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The Government of Canada Contributing $22.31 to the TRCA to address erosion along ravine systems in City of Toronto, York and Peel regions

From the TRCA:

The Government of Canada today announced it will provide $22.31 million to the Toronto Region Ravine Erosion Management and Hazard Mitigation Project.

Funded through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund, the project will be implemented by Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) to address erosion along ravine systems in the Region of Peel, York Region and the City of Toronto.

With generous funding from the City of Toronto ($34.6 million), the Region of Peel ($16.1 million) and York Region ($5.1 million), TRCA’s partner municipalities are contributing $55.8 million to complete the erosion protection projects.

From the Government of Canada:

City of Toronto, York and Peel regions to benefit from erosion protection

News release

Brampton, Ontario, April 3, 2019—Now more than ever, communities need help adapting to the frequent and intensifying weather events caused by climate change. Reducing the impact of natural disasters such as flooding and wildfires is critical to keeping Canadian families safe, protecting local businesses and supporting a strong economy and the middle class.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Jennifer Innis, Chair of the Board of Directors for Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), today announced funding for erosion protection initiatives in Toronto, Peel and York regions.

In recent years, severe storms in the Toronto region have caused significant erosion, damaging residential and commercial properties, recreational trails, roads, water mains and sanitary sewer lines, and making these sites more vulnerable to future severe weather events. In response, the Toronto Region Ravine Erosion Management and Hazard Mitigation Project will address erosion at 111 locations in the Region of Peel, York Region and the City of Toronto over the next 10 years.

Work being done as part of this project includes protecting local homes and roads from slope instability, safeguarding public spaces like Brampton’s Don Doan Recreational Trail, Thornhill’s Bercy (Wycliffe) Park and Toronto’s Ernest Seton Park and more.

The Government of Canada is contributing over $22 million to this project through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund. Toronto and Region Conservation Authority’s partner municipalities are covering the remainder.

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