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Seabins at the Outer Harbour Marina

Increasing plastic production, coupled with poor waste management practices and the lack of proper recycling infrastructures, is seriously threatening the sustainability and biodiversity of our lakes and waterways.

We are proud to report that on June 25, our very own Outer Harbour Marina became the first commercial installation of Seabins in Canada. Seabins – invented by Australian surfers appalled at the amount of plastic pollution in the ocean – are floating trash bins that collect floating debris and micro-plastics as small as 2 millimeters, and contain a filtration pad that collects hydrocarbons like fuel and oil that can spill into waterways.

The Seabin moves up and down with the natural flow of water, collecting all floating debris. Water is sucked in from the surface and passes through a catch bag inside the Seabin, with a submersible water pump capable of displacing 25.000 LPH (liter per hour), plugged directly into 110/220V outlet. The water is then pumped back into the marina leaving litter and debris trapped in the catch bag to be disposed of properly.

Just one Seabin can collect upward of 3.9 kilograms of debris in a day, filtering as much as 1.4 metric tons of trash in one year.  The OHM has undertaken a pilot project, installing three bins in specific “debris problem areas” of the marina. This strategic positioning enables the wind and the currents to push the debris directly to the Seabin.

The pilot project will allow the marina and PortsToronto to consider the use of Seabins in Toronto’s harbour in future.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/seabin-water-microplastic-garbage-environment-lake-toronto-1.5215763
 

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The Cherry Street bridge over the Keating Channel remains locked in a lifted position due to mechanical failure. The City of Toronto and PortsToronto have retained the services of a professional engineering firm with specialized bridge expertise to begin work on lowering the bridge. 

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The Cherry Street Bridge is currently out of service and locked in a lifted position due to a mechanical/electrical failure experienced on August 1, 2019. Traffic is being re-routed along Lakeshore Boulevard East to the Don Roadway, which connects with Cherry Street via Villiers Street. 

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On June 12 following the release of the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport 2018 Draft Master Plan, PortsToronto, the airport’s owner and operator, kicked-off a 30-day public comment period for stakeholders and members of the public to review and provide comment and feedback that will be contemplated and considered in finalizing the plan.

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