesday September 20, 2017 at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West).

We will be discussing current water quality conditions along the Toronto waterfront, what is being done to address environmental challenges, and how we can move toward delisting Toronto and Region as a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

All are welcome | Doors open at 6 pm  | Presentations will begin at 6:30 pm.


Past Events

Lake Ontario Evenings Speaker Series

Biodiversity & Citizen Science (May 2017)

Lost in Toronto’s Wilderness (March 2017)

Within Reach: Restoring Toronto’s Waters (October 2016)

Monitoring Matters (June 2016)

Returning Lost Elements to Toronto’s Waterfront (March 2016)

Legacy of a Lost Lake (October 2015)

Beaches Edition Pt 2 (May 2015)

Sustainable Technologies (February 2015)

Microplastics Edition (November 2014)

Alien Invaders of the Great Lakes (June 2014)

Hidden Secrets of the Lake (March 2014)

Weathering the Storms (January 2014)

Bottoms Up! Food Web Edition (March 2013)

Tommy Thompson Park Edition (November 2012)

Urban Angling Edition (June 2012)

Protecting Our Source (March 2012)

Fish in the City (December 2011)

Beaches Edition Pt 1 (July 2011)

Landscape Edition (April 2011)

Contaminants Edition (December 2010)

Shoreline Edition (May 2010)

Biodiversity Edition (March 2010)

Inaugural Event (December 2009)

Where we live is amazing! Let’s work together to keep it this way.


mother and son in a canoe


How can you help?

  • Protect and restore the environment: plant trees, clean shorelines, build wildlife habitat and more
  • Advocate for sustainable resources, energy efficient lifestyles and collaborative community efforts
  • Attend a Lake Ontario Evenings event to learn about environmental issues affecting local watersheds and the Toronto waterfront
  • Connect with RAP via social media and updates on the website
  • Get outdoors and enjoy your natural surroundings!


Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) offers events year-round catering to lovers of the natural world.

These are some of the organizations and initiatives dedicated to restoring Toronto’s waters and protecting our environment. Find out how you can participate:

girl takes part in Yellow Fish Road Program

Yellow Fish Road program