May 12, 2014 6:01 am

Toronto seeks public input on city’s extreme weather response

A woman gets gets out of her car to check it in flood water on Lakeshore West during a storm in Toronto on Monday, July 8, 2013.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

TORONTO – Toronto city council wants to know what they can do better to weather proof the city and they want your input.

2013 was a big year for weather, first the July flood and then the December ice storm.

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The City of Toronto wants to know how they can learn from both of those experiences to better prepare for future storms and weather emergencies.

Tonight is the first of four public meetings on “Weatherproofing Your City.”

Citizens can also contribute their feedback online.

The times and locations for the consultation sessions are as follows:

Each event will start with an open house at 6:00 pm.

A brief presentation followed by questions and answers will begin at 7:00 pm.

Participants can join small group discussions starting at 8:00 pm.

  • Monday, May 12 — Scarborough Civic Centre Council Chambers, 150 Borough Drive
  • Tuesday, May 13 — City Hall Rotunda, 100 Queen Street West
  • Wednesday, May 14 — North York Civic Centre Members Lounge, 5100 Yonge Street
  • Thursday, May 15 — Etobicoke Civic Centre Council Chambers, 399 The West Mall

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