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There is still time to mitigate the harms of climate change and build resilient communities in this city. But we need to start now.
Winter road salt finds its way into Toronto’s waterways all year long, harming wildlife, decreasing biodiversity, and damaging infrastructure.
With Villier’s Island, the city aims to combat climate change, create a new mouth to the Don River, and add needed housing. But constructing a climate positive neighbourhood from scratch is no small task.
Climate change causes heat waves, but the city’s politics, policies, and design determine who suffers most.
Not all invasive plant species are damaging to Toronto’s ecosystems. Treating them like they are could do more harm than good.
Pollution from major roads causes premature death and illness, disproportionately affecting the low-income people who live next to them. Solutions are available, but the political will is not.
The Leslie Street Spit was a wasteland of rebar and construction materials. Now it’s an avian paradise and a crucial place for preserving biodiversity in the centre of Canada’s largest city.
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