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Toronto

RESOURCES

Organisations, Programmes, and Projects

2019 Climate Resilience Framework and Recommendations Report, City of Toronto

Description: Integrated mitigation and adaptation framework with recommendations

https://www.toronto.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/8ecc-CRF_Final_v3_AODA.pdf

Climate Change, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Description: Adaptation projects including flood protection and watershed management

https://trca.ca/conservation/climate-change/

Toronto, C40 Cities

Description: City profile with case studies

https://www.c40.org/cities/toronto

Climate Risk Institute

Description: non-profit with projects for climate assessments, infrastructure, and resilience in Ontario

https://climateriskinstitute.ca/

Climate Change, Toronto Environmental Alliance

Description: community projects and reports for climate adaptation

https://www.torontoenvironment.org/climate_change

Community Resilience to Extreme Weather

Description: community mapping of climate risks and resiliency index in Toronto

http://www.crewtoronto.ca/our-projects/neighbourhood-resiliency-maps/

Reports and Policies

Ontario’s Great Lakes Strategy, Government of Ontario

Description: environmental goals and priorities to protect the Great Lakes

https://www.ontario.ca/page/ontarios-great-lakes-strategy

Ontario Climate Change and Health Toolkit, Ministry of Health and Long-term care

Description: technical report with adaptation assessment guidelines and health modelling study

http://health.gov.on.ca/en/common/ministry/publications/reports/climate_change_toolkit/climate_change_toolkit.pdf

Ahead of the Storm… Preparing Toronto for Climate Change, Toronto Environment Office

Description: Climate change adaptation plan from 2008

http://www.climateneeds.umd.edu/pdf/ahead_of_the_storm.pdf

Toronto Resilience Strategy, City of Toronto

Description: defines resilience and outlines a strategy for the city and region

https://www.toronto.ca/ext/digital_comm/pdfs/resilience-office/toronto-resilience-strategy.pdf

Academic Articles

Perdeaux, S. 2017. Climate Change Adaptation ‘Stories’ of Ontario: A collection of five adaptation initiatives from across Ontario. Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Division of Natural Resources Canada.

Description: contains four case studies on water-related initiatives in the Toronto region

http://www.climateontario.ca/doc/RACIII/Climate_Change_Stories_of_Ontario_Final.pdf

Paterson, J.A., Ford, J.D., Ford, L.B. et al. 2012. Adaptation to climate change in the Ontario public health sector. BMC Public Health 12, 452.

Description: analysis of interviews conducted with public health officials in Ontario

https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1471-2458-12-452

Henstra, D. (2012). Toward the Climate-Resilient City: Extreme Weather and Urban Climate Adaptation Policies in Two Canadian Provinces. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, 14(2), 175-194.

Description: Compares Toronto and Halifax’s climate adaptation policy development

https://doi.org/10.1080/13876988.2012.665215

Zeuli, Kimberly, Nijhuis, Austin, Macfarlane, Ronald, & Ridsdale, Taryn. (2018). The Impact of Climate Change on the Food System in Toronto. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(11), 2344.

Description: analysed potential of weather events to influence Toronto’s food system

https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15112344

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