The Ins and Outs of Water in Toronto

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham St. (1 block west of Bathurst, south of Bloor)

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to learn about:

  • How climate change is forcing Toronto and other cities around the world to consider new ways of managing storm water
  • Toronto's water quality
  • What happens to our water when we have finished with it


  • Karen Buck will present how climate change might keep Toronto's waterfront an Area of Concern, in spite of regulations and actions taken by the city. She will also show how Tritium pollution from Ontario nuclear plants affects our drinking water quality and, how actions taken by Toronto citizen groups and citizens have had positive results.
  • Aliss Terpstra will explain how water fluoridation is intentional pollution of both drinking water and the environment. She will expose the industrial waste chemicals being used; their synergistic effect on treatment infrastructure and water quality and explain the politics behind the fluoridation policy.

The presenters will also look at the quality of our drinking water and how the city handles water when we have finished using it.

Speaker Bios:

  • Karen Buck – President of Citizens for a Safe Environment and Co-Chair of the Ashbridge's Bay Treatment Plant Neighbourhood Liaison Committee and community advocate for public policy reform.
  • Aliss Terpstra – core member of the Toronto Chapter Council of Canadians, director of International Institute of Concern for Public Health (IICPH) until 2015. She also co-founded Canadians Opposed to Fluoridation and is a Certified Nutritional Practitioner.


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