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May 19, 2006
Toronto’s water rates are under review
The City of Toronto is reviewing its water pricing structure and is seeking input from water consumers at five upcoming public meetings.

Currently, residents, industry and businesses are charged for the volume of water used, based on a seven-level pricing structure. In preparation for a final report in July to the Works Committee and City Council, Torontonians can comment on:
  • Should businesses, industry and residents pay different water rates?
  • How do we make water rates fair for all customers and still pay for all water-related services such as drinking water, sewage services and stormwater management?
  • How do we keep water rates regionally competitive while still paying for our aging infrastructure and retaining jobs in the city?
  • How can water efficiency lower your water bill?

Public meeting dates and locations:

Monday, May 29, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, Boardroom, 399 The West Mall (southeast corner of Burnhamthorpe and The West Mall). Transit: Islington Station. Take Burnhamthorpe bus #50 west to The West Mall

Wednesday, May 31, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
North York Civic Centre, Committee Room 3, 5100 Yonge St. (Yonge northwest of Sheppard). Transit: North York Centre Station

Thursday, June 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Scarborough Civic Centre, Committee Room 2, 150 Borough Dr. (northwest of McCowan and Ellesmere). Transit: Scarborough Centre Station

Monday, June 5, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. AND 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
City Hall, Committee Room 2, 100 Queen St. W. Transit: Queen Station or St. Andrew’s Station.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis by calling 416-397-4474. TTY: 416-397-0831.

For more information, including copies of the report, please visit the City’s website at

Comments may also be emailed to

Media contacts:

Cindy Bromley
Communications Manager
Finance & Administration

Lou Di Gironimo
General Manager
Toronto Water



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