The average rainfall for the entire month of August landed on Toronto in a single 24-hour period on August 7, 2018. The Swim Drink Fish Monitoring Team went to Harbourfront on the morning of August 8, 2018. They found evidence of a major sewage spill that poses a threat to public and environmental health. This letter to the City of Toronto explains our concerns.
Last night’s heavy rainfall caused a significant sewage spill in Toronto’s Inner Harbour. To reduce exposure to bacteria and waterborne illnesses, Toronto waterfront users should avoid contact with the water for at least 48 hours.