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March 30, 2007
Public invited to comment on Draft Environmental Assessment Terms of Reference for Toronto’s garbage
  
The City of Toronto is developing Terms of Reference to conduct an environmental study, referred to as an Environmental Assessment, to evaluate ways of dealing with its post-diversion garbage (waste remaining after reduction, reuse, recycling and composting programs). Residents are invited to comment from March 19 to April 20, 2007 on the Draft Terms of Reference.

Residents can visit http://www.toronto.ca/garbage and complete the online comment form, or join one of four public consultation meetings scheduled from April 2-5. Once the feedback has been considered, a Proposed Terms of Reference will be created and submitted to the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in May, Toronto City Council in June and potentially to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for approval.

The draft document and supporting background documents are available for public review at http://www.toronto.ca/garbage and at select libraries across the city. Call 416-392-6000 for a list of libraries where the Draft Terms of Reference is available.

Public consultation meetings will take place at various locations across the city and consist of an open house from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7 p.m.

This is the last of three rounds of public consultation being held throughout Toronto in preparation of the Terms of Reference. Public consultation meetings are as follows:

Monday, April 2 - Etobicoke Collegiate, Cafeteria, 86 Montgomery Rd.
TTC Station: Royal York

Tuesday, April 3 - Scarborough Civic Centre, 150 Borough Dr.
TTC Station: Scarborough Centre (SRT)

Wednesday, April 4 - Central YMCA Auditorium, 20 Grosvenor St.
TTC Station: College

Thursday, April 5 - North York Central Library, Auditorium, Community Hall, 5120 Yonge St.
TTC Station: North York Centre

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Norman Lee, Acting Director, Policy and Planning, Solid Waste Management Services, 416-397-0207


 

 

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