Toronto's Future Weather and Climate Driver
Study - December 2011
Climate and weather can have a significant impact on economic activity and municipal services in large cities with high density populations and concentrated critical infrastructure. The Toronto Climate Drivers Study aims to help us understand what projections on future climate mean for the City of Toronto. By improving the level of certainty about climate related weather changes, the City will be better guided in making investment and budgetary decisions regarding infrastructure and service provision responsibilities. The study was undertaken by SENES Consultants and commissioned to support the City's climate change policies.
- Toronto's Future Weather and Climate Driver - full report (PDF 24.8 MB)
Report broken down by chapters (PDFs):
- Executive Summary and Table of Contents
- Chapter 1: What are we studying and why?
- Chapter 2: What is Toronto's current weather and climate?
- Chapter 3: Why is the weather in Toronto the way it is?
- Chapter 4: How do we predict weather?
- Chapter 5: What is Toronto's weather expected to be in the future (2040-2049)?
- Chapter 6: Why is our weather changing?
- Chapter 7: What does it all mean?
- Chapter 8: Potential Next Steps
- References and Appendices
- Volume II: Data Tables