Lake Ontario Evening: Rain to Runoff

December 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Online webinar
Valerie Francella

Late fall is upon us, bringing a large helping of rain-with a side of snow! This increased precipitation creates more stormwater runoff, which can mean more flooding, impaired water quality, and overburdened municipal infrastructure. Join us to learn about how rain interacts with the urban landscape, what you can do to minimize those impacts, and what is being done at the municipal level to address runoff.

During this Lake Ontario Evening, we will cover measures you can take on your property to minimize runoff, delve into how runoff interacts with our wider neighbourhoods, and finally, take a big-picture look at how runoff is addressed at a city-wide scale. Finally, stick around to get an update on the construction of the City of Toronto’s largest stormwater infrastructure project – the Don and Central Waterfront Combined Sewer Overflow project.

Topics and Speakers

Rainscaping techniques to reduce runoff on your property
– Liana D’Andrea, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Integrating green infrastructure into the urban landscape…and making us feel great too!
– Tim Van Seters, Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program

Don River & Central Waterfront Project – 2020 Update
– Jian Lei, City of Toronto

Lake Ontario Evenings are a speaker series hosted by the Toronto and Region Remedial Action Plan. Events are free and open to the public.