PortsToronto Receives Healthy Rivers and Shorelines Impact Award at 26th annual Living City Environmental Dinner

Toronto (November 8, 2019) – Last night at the 26th annual Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) Living City Environmental Dinner, PortsToronto was announced as the recipient of the Living City Impact Award in the Healthy Rivers & Shorelines category for its efforts to keep Toronto’s harbour and waterfront clean.

PortsToronto’s Sustainability Committee, comprised of staff from each of the organization’s business units, was honoured to accept the award—which recognizes the positive impact of ideas brought forward by committee members over the years, including PortsToronto’s Seabin Pilot Project and organic food waste composting program.

The Living City Impact Awards recognize individuals and organizations that are helping to enrich communities in the TRCA’s jurisdiction and advance the TRCA’s Living City vision. In this vein, PortsToronto has provided meaningful support, along with its waterfront partners, to initiatives such as the annual Clean Water Our Future shoreline cleanup event, which, in 2019, resulted in the removal of 15 tons of debris, including discarded lawn mowers, bicycles and refrigerators from the waters of Lake Ontario.
Through the Seabin Pilot Project, now in effect at the Outer Harbour Marina and at Pier 6 on the city’s waterfront, PortsToronto aims to reduce floating debris and waste in the Toronto Harbour while helping facilitate research and waste literacy initiatives in partnership with the University of Toronto Trash Team, led by Dr. Chelsea Rochman.
About PortsToronto
For more than 100 years PortsToronto has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomed 2.8 million passengers in 2018; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas; and, Marine Terminal 52, which provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $11 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government. For more information, visit https://www.portstoronto.com.
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