Smog Report Card 2005

The City of Toronto scored a "C-" on the Toronto Environmental Alliance's eighth annual Smog Report Card. The Report Card measures the City of Toronto's progress in implementing the 1998 smog plan and subsequent promises on air quality issues.

TEA reviewed Toronto's performance on smog in 6 key areas. The City received high marks for greening its fleet of vehicles and pressing other levels of government for air quality action. However, the City has fallen behind in implementing a wide range of programs including: energy efficiency improvements, getting its own energy from green sources like wind and solar power, better public transit, and making Toronto more bike- and pedestrian-friendly. The City has also been slow to fulfill a longstanding commitment to develop a comprehensive Air Quality Strategy.