Expanding commuter transit along the Georgetown Corridor will dramatically improve the Greater Toronto Area's public transportation network, which significantly benefits Torontonians by reducing commuter car traffic and enabling planning for more sustainable neighbourhoods and communities. However Metrolinx is proposing to use diesel run trains on the expanded lines, with plans to electrify the Corridor in the next fifteen years. TEA calls on Metrolinx to electrify the Corridor as soon as possible to reduce local health impacts associated with diesel exhaust.
News & Updates
The Toronto Civic Employees' Union Local 416 (CUPE) and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 79 have announced that they are on strike. The locals were in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2009.
Toronto Environmental Alliance's Letter to the Toronto Star's Editor in response to Wind farm debate far from over
On December 3rd, 2008, Toronto City Council voted for a precedent setting toxics disclosure policy. With an overwhelming vote of 33-3, Toronto became the first city that would require businesses - from dry cleaners to funeral homes and auto-body repair shops - to reveal their discharges of 25 priority chemicals.
Please call or email your City Councillor TODAY and tell them to vote YES for an improved Local Food Procurement Policy at Wednesday's Council meeting.
Get a ride to the Public Meeting on Monday November 24, RSVP!, Sign the Petition because your Toronto includes Windmills, Write a letter to the Ontario Government and use our sample letter to help!
Right now, Toronto has an opportunity to take a giant step forward in creating clean, green sustainable power… but that opportunity may be blocked before it even gets started.
On October 30th 2008, City Council unanimously adopted a local food procurement policy and implementation plan. Council adopted TEA’s suggested amendment and agreed to develop a plan to achieve an aggressive 50% local food purchasing target as soon as possible! This means it is now the policy of the City to progressively increase the percentage of local food it buys for its daycares, shelters and seniors’ homes.
In 2008, Toronto Hydro proposed installing an anemometer in Lake Ontario near the Scarborough Bluffs. The anemometer would measure wind speeds and assess if the area could be a potential site for wind turbines. Below is a letter which TEA distributed to Toronto residents.