The City has several public advisory groups that provide advice from local communities about the operation of City facilities or the implementation of projects.

ExpandEast Don Trail Community Liaison Committee

The City of Toronto with assistance from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) has initiated the East Don Trail Environmental Assessment (EA). This study will determine a preferred multi-use trail route and potential community access points in the East Don corridor. The East Don corridor is located between Lawrence Avenue to the north, O'Connor Drive to the south, Victoria Park to the east, and Don Mills Road, Overlea Boulevard and Donlands Avenue to the west. View the study area map.

A Community Liaison Committee (CLC) has been formed to provide interested community members with an opportunity to discuss options for an East Don Trail with City of Toronto and TRCA staff.

 

CLC Meetings

Meeting #1: Monday April 22, 2013 
Flemingdon Health Centre - 2nd floor Community Room
10 Gateway Boulevard (Don Mills Rd. & Overlea Blvd.)

Meeting #2: Tuesday June 4, 2013 
Flemingdon Park Library - 2nd floor Meeting Room #1
29 St. Dennis Drive, Toronto

Meeting #3:
Monday July 15, 2013 
Flemingdon Park Library - 2nd floor Meeting Room #1

Meeting #4: Monday August 12, 2013 
Flemingdon Park Library - 2nd floor Meeting Room #1

Meeting #5: Thursday March 6, 2014 
Flemingdon Health Centre - Community Room

Meeting #6: Tuesday June 10, 2014 
Flemingdon Park Library - 2nd floor Meeting Room #2

Meeting #7: Wednesday September 10, 2014 
Flemingdon Park Library - 2nd floor Meeting Room

Who's involved?

Members of the committee include representatives from local community organizations, users of the East Don Valley Corridor and local residents. The CLC will meet four times during the Environmental Assessment (EA) process.

Members of the public are welcome to attend CLC meetings as observers. If you are interested in attending a future meeting of the CLC or would like additional information, please contact us.

What are the issues?

The CLC discusses issues related to:

  • Identifying public concerns about the impact and design of the multi-use trail;
  • Suggesting solutions to resolve public concerns; and,
  • How to best engage with community residents, local groups and organizations that share an interest in the project.

 

Contact Us

Violetta Savage

Project Manager

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority


Work: (416) 416-661-66 ext.5755

vsavage@trca.on.ca

 

ExpandAsbridges Bay Treatment Plant: Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

The Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant is one of four sewage treatment plants operated by Toronto Water. Located at 9 Leslie Street in Toronto's east end, Ashbridges Bay is one of Canada's largest, and oldest wastewater treatment plants. The plant provides sewage treatment for wastewater collected from residents and businesses that are in its servicing boundaries. A Neighbourhood Liaison Committee has been formed to provide interested residents and businesses an opportunity to discuss plant issues with City of Toronto staff. Committee members also have the opportunity to provide input on issues related to the plant that could affect the surrounding community, such as proposed changes to the facility.

 


Meeting Materials

NLC Meetings: 2012 to present


Meeting #104

Monday, June 17, 2013
6:30pm to 8:10pm
Mennonite New Life Centre
1774 Queen Street East


Meeting #103

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:30pm to 8:15pm
Mennonite New Life Centre
1774 Queen Street East


Meeting #102

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Mennonite New Life Centre
1774 Queen Street East

 
For meetings prior to 2012, please contact abtpnlc@toronto.ca 


Terms of Reference 

Mi Muncipal Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee Terms of Reference

 
1. Mandate of the Committee:
1.1 The mandate of the MTP NLC shall be to act as a public liaison committee that will:
1.1.1 review and provide input, advice, and make recommendations on plant operations, any proposed use or development of the MTP Site and any EA implementation issues that may have a direct impact on the community in the vicinity of the MTP, including the environment, recreational waters and lake quality, and including those issues set out in Resolution #9 to the MTP EA Mediation Agreement;
1.1.2 develop criteria for evaluating proposed uses or developments on the MTP Site;
1.1.3 act as a liaison facilitating two way communications between the community and the City of Toronto with respect to issues relating to the MTP; and
1.1.4 act as a liaison facilitating two way communications between the MTP NLC and the MTP EA Implementation and Compliance Monitoring Committee (ICMC) with respect to any implementation or compliance issues of concern to the community in the vicinity of the MTP.
1.2 The NLC may from time to time recommend modifications to its Terms of Reference that are consistent with its general purpose and where any such recommendations are accepted by City Council, these Terms of Reference shall be so modified.
 
 
2. Committee Membership:
2.1 Membership of the MTP NLC shall include:
2.1 residents living near the plant.
2.2 service area residents.
2.3 representatives from: Citizens for a Safe Environment; The Public Committee For Safe Sewage Treatment in Metropolitan Toronto; the Lakeside Area Neighbourhood Association; Ashbridges Bay Watershed Council; and other Non- governmental Organizations based in the vicinity of the MTP.
2.4 representatives of local businesses/developers and recreational water users.
2.5 local political representatives.
 
 
3. Committee Procedures and Co-Chairs:
3.1 The NLC shall establish its own procedures, consistent with its mandate.
3.2 The NLC shall annually elect from among its members two volunteer co-chairs who shall be responsible for the conduct of the NLC meetings. As an interim measure, Karen Buck and Karey Shinn shall be the co-chairs until March 2000.
 
 
4. Committee Decision Making Method:
4.1 The Committee shall use the consensus model for decision making, wherever possible. In the event that a vote is necessary, each member shall have one vote.
 
 
5. Committee Meetings:
5.1 The committee will meet at least once a year, every year, for the life of the plant.
5.2 The committee shall establish such other meeting schedule as it considers appropriate to fulfill its mandate.
5.3 All meetings shall be open to the public and in a location convenient to the community.
5.4 Meeting dates will be set to co-ordinate with the schedule of Works and Utilities Committee.
 

6. Committee Resources:
6.1The City will provide all necessary resources to the Committee,including:
6.1.1 staff time and administrative support for preparation of minutes, recommendations and reports from the NLC;
6.1.2 senior management attendance at committee meetings;
6.1.3 status reports on relevant matters from City staff;
6.1.4 timely responses to fulfill reasonable information requests;
6.1.5 reasonable budget to fulfill mandate; and
6.1.6 meeting locations.
 
 
7.Reporting Structure:
7.1 The Committee will report to Works and Utilities Committee, through the Commissioner of Works and Emergency Services. Copies of minutes from all meetings and any recommendations/input will go to:
7.1.1 Director of Water Pollution Control;
7.1.2 Works and Utilities Committee or other appropriate standing committee;
7.1.3 Plant Manager at the MTP;
7.1.4 the MTP EA Implementation and Compliance Monitoring Committee (ICMC); and
7.1.5 any member of the community who requests them.
7.2 Recommendations and input from the NLC will be integrated by City Staff into any relevant reports (departmental, committee and other).
The Committee will be provided with relevant written and/or oral feedback on its input.
 
 
8. Term of the Committee:
8.1 The MTP Neighbourhood Liaison Committee shall be continued by the City in accordance with these Terms of Reference unless a subsequent EA Approval modifies this requirement.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

City of Toronto

Manager, Public Consultation Unit

416-392-2990


abtpnlc@toronto.ca

TTY Customers

416-338-0889

 

ExpandHighland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

The Highland Creek Treatment Plant is one of four sewage treatment plants operated by Toronto Water. Located at the mouth of Highland Creek at 51 Beechgrove Drive in the Scarborough community of West Hill, the plant provides sewage treatment for wastewater collected from residents and businesses that are in its servicing boundaries. A Neighbourhood Liaison Committee has been formed to provide interested residents and businesses an opportunity to discuss plant issues with City of Toronto staff. Committee members also have the opportunity to provide input on issues related to the plant that could affect the surrounding community, such as proposed changes to the facility.

Updates

 


Truck Loading Facility

In May 2013, a Conceptual Design Report for a Biosolids Truck Loading Facility and Associated Odour Control System at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant was completed.


 

Plant Wide Odour Control Assessment

The purpose of the study is to investigate and quantify odours due to wastewater treatment operations at the Highland Creek Treatment Plant and to develop conceptual odour mitigation measures.

On September 12, 2005 a presentation (PDF) was made to the Neighbourhood Liaison Committee to provide information on the status of the Odour Control Assessment. Final recommendations were also presented to the Toronto Works Committee and are currently under consideration.

 


 

Committee Materials

 

Meeting Materials


November 26, 2014

 

January 13, 2014


May 13, 2013


November 12, 2012


April 23, 2012


November 7, 2011


April 18, 2011


Contact the Public Consultation Unit for older meeting materials.

Terms of Reference

 

The Highland Creek Treatment Plant (HCTP) Neighbourhood Liaison Committee (NLC) has been established to provide a forum for the City to communicate with and hear from members of the community and businesses surrounding the HCTP.  The NLC helps the City ensure that impacts of the plant on the surrounding community are minimized.

 

Mandate

The mandate of the HCTP NLC is to:

To provide a forum through which and City and the community surrounding the facility are able to communicate regarding plant issues of mutual concern. 

 


Membership 

Membership on the NLC is open to residents and representatives of businesses surrounding the HCTP and other City of Toronto residents interested in the facility.

 


Administration

  • Meetings of the NLC will be Co-Chaired by a community member of the committee and a City of Toronto staff member. The Community Co-Chair will lead meetings. In their absence, the City of Toronto Co-Chair will chair the meeting. The Co-Chairs will work together to coordinate agendas and other NLC activities.
  • City of Toronto staff will facilitate meetings of the NLC and provide information updates as needed.
  • A minute taker, provided by the City of Toronto, will be present at each meeting.
  • Both the City and NLC members can suggest items for the next agenda during NLC meetings, or by contacting the Co-Chair.
  • City staff will distribute agendas and minutes to NLC members.
  • The NLC will normally meet twice per year, or on an as needed basis. Co-chairs will decide on an appropriate schedule.

 


Additional Community Involvement 

To keep the local community informed of HCTP issues and the progress of the NLC, a newsletter may periodically be issued.

 


Committee Reporting 

  • Input from the NLC will be provided to the Director, Wastewater Management through meeting minutes and by City of Toronto staff.
  • City of Toronto staff will provide information and updates to the NLC on plant issues of concern to the community and HCTP related undertakings.   

 


Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to ensure that Highland Creek Treatment Plant (HCTP) Neighbourhood Liaison Committee (NLC) meetings are conducted in an orderly fashion and to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to participate fairly.

NLC participants (both committee members and City of Toronto staff) shall uphold the following code of conduct during the meeting:                

  • Be courteous
  • Listen to others
  • Respect the opinions of others even if they are controversial
  • Wait your turn. One person speaks at a time.
  • Speak through the Co-Chair
  • Back up your facts
  • When the meeting is underway, take private discussions outside

 

If a participant disrupts the meeting, the Chair will give the individual one warning and on any subsequent occurrence, the Chair will ask that person to leave the meeting.

 


Community Co-Chair Appointment Process

  • A notice will be sent out to those who have attended a meeting in the previous two years to inform of a call for nominations for Community Co-Chair.
  • Committee members may volunteer themselves or nominate another member.
  • Nominated or volunteering members must be able to fulfill the "Roles and Responsibilities" in the section below, with integrity.
  • Those nominated or volunteering will be asked to make a statement to the committee presenting their interest and involvement in the HCTP community. 
  • A vote of committee members who have attended meetings in the previous two years will be taken at the NLC meeting.  NLC members must be present at the meeting to hear the statement from the nominated members, and to vote for the co-chair. 

 


Roles and Responsibilities of the Co-Chair

The Chairperson plays a key role in contributing to a successful meeting. As Chair, that person will work with City of Toronto staff to prepare agendas for the meeting and review the minutes of meetings prior to their distribution.   When chairing a meeting:

  • Welcome all participants.
  • Before the meeting, ensure that you have a clear understanding of the objectives.
  • Assign the floor to a committee member who wishes to speak on the agenda topic and see that no one person dominates the discussion.
  • Steer discussion away from opinions whenever facts are available. Call on staff to provide clarification on matters of discussion.
  • Ensure that all sides of an issue are fully and fairly stated.
  • Remain neutral, unless otherwise stated.
  • Encourage full participation and balanced contributions by all Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee members.
  • Provide a summary of the conclusions reached following discussion.
  • Identify points of consensus to document in the minutes
  • Move the meeting agenda forward in a timely manner.

 

 

Roles and Responsibilities of Committee Members 

  • Come prepared by reading the agenda and reports beforehand and bring them to the meeting.
  • Focus on the meeting topics being discussed
  • Listen carefully to all ideas. Respect the opinions of others. This does not mean you must agree with each other but simply respect each other’s rights to be there and to hold different opinions.
  • Ask questions if a statement is unclear.
  • Participate fully in discussions but do not dominate or allow others to do so. There should only be one speaker at a time.
  • Avoid being defensive if your ideas are criticized.
  • Members should inform the chairperson in advance if leaving early, or if they know they will be late.

 


November 2012

Contact Us

Highland Creek Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

City of Toronto

Manager, Public Consultation Unit

416-392-2990

TTY Customers

416-338-0889

Related Links

 

ExpandHumber Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

The Humber Treatment Plant is one of four sewage treatment plants operated by Toronto Water. Located along the Queensway, near the mouth of the Humber River, the plant provides sewage treatment for wastewater collected from residents and businesses that are in its servicing boundaries. A Neighbourhood Liaison Committee has been formed to provide interested residents and businesses an opportunity to discuss plant issues with City of Toronto staff. Committee members also have the opportunity to provide input on issues related to the plant that could affect the surrounding community, such as proposed changes to the facility.



Meeting Materials

Neighbourhood Liaison Committee Meetings

February 16, 2011


For information about earlier meetings, please contact the Public Consultation Unit.



Terms of Reference

Humber Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee

 Terms of Reference

 

The Humber Treatment Plant (HTP) Neighbourhood Liaison Committee (NLC) has been established to allow area residents and businesses an opportunity to provide comments to the Toronto Works and Emergency Services Department on issues relating to the plant.


Mandate

  1. The mandate of the HTP NLC will be to:
  • provide comments to staff on proposed changes to the operations, buildings and grounds of the HTP;
  • identify and provide comments to staff on issues related to the HTP; and review materials and provide timely input into the decision-making process.


2.The purpose of this input is to identify local community values and perspective on issues relevant to the HTP plant.

 

Role of the Committee

The HTP NLC will act as a:

  • Liaison - facilitating two way communication between the public and Toronto Works and Emergency Services Department
  • Reviewer - to provide advice, recommendations and feedback on issues that the Department raises with the committee
  • Advisor - to bring attention to, provide advice/input on, make recommendation on public issues that involve the plant
  • Working Committee - form sub-committees to deal with specific issues if the need arises.

 

Membership

  1. Membership on the NLC is open to residents and business people in the HTP service area and all other residents in Toronto interested in the facility.
  2. All interested persons will be considered members of the Committee.


 

Administration/Procedure

Committee Co-Chairs

  1. Meetings of the NLC will be co- chaired by two volunteer community members. The community co-chairs of the NLC will preside at meetings and work to coordinate agendas and other NLC activities with staff.
  2. A staff person from the Works and Emergency Services Department - Public Consultation Unit will facilitate meetings of the NLC.
  3. Participants can suggest items for the next agenda during NLC meetings, or by contacting the community-chair or staff.

 

Decision Making Model

  1. The committee shall use the consensus model for decision-making.

 

Meeting Frequency and Location

  1. The NLC will meet at least once a year and further on an as needed basis. Staff or members of the NLC can request that a meeting be held. Either the community-chair or staff must agree with the request.
  2. Meeting of the committee will take place at the HTP - Administration Building.

 

Resources

  1. A minute taker, provided by the Department’s Public Consultation Unit, will be present at each meeting.
  2. Staff will distribute agendas and minutes to all NLC members.
  3. Senior management staff from the Works and Emergency Services Department will be in attendance for each committee meeting.

 

Committee Reporting

  1. The NLC will report to the Director of Water Pollution Control through staff.
  2. Staff will report to the NLC on any HTP related work to be undertaken and provide updates on how their comments have been reported on and/or responded to.


 

Update: April 27, 1998

 

Related Links


 

Odours

ExpandR. C. Harris Public Advisory Committee

Who's involved with the PAC?

This committee is made up of local residents from the area around the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. It meets periodically with City staff and consultants to advise the City about residents' concerns and perspectives on plant operation.

What does the PAC do?


PAC members play an important role in the community and advise City staff on plant issues such as

  • heritage conservation
  • security upgrades
  • future plant improvements
  • residue management

2017 Sediment Basin construction updated information

If you require assistance to read/view the file, please call Mae Lee 416 392 8210 or Tty:  416 338 0889

or email mae.lee@toronto.ca

The next PAC meeting on:


Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the RC Harris Water Filtration Plant:

2701 Queen St E at Victoria Park Ave

What's been happening?

Gallery Improvement

From 2002 to 2007 with PACs assistance, dramatic improvements to the R. C. Harris Water Treatment Plants gallery took place.

PAC members provided information and advice to City staff and consultants on a number of issues between 2002 and 2008 including:

  • Security upgrades and improvements on the north side of property
  • Security upgrades on the west side of property
  • Lighting upgrades for the entire grounds
  • Building envelope upgrades

Residue Management Facility


The City of Toronto recently built a residue management facility at the R.C. Harris Treatment Plant. A residue management facility is a small building containing process equipment and underground tanks. It is used to treat materials leftover from the filtration process of cleaning lake water to make potable (drinking) water.

Construction activities included:

  • installation of fencing and hoarding on the north, east and west boundaries of the plant
  • installation of temporary access roads for plant operations and construction
  • re-location of in-ground services
  • set-up for barging operation at sea-wall
  • excavation of an area a little larger than a football field for installation of the Residue Management facilities

How can I get involved with the PAC?

If you would like more information about the PAC or if would like to be added to the PAC mailing list please contact:.

Mae Lee

Senior Public Consultation Co-ordinator 
Phone: 416 392-8210
mae.lee@toronto.ca

 

ExpandAshbridges Bay Treatment Plant: Implementation and Compliance Monitoring Committee

The former municipality of Metropolitan Toronto submitted the Main Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment (MTP EA) to the Minister of the Environment for approval under the Environmental Assessment Act in December 1997. The purpose of the EA was to establish a plan to meet future wastewater needs in the service area to the year 2011 and to improve the effectiveness of the MTP at reducing environmental impacts.

There were nine individuals or groups who requested that the Minister impose a hearing and/or mediation to address their concerns related to the EA.

Through twenty four mediation sessions, the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant Environmental Assessment’s Mediation Agreement was developed. The City, public and non-governmental organizations reached agreements in April 1999 and signed the Mediation Agreement. 

Mediation Agreement

In the Mediation Agreement, provision was made for the creation of the Implementation and Compliance Monitoring Committee, more commonly known as the ICMC. The Terms of Reference for the ICMC are contained in Resolution #10 of the Mediation Agreement.

The overall purpose of the ICMC is to provide public input to the City relating to the implementation of the EA Approval. Since 2012, the ICMC has been meeting to provide information, discuss and receive comments relating to projects resulting from the approved EA Undertakings. These EA Approved Undertaking projects include a new effluent pumping station, an ultraviolet disinfection system and outfall pipe at Ashbridges Bay Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Agenda, minutes and other items from ICMC meetings are found below.

To be added to the Contact List, please visit toronto.ca/e-updates and follow the instructions to register your e-mail address.



Meeting Minutes from 2012 to present

 

Steering Committee Meeting #11 
Thursday, March 5, 2015 
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 313A

Steering Committee Meeting #10 
Tuesday, December 10 2013. 
6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.  
Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Room 313A


Steering Committee Meeting #9 
Thursday, October 3, 2013. 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Room 303 
Metro Hall, 55 John Street


Steering Committee Meeting #8
Wednesday, January 30, 2013. 
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Room 313A 
Metro Hall, 55 John Street


Steering Committee #7
Wednesday, March 7, 2012. 
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Room 303 
Metro Hall, 55 John STreet,


For meeting minutes from previous years, please contact icmc@toronto.ca

Contact Us

ABTP ICMC - Public Consultation Unit

55 John Street

Metro Hall, 19th Floor

Toronto, ON


 

ExpandGardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee

During the dismantling of the east section of the Gardiner Expressway between 1999 and 2001, two sites in the vicinity of Leslie Street and Lake Shore Boulevard East were found to be contaminated with lead, hydrocarbons and other materials. The contamination is due to the historic industrial land uses in the area, the past use of leaded to gasoline and contaminants in materials used for landfill. The contaminated sites were capped and contained. Finally, the area was landscaped for bike trails and other recreational land uses.

The Gardiner East Contaminated Soil Monitoring and Review Committee was formed in April 2004 to review and monitor the performance of containment measures over time, and report their findings to the community. Monitoring of the sites was to ensure that contaminants remain in place and no risk is posed to the environment or the community.

The mandate of the committee was fulfilled in 2011. Documentation from the committee is maintained here to comply with direction provided by City Council on July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014.


Site Locations

Two contaminated sites were monitored.

Site A runs along the north side of Lake Shore Boulevard East, west of Leslie Stret. Site B is on the south-east corner of Lake Shore Boulevard East and Leslie Street.

PDF version of map

Terms of Reference


PDF version of Terms of Reference




Meeting Materials

April 28, 2004

July 10, 2004

Minutes

September 2, 2004

Presentation - Area Tour

Minutes

November 2, 2004

Minutes

February 28, 2005

Minutes

April 18, 2006

Agenda

Draft Minutes

October 22, 2009

Agenda

Draft Minutes

March 29, 2011

Agenda

Presentation - Sampling Program Final Results

Draft Minutes


Reports

  1. Soil & Groundwater Quality Assessment, Gardiner Expressway Dismantling (August 22, 2001)
  2. Report for Submission to Ontario Ministry of Environment & Energy Site-Specific Risk Assessment Report For Submission Gardiner Expressway Dismantling (May 14, 2002)
  3. Site-Specific Risk Assessment Report, Addendum (December 10, 2002)
  4. Waste Characterization Assessment (Area A) Pre-Construction Soil Testing, Risk Management Plan Implementation (August 12, 2002)
  5. Groundwater Monitoring (May, 2004)
  6. Remediation Summary Report, Implementation of Risk Management Plan, A, (November 29, 2004)
  7. Groundwater Monitoring (May, 2005)
  8. Cover Integrity Inspection (November, 2005)
  9. Groundwater Monitoring Program (June, 2006)
  10. Cover Integrity Inspection (June, 2006)
  11. Cover Integrity Inspection, (November, 2006)
  12. Soil and Groundwater Sampling Final Report (November 13, 2009)
  13. Groundwater Sampling Final Report (July, 2010)



Contact Us

Nazzareno A. Capano, P. Eng.

Manager, Operational Planning & Policy
Transportation Services
ncapano@toronto.ca
416-392-7766


TTY Customers

416-338-0889