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Enforcement

Enforcement plays an important role in valley and stream corridor management. The TRCA's Enforcement Section works closely with Planning and Development staff to ensure compliance with the regulations and policies adopted by the Authority.

We have movedEnforcement Officers regularly inspect and file reports on works approved under a TRCA Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses permit. In cases where works are carried out without proper authorization from the conservation authority, Enforcement Officers will notify the proponent of the violation and may lay charges.

TRCA Enforcement Officers are assigned to look after specific areas within the jurisdiction and carry out the following duties:

  • Provide information (e.g. regulations and development restrictions)
  • Liaise with contractors/excavators on approved work sites
  • Undertake inspections of potential violation sites as a preventative measure
  • Regularly inspect permitted activity sites for compliance with approved permits
  • Resolve minor infractions through landowner cooperation
  • Resolve violations by notice through discussions, removal, restoration and/or the permit process where possible 
  • Process legal proceedings when necessary to ensure compliance

To report a violation or to contact staff at the TRCA's Enforcement Section, call 416-661-6600, ext. 5229. You can also reach us the address below:

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Att: Enforcement
5 Shoreham Drive
Downsview, Ontario
M3N 1S4
Fax (416) 667-6273