Toronto’s stormwater system is overwhelmed and creating basment flooding and unclean water. Here are the top 5 ways to reduce your run-off.
The recent frigid weather has not just been hard on people. A record cold February has caused water pipes to freeze and burst all across Toronto. The situation has become so severe that Mayor Tory has called for a “SWAT team” to deal with the 130 calls to 311 every day.
Toronto’s record-breaking summer rainstorm — the most expensive natural disaster in Ontario history, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) — left Scarborough relatively unscathed. The insured cost of the July 8 storm was about $850 million in the GTA based on data the IBC received from Property Claims Services, an authority on insured property losses.