Protect your health, know the numbers!
When Toronto has a ‘Smog Alert’ day, you can barely see the skyline. But did you know that even a nice clear day can pose health risks? What’s out of sight should not be out of mind!
The Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) is an online tool that reports air quality in relation to your health on a scale from 1 to 10. The higher the reading, the greater the health risk.
Most at risk are young children, the elderly, people working or exercising outdoors, and those with health conditions.
Air quality varies based on where you live, work and play. In 2012, North Toronto had three days with a ‘high health risk’ reading (7+) while East Toronto had none!
Toronto has four air monitoring stations so be sure to check your local air conditions when planning outdoor activities.
Scarborough Transit Expansion Update
Transit expansion plans for Scarborough are once again up in the air. This delay is unfortunate because Scarborough residents need new rapid transit lines that are integrated into a city-wide network as soon as possible. To read about what’s at stake and TEA’s position.
Local Food Season!
Enjoy fruits and veggies grown in our region's Greenbelt. Farmers' markets are held almost every day across Toronto. The Greenbelt Fresh Food Finder can help you find nearby markets & farms!