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Lake Ontario Evenings “Weathering the Storms Edition”

Jan 16, 2014

Media Advisory

Attention Assignment Desks

January 16, 2014


On Tuesday, January 21, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) presents Lake Ontario Evenings: Weathering the Storms. This free public event is part of the Lake Ontario Evenings Speaker's Series where experts will discuss and take questions about climate change, future flooding risks and Toronto's plans to lessen the damage of extreme weather events.


  • "Water: The New Fire" - Glenn McGillivray, Managing Director of Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction
  • "Extreme Storms, Urban Flooding and Toronto's Response" - Ted Bowering, Acting Director, Toronto Water
  • "The Impacts of Watershed Urbanization on Flood Risk" - Ryan Ness, Manager, Water Resources, Toronto and Region Conservation

When: Tuesday January 21, 2014

Time: Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentations start at 6:30 pm and will conclude with an audience Q & A

Where: Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen Street West, Toronto

Cost: Free

Public Registration:

Media Registration: please contact Rowena Calpito at

About Lake Ontario Evenings


Lake Ontario Evenings was started in 2009 in an effort to increase public interest in and awareness of issues facing Lake Ontario. Past themes have included water diversion, biodiversity, the nearshore environment, environmental contaminants, Toronto landscape and beaches. Three events are being planned for 2014, including a spring session on Lake Ontario's Underwater and Shoreline Heritage.

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About Toronto and Region Conservation

With more than 55 years of experience, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) helps people understand, enjoy and look after the natural environment. TRCA's vision is for the Living City - a cleaner, greener and healthier place to live, for you today and for your children tomorrow. For more information, call 416-661-6600 or visit us at

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Rowena Calpito

Supervisor, Public Relations, Toronto and Region Conservation

Tel: 416-661-6600 Ext. 5632 E-mail:




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