RAP Updates

What’s New?

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 […]

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Ontario Evenings postcard Lake Ontario Evenings: Biodiversity & Citizen Science - Biodiversity & Citizen Science Join the Toronto & Region Remedial Action Plan for our next Lake Ontario Evenings speaker series Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West) Presentations will feature: The City of Toronto’s Biodiversity Series Kelly Snow, City of Toronto A Citizen’s Science Guide to the Remarkable World of the Birds of […]

Science Seminar 2016

Our second annual RAP Science Seminar was held on November 14, 2016. The event was attended by representatives from various levels of government and included presentations on current projects and activities being that will contribute to de-listing the Toronto and Region as a Great Lakes Area of Concern. A copy of all presentations can be found here.

Great Lakes Public Forum (October 4-6, 2016)

On October 4-6, 2016, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) held the Great Lakes Public Forum in Toronto. The Forum occurs every three years and enables leaders from Canada and the US to discuss topics important to the restoration and protection of Great Lakes water quality and ecosystem health. In addition to the Forum, TVO featured a special series on the Great Lakes on The Agenda with Steve Paikin. We have highlighted two videos below that discuss Great Lakes Areas of Concern but a full summary of topics is available at TVO.org.

Restoring Great Lakes Areas of Concern – GLWQA Annex 1 Areas of Concern (Jon Gee and Wendy Carney)


The Great Lakes: Areas of Concern (The Agenda, October 4, 2016)