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Welcome to the Toronto and Region Conservation's online media room, your source for TRCA news and stories. In this section, you will find the latest media advisories, media releases, media kits, stories and other information on what TRCA is doing to make Toronto urban region a cleaner, greener healthier place.

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LiveStream is where we tell and share stories about the value of greenspaces, protecting and preserving wildlife habitats and building complete, sustainable communities. Here, you'll find print and online articles and videos from TRCA and other like-minded organizations that educate and enlighten readers and viewers about the importance of preserving watersheds, nature and wildlife. The stories of caring, committed people and organizations like TRCA come to life in The Living City.

Recent News and Stories


City approves 68 new environmentally protected areas

Municipal officials commissioned a scientific study that identified 68 new environmentally significant areas (ESAs) within municipal boundaries, and city council voted this month to insert them as protected zones in Toronto's official conservation plan.


After the Storm -- Rebuilding a Neighbourhood from the Ground Up

This video highlights a restoration project in the Humber River watershed where 10 homes suffered extensive damage to their property after a serious storm on July 8, 2013.


Students, parks giving dead ash trees new life in Richmond Hill

Thanks to a partnership with the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and Sawmill Sid Inc., the wood from Richmond Hill?s ash trees was milled and donated to the Waldorf School in Thornhill.


MEDIA RELEASE: From Tragedy to Triumph -- An Ash Tree Success Story

The destruction of thousands of trees in the GTA by a tiny insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), has been a heavy blow for municipalities and their residents. A new video tells the story of how group of highly motivated and creative people joined forces to repurpose the wood devastated by EAB in surprising and lucrative ways.

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Elizabeth Oakley
Tel: 416-661-6600 ext 5856

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