Toronto and Region Conservation
for The Living City

2012 Annual Report



  • TRCA has a new logo

    TRCA has a new logo

    In 2012, TRCA announced its new logo and wordmark! The new logo is designed to convey not only our name, but also who we are today, and what we are working towards – The Living City®. Though It can be interpreted in many ways, the round icon representing connection and continuity has been designed to reflect the on-going and ever-changing, interdependence of all TRCA aspires to – healthy rivers and shorelines, greenspace and biodiversity, and sustainable communities.

  • What we do

    What we do

    TRCA works with partners to secure a sustainable future for the Toronto region through the responsible management of water, land and other renewable resources. Using science-based techniques to protect and restore natural systems, and progressive community programs to encourage involvement by all residents in the region, TRCA is helping to build a greener, cleaner, healthier place to live in the Toronto region now, and for generations to come.

  • Our expertise

    Our expertise

    TRCA offers knowledge and experience to contribute to a healthy city region. This includes ecology and the study of water quality, natural habitats, plants, animals and more to help us identify environmental needs, set targets and restore natural areas; sustainable community development to advise partners about land use, development proposals and construction; and environmental education to help students and community members appreciate their local environment and learn to look after it.

  • Local action

    Local action

    While we are mindful of our participation in the global environment, our work is primarily focused on the environment here in the Toronto region. We work to protect and restore the health and resilience of the nine watersheds that form the Toronto region, and the Lake Ontario waterfront along its southern boundary.

  • Working together

    Working together

    Communities across our watersheds are meeting the challenge of protecting and restoring the health of our environment. TRCA works alongside its municipal funding partners, other environmental departments and organizations, educational institutions, corporations and grass roots community groups to help them achieve their goals in support of a greener, cleaner, healthier place to live.