RAP Updates

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Lake Ontario Evenings – Underwater Robots and Other Monitoring Technology - Join the Toronto & Region Remedial Action Plan on June 19, 2018 for a discussion on the use of robots and other technology to monitor the lake as part of the Lake Ontario Evening speaker series. Speakers will discuss the tools, the applications, and the ways in which you can help with Great Lakes monitoring. […]
BUI Re-designation: Degradation of Aesthetics - 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 […]
Within Reach 2015 RAP Progress Report Released - 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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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






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RT @TRCA_TTP: Brake for snakes! 🐍🚴‍♂️ In fall, reptiles stay warm on asphalt when days are cool. They may look like sticks from afar, but b…
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RT @TRCA_Monitoring: The new @TRCA_Monitoring report "Biodiversity quality in the Toronto region" provides updated information on the condi…
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The RAP team stumbled upon this freshly hatched snapping turtle making its way to one of the created wetlands at To… https://t.co/3Csax7Zv1E
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RT @TRCA_Monitoring: Today while touring the waterfront, @RAP_Toronto got to see a Channel Catfish @TRCA_Monitoring surveyed at @TRCA_TTP!…
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Did you know that thanks to improved water quality and habitat restoration along the Toronto Waterfront, there have… https://t.co/laTpNMnvUG
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