RAP Updates

What’s New?

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 […]
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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Did you miss a Lake Ontario Evening on Road Salts? Good News! Presentations are now available at… https://t.co/kPI5ydXGNN
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The river valley will add 16 hectares of new parkland and riverfront open space and 14 hectares of new aquatic habi… https://t.co/Cb6tOGZihW
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What does enough salt look like for roads and parking lots? Here's a slide from Tim Van Seter's presentation at a L… https://t.co/jr52J2zy0E
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