Toronto Water is set to launch the residential consultation phase of their Stormwater Charge proposal. During the consultations meetings and the community pop-up events staff hope to inform and to receive feedback from residents regarding the proposed new changes to their water bill.
In December 2015, Toronto City Council directed staff to develop an implementation plan for a Stormwater Charge. Toronto Water has reported back with the Stormwater Charge proposal.
The new charge will remove the portion that homeowners currently pay for stormwater management (currently embedded in the water rate), and show it as a separate charge on the water bill. The water rate would decrease and the Stormwater Charge would be added.
City staff will host six formal presentations (times and locations below) and a number of informal pop-ups across the city throughout the month of March and in early April. The formal presentations will allow staff to share detailed information on the proposal and will be followed by a Q&A with subject matter experts. The pop-up sessions are direct community outreach that will create further awareness of the Stormwater Charge and encourage the public to visit the website to learn more and provide feedback.
For more information about the Stormwater Charge, a detailed list of pop-up event dates and locations, and to complete a short survey, please visit: toronto.ca/stormwatercharge
Location and Times of Formal Staff Presentations
|Tuesday, March 7||6-9 p.m.||Scarborough Civic Centre, Chamber||150 Borough Drive|
|Monday, March 20||6-9 p.m.||East York Civic Centre||850 Coxwell Avenue|
|Thursday, March 23||6-9 p.m.||Etobicoke Civic Centre, Chamber||399 The West Mall|
|Tuesday, March 28||6-9 p.m.||York Civic Centre, Chamber||2700 Eglinton Avenue West|
|Thursday, March 30||4-9 p.m.||Metro Hall, Rotunda||55 John Street|
|Tuesday, April 4||6-9 p.m.||North York Civic Centre, Room 1||5100 Yonge Street|