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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Basement Flooding Public Consultations

The City of Toronto holds public consultations as one way to engage residents in the life of their city. Toronto thrives on your great ideas and actions. We invite you to get involved.

Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study - Study Area 29 & 30

Project Background
The City of Toronto has been carrying out a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) Study to assess the causes and impacts of and develop solutions to basement flooding in the former Cities of North York and Scarborough. On August 19, 2005, the City of Toronto experienced a severe storm event that resulted in the flooding of many residents’ homes, erosion in ravines and watercourses, and damage to City infrastructure such as roads, bridges, culverts and sewers. Thirty-one (31) chronic basement flooding areas have been identified; however, the following study areas are currently under investigation.

Public Consultation
Public consultation is an important part of any environmental assessment study. Your involvement in our study is welcome. The first public meeting was held on October 5, 2006, to introduce the study, explain the Environmental Assessment process and potential options to be considered.

The second Open House is scheduled for:

Area 29
Date: Thursday June 21, 2007
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Location: Brebeuf College Catholic Secondary School
211 Steeles Avenue East

Area 30
Date: Thursday June 28, 2007
Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm
Location: Sir John A. MacDonald Collegiate Institute
2300 Pharmacy Avenue

The purpose of this second open house is to present the results of the evaluation of options, introduce the recommended preferred option(s), outline the next steps in the study and get feedback from local residents on the proposed works. Drop-in any time during the hours noted above. Project staff will be available to provide details on the project and answer your questions.

How to Get More Information
If you have any questions, wouldl ike to be placed on the study mailing list, of if you cannot attend the meeting and would like to provide comments, please contact:

Josie Giordano
City of Toronto
Metro Hall, 19F
55 John Street
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6

Tel: 416-397-7777
TTY: 416-397-0831
Fax: 416-392-2974
Project Website: