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LiveStream is where we tell and share stories about the value of greenspaces, protecting and preserving wildlife habitats and building complete, sustainable communities. Here, you'll find print and online articles and videos from TRCA and other like-minded organizations that educate and enlighten readers and viewers about the importance of preserving watersheds, nature and wildlife. The stories of caring, committed people and organizations like TRCA come to life in The Living City.



Former Environment Commissioner elected Earthroots board chair

Long-serving Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller has been elected as chair of the board of Earthroots, the group championing Ontario’s old growth forests for three decades.


How to become a Watershed Champion

Becoming a Watershed Champion is an easy thing to do but the positive effects are long-lasting. Shoreline cleanups are for people who want to get their hands dirty looking after the environment in their own communities. Your efforts will have an immediate and positive impact on the environment. Become a Watershed Champion today.


The Brook Never Sleeps: Young people take to the creek at annual Uxbridge environmental event

More than 40 young people filled Uxbridge Town Hall today and later explored the nearby Uxbridge Brook as part of The Brook Never Sleeps, a hands-on, educational event that introduces young people to the nature and ecology of their local creek.


5 lost rivers that run under Toronto

As early city builders would find, it's actually quite difficult to completely erase a river, and many of the waterways that once penetrated downtown Toronto still exist, re-routed into culverts or sewers and (mostly) from view. BlogTO looks at five buried rivers that used to flow through Toronto.


Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival Q&A

The Sugarbush Maple Syrup Festival is underway until April 3 at Toronto and Region Conservation's Kortright Centre and Bruce'?s Mill Conservation Area and Credit Valley Conservation's Island Lake and Terra Cotta Conservation Areas. We spoke with Bruce'?s Mill?s supervisor, Andrew Morin, to get the details on what to expect at this year?s festival.


Spring Safety Message: Exercise Caution Near Waterways

Toronto and Region Conservation urges residents to keep family members and pets away from the water's edge this spring.


Scraping the bottom of the channel

This Toronto Observer article examines how PortsToronto prevents flooding by dredging the Keating Channel with ailing equipment that may not see tomorrow. The creation of Cell 1 and eventually Cell 2 at Tommy Thompson Park, using the dredged material are mentioned in this piece.


Environment Minister seeks to boost Parks Canada after nearly $30 million in Tory budget cuts

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna wants more Canadians to visit our national parks and historic sites, including new Canadians and low income families and is concerned about how Parks Canada can fulfill its mandate after millions of dollars of cuts to its budget on the previous Tory government's watch.


Reflections of The Living City

At its recent 60th General Meeting, Toronto and Region Conservation celebrated its deep commitment to the preservation of the natural world here in an urban setting. The event featured the viewing of this inspiring video in which municipal leaders and partners reflect on the value of TRCA and its relevance in the coming years.


Toronto should be Canada's "Bee City": Editorial

The naming of Toronto as a 'Bee City' is an idea whose time has come, as this Toronto Star editorial so aptly points out. It's time for this city to become the 'Queen Bee' of pollinator preservation.


Family Day Event combines Ecological Understanding, Creative Solutions and Fun

An upcoming community event is aimed at celebrating how teamwork has led to some inspiring solutions. The family day event, this Saturday, Feb. 13, will be held at the Toronto and Region Conservation's Tree and Wood Recovery Centre at the Small Arms Building, 1352 Lakeshore Drive, Mississauga from 12 to 3 p.m.


Order trees online to help grow Caledon's tree canopy

The Town of Caledon is bringing back its tree seedling program back for 2016. The Program provides Caledon residents with tree seedling and deciduous potted stock options.


Meet Ontario's radical new environment commissioner

In this National Post article, David Reevely writes about Ontario's new Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe.


Decoding Climate Change Locally

Now that climate change is being recognized and plans put in place to tackle it, the work of TRCA is even more relevant and critical.


Advisory Panel Recommendations Get it Right

Earlier this year, the Conservation Authorities Moraine Coalition (CAMC) released their Report Card on the environmental health of the Oak Ridges Moraine and Greenbelt. It revealed water quality in streams and rivers was becoming increasingly degraded. The Report Card called for renewed partnerships, tools and funding to enhance and restore natural heritage and water resource systems. The Advisory Panel listened and agreed.


Kortright Centre incorporates Aboriginal perspectives into its programming

The Kortright Centre for Conservation is working to incorporate an Aboriginal perspective throughout its programming.


Saving the GTA's beetle-ravaged ash wood (creatively!)

TRCA is teaming up with local partners to make the most of an environmental invasion.


Ditch the city noise for a lovely stroll in Scarborough

Toronto Star reporter Nancy White takes a look at the Port Union Waterfront Park, a 3.8-kilometre trail stretching from Highland Creek to the Rouge River on the Lake Ontario shore. A project of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and Waterfront Toronto, it was completed in November 2012.


Scarborough Waterfront Project Shoreline Tour

TRCA has initiated an Individual Environmental Assessment (EA) study to create a system of greenspaces for 11 km along the Lake Ontario shoreline between Bluffers's Park and East Point Park in the City of Toronto.


TRCA wins 2015 OPPI Award of Excellence for Leading Edge Watershed Policy Document

Toronto and Region Conservation was recently honoured with the 2015 Award of Excellence by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute.