Our communities need protection from flooding. That’s why in 2019, we teamed up with the Niagara Community Foundation, the Toronto Foundation, and the Durham Community Foundation to deliver a new innovative project designed to reduce the harm caused by flooding along Western Lake Ontario.
Part of a larger Great Lakes wide project called Great Lakes One Water, our focus is on increasing the use of natural infrastructure, like trees, green roofs and rain gardens. That’s because natural infrastructure is an excellent way to keep water out of our basements and streets, and to clean it before it enters Lake Ontario. We’re working with community stakeholders across the Greater Golden Horseshoe to find innovative ways of installing natural infrastructure.