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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.


St. Lawrence River is ‘slowly dying,’ U.S. environmental group warns

The Toronto Star reports on how American Rivers is calling on the U.S. and Canadian governments to act on preserving the endangered river. It says the river, the wetlands and the wildlife have suffered harm and action must be taken to prevent further damage.


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.


Hundreds of students gather in Woodbridge for EcoSummit

CTV Barrie covered the first ever EcoSummit in Woodbridge Tuesday. Hundreds of young environmental ambassadors gathered with a particular purpose in mind. Students representing 19 of more than 1,700 certified eco-schools in Ontario discussed environmental learning and green initiatives. Ontario's Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray was the guest speaker at Tuesday's event.


U of T will boost climate-change research, innovation and education

University of Toronto News explains how U of T is supporting new academic projects in the fight against climate change – an area in which the University is already recognized as a global leader.


Citizen scientists sought to protect wildlife TRCA launches Road Ecology Citizen Science Project April 7 in Vaughan

TRCA is launching a new initiative — the Road Ecology Citizen Science Project — using volunteers to help gather data on wildlife “road interaction”.


Innovative Mapping Technology tells Story of Hurricane Hazel and Progression of TRCA Flood Management Systems

Released today, Toronto and Region Conservation's (TRCA) 'Toronto A City of Rivers' tells the story of where we've been and where we are now in flood management in an innovative way, using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology with a written narrative.


TRCA Statement on the death of Rob Ford

Condolences expressed by TRCA Chair Maria Augimeri.


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.


Making milkweed seed balls to help monarch butterflies

The Niagara Review covered a special event Saturday where Janette Lewis-Cridland, from the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, taught children how to make milkweed seed balls at a workshop at the Niagara Parks Commission Butterfly Conservatory.


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.


Scarborough condo leading way toward "zero waste?"

In this Toronto Star article, David Rider examines how one wildly successful Scarborough condo building may be a model for the city in keeping more of our garbage out of the dump.


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.


Green Growth – Economic and Environmental Benefits

In the latest edition of Novae Res Urbis, (NRU Publishing), reporter Leah Wong spent time interviewing TRCA's own Bernie McIntyre to get his take on the recently released report by the Canadian Green Building Council and The Delphi Group on how both the economy and environment can benefit from green building.


Surprise Proposal Reunites Sweethearts Forever at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Just in time for Valentines' Day, a love story that makes you believe in miracles.