Residents who live in homes built before the mid-1950s can submit a tap water sample to the City for testing, free of charge, to help determine the amount of lead in the water.
Prior to the mid-1950s, lead was commonly used to build pipes that deliver water from the street into residential homes. Lead pipes were not used in apartment and other buildings with more than six units, regardless of age. Lead is too soft to handle the pressure needed for these types of buildings.
Kits can be picked up and dropped off at any of the following Toronto Public Health locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Etobicoke Civic Centre, 4th floor, 399 The West Mall (at Burnhamthorpe Road)
North York Civic Centre, 2nd floor, 5100 Yonge St. (north of Sheppard Avenue)
1530 Markham Rd., 5th floor (at Milner Avenue, north of Highway 401)
|South Region 2||
44 Victoria St., 18th floor (just south of Adelaide Street, north of King Street)
|South Region 3||
175 Memorial Park Ave. (just west of Coxwell Avenue, south of Cosburn Avenue)