Toronto's Future Weather and Climate

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm

Swansea Town Hall, 95 Lavinia Ave., Toronto
By transit: From Runnymede station, walk south 1 block to Deforest; west 3 blocks to Lavinia; south to 95 Lavinia.

Green 13 welcomes speaker Franz Hartmann, Executive Director of Toronto Environmental Alliance.

In the wake of extreme and costly events such as the wash out of part of Finch Avenue during a one-hour intense summer storm in August  2005, and the marked increase in summer temperatures, the City commissioned SENES Consulting to examine monitored data (2000-2009) and to model results for 2040-2049. The result: Toronto's Future Weather and Climate Driver Study outlines the severe weather we can expect in 2040 due to climate change. Toronto will be facing dramatically warmer temperatures and an increase in heavy summer rainfall.

What are the implications? How will this hotter, wetter weather affect our health? our homes? our environment? our infrastructure?

Please join us at this important meeting to learn more about what the study predicts, what the City is - or should be - doing, and to discuss what we can do to prepare.

For some useful background, here are two key documents:

1) Toronto’s Future Weather & Climate Driver Study: Outcomes Report
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2012/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-51653.pdf

2) Toronto’s Future Weather & Climate, Presentation to Parks & Environment Committee, Jan. 29, 2013
http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-55628.pdf

We have also invited Councillor Doucette, and she will attend if she can.