This policy supports the maintenance and expansion of Toronto's urban forest, which in turn improves local and regional air quality and encourages physical activity.
Chapter 423 of the Toronto Municipal Code was adopted by Bylaw 1293-2008 and requires certain facilities to report their use of certain substances such as 1,3-butadiene, lead and vinyl chloride, as defined by Schedule A, to the Medical Officer of Health. The report must include calculations on the quantity of the substance being manufactured, processed, used and released to the environment.
This bylaw amends several sections of the Municipal Code Chapter dealing with Sewers. It adds a definition for 'Total PAHs' which is the calculation of all polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons listed under Canada Ontario Agreement Tier I and II Substances Lists. It adds a definition of 'xylenes': "The total calculated sum of meta- and para xylene and ortho xylene." It also provides a new definition of 'Uncontaminated Water' which requires that a variety of chemicals do not exceed levels indicated in the Table provided in this bylaw.
Chapter 844 of the Toronto Municipal Code was adopted by Bylaw 491-2009 and governs the collection of waste, including garbage, recycling, electronics and household hazardous waste, from residential properties. It prohibits certain substances, such as asbestos, from being collected by municipal services.
The bylaw requires green roofs on new commercial, institutional and residential development with a minimum Gross Floor Area of 2,000 m2 as of January 31, 2010. Starting April 30, 2012, the bylaw will require compliance with the bylaw for new industrial development.
This bylaw requires businesses and City operations to report their use and release of 25 hazardous chemicals in Toronto’s environment at levels of concern.
Chapter 492 of the Toronto Municipal Code was adopted by Bylaw 583-2009 and sets requirements for the construction and maintenance of green roofs in Toronto. It requires every building or building addition constructed after January 30, 2010, to include a green roof to improve urban air quality, manage the urban heat island effect, manage stormwater and improve energy efficiency. It also details requirements for plant selection, irrigation, drainage, fire safety, maintenance, etc.
This bylaw requires that an application for a demolition permit (Schedule C of this bylaw) may be required prior to a building demolition. The application for a demolition permit requires the applicant to identify potential hazards such as asbestos (or other designated substances under Section 30 of the Occupational Healthy and Safety Act), urea formaldehyde insulation, PCBs, or chlorofluorocarbons.
This bylaw establishes a reserve fund to receive donations for the planning, design, and development of a Skateboard Park at Ashbridges Bay.
This bylaw establishes a reserve fund for the purpose of receiving donations to be used in the planning, design and development of a BMX Racetrack and Extreme Sports Facility at Marilyn Bell Park.
Chapter 548 of the Toronto Municipal Code was adopted by Bylaw 695-2004 and prohibits the littering or dumping of waste in Toronto. Prohibited waste is listed in Schedule B and includes paint products, batteries, asphalt and asbestos.
This bylaw regulates what activities are permitted in parks. It prohibits the consumption, serving and selling alcoholic beverages. It also describes what recreational activities are allowed and under what conditions, including bicycling and sports.
Chapter 612 of the Toronto Municipal Code was adopted by Bylaw No. 456-2003 and prohibits the use of pesticides within the boundaries of the City. Exceptions include, but are not limited to, the use of pesticides: in enclosed buildings; to control termites; to disinfect water for human or animal use, and; to comply with the Weed Control Act and its related regulations.
This bylaw prohibits the application of pesticides within the boundaries of the City of Toronto, with several exemptions. For the purposes of this bylaw a pesticide does not include any product with active ingredients listed within part 2 of the definition. This list does not include glyphosate, malathion and diazinon.
Chapter 841 of the Toronto Municipal Code was adopted by Bylaw 575-2002 and governs the collection of waste, including garbage, recycling, and organic matter, from commercial properties. It prohibits certain substances, such as asbestos, from being collected by municipal services.
This bylaw governs the handling and collection of garbage and other waste from commercial properties. It lists prohibited waste as including: hazardous waste chemicals, PCBs, radioactive waste, moth balls, fungicides, fuels, batteries, asbestos, urea formaldehyde, and other dangerous wastes.
Chapter 681 of the Toronto Municipal Code was adopted by Bylaw No. 457-2000 governs the sewer system in Toronto. It prohibits any person from depositing sewage into a system if the sewage contains hazardous waste, or exceeds the concentration limits of certain substances such as arsenic, lead or cadmium, as listed in Table 1.
This bylaw prohibits the littering or dumping of waste and debris (including industrial and chemical waste) on City or private property. It also requires that the owner of any land on which waste material has been deposited immediately cleans the land and clears the waste.
This bylaw requires pollution prevention plans from industries with permits to discharge to City sewers (11 heavy metals and 27 organics, dental wastes).
This bylaw prohibits the burning of used motor oil within space heaters. It is based on the fact that it generates significantly more air pollution than other cleaner fuels that space heaters can burn with no modifications or cost required.
Chapter 363 of the Toronto Municipal Code governs the construction and demolition of buildings in Toronto. Any person wishing to demolish a building must apply for a permit and provide additional information as set out in Schedule C, such as whether the structure contains hazardous substances, asbestos and urea formaldehyde.
In an effort to curb air pollution, this bylaw prohibits vehicles and boats from idling for more than three minutes in a sixty-minute period.
This bylaw requires that an application for a demolition permit (Schedule B of this bylaw) may be required prior to a building demolition. The application for a demolition permit requires the applicant to identify potential hazards such as asbestos (or other designated substances under Section 30 of the Occupational Healthy and Safety Act), urea formaldehyde insulation, PCBs, or chlorofluorocarbons.