City expands planning to address severe weather through Climate Change

As an extension of Toronto’s Climate Change Action Plan, the City and its agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs) will review the impact of climate change, especially severe weather, and develop plans to mitigate the impacts on City operations and infrastructure. Climate change involves a change in long-standing weather patterns, which impacts infrastructure such as buildings, roadways, sewers, as well as humans through such change as heat waves. City divisions and ABCs are expected to report back on issues and impacts for the 2009 budget process. The City will also consider the creation of an Extreme Weather Reserve fund.