Government of Canada contributes to flood mitigation projects in Toronto

The Government of Canada today announced it will provide $2.36 million to the Province of Ontario for flood mitigation projects.

The funding, announced by the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, will support work on eight projects under the National Disaster Mitigation Program. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) is leading delivery on these projects.

From the Government of Canada news release:

In collaboration with partners, including the Region of Peel, Region of York, City of Brampton and City of Toronto, the TRCA is contributing $2.36 million to implement these projects.

Combined, these projects will help protect 43,774 residents in surrounding communities from the dangers of flooding.

The Government of Canada is committed to working with provincial and territorial partners on a disaster relief approach that will allow us to better identify, plan for and reduce the impact of weather-related emergencies and natural disasters on Canadians.

“Reducing the risks from flooding in our region is one of TRCA’s main responsibilities. Governments at all levels jointly face the challenge of more severe weather events coupled with the opportunity presented by planned growth and intensification in our communities. Today’s funding announcement will help TRCA and its municipal partners take significant strides in reducing flood risk so people are safer, properties are better protected, and our communities are more resilient.” — John MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority