News Release
February 11, 2015

Residents of south Etobicoke are invited to attend a community meeting to generate ideas and kick start local projects that will help improve air quality, reduce emissions and green the community. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 17 and will be hosted by the City’s new Live Green Community Facilitators.

“Improving local air quality is a complex issue that can be addressed from many different angles,” said Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6 Etobicoke-Lakeshore. “Greening our neighbourhoods starts block by block, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, and real solutions need the input and commitment of the community.”

Community Meeting
Date:  Tuesday, February 17
Time:  6-8 p.m.
Location: Mimico Public Library, 47 Station Rd.

The meeting follows the completion of a local air quality study in the south Etobicoke area in 2014. The study showed that emissions from vehicles and the burning of fuel to heat local homes and businesses are key sources of air pollutants.

Residents are encouraged to bring ideas for projects that they would like to see in their community. There will be an opportunity to share ideas and collaborate on local projects.

More information about the Live Green Community Facilitators and the City’s local air quality studies is available at

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Valerie Cassells
Strategic Communications