The last complete census by Canada estimated there were 2,731,571 people living in Toronto, making it the largest city in Canada, and the fifth most popular in North America. Toronto’s population grew 4.
3% from 2011 to 2016, with a growth rate of 0.86% a year. the areas with the most growth are Toronto, North york, Scarborough, Etobicoke, and East York. the areas that have had a decrease in population are the neighbourhoods of Corso Italia Davenport , Greenwood Coxwell , Regent Park , and Little Portugal in the old city of Toronto also Caledonia Fairbank and beechborough Greenbrook.Statistics of Canada defines them as a area with a population of at least 100,000, where the main area has at least 50,000 people. Canada’s largest city isn’t immune to the effects of climate change. Toronto is having many weather effects, for example by the year 2050 the temperatures in july and august could potentially reach 44 C. In July 2013 it was raining for hours and there was over 100 millimeters of rain.
The storm flooded subways and submerged dozens of cars on major roads like the Don Valley Parkway. It also left thousands of people without any power for hours and some even days. Also in 2013, between december 20 and 23 toronto was hit by a devastating storm that consisted of a winter storm, a major ice storm, and a tornado outbreak. This storm produced freezing rain that caused major damage to powerlines and even killed 27 people. Toronto is affecting the environment in good and bad way like climate change, waste reduction, greenbelt, Air Quality, toxics, transportation, and city hall.
Number 1 Climate change. In 2013, Toronto had two weather events that helped us feel and know what climate change will bring. The cost to Toronto’s people and City Hall was over $1.3 billion, the equivalent to a one time 51% residential property tax increase. Climate change and the resulting severe weather events will damage our cities, our economy and our health. Number 2 Waste reduction- .Toronto works together to create a waste free future for Toronto by Reducing, reusing, recycling and composting our waste and using less natural resources.
Number 3 Greenbelt- Toronto is surrounded by a lot of agricultural lands, rivers, lakes, trails, ski hills, historical cultural sites, and world-renowned forests and parks, which are protected for all the people that visit the tourist destination called greenbelt. Number 4 Air quality-A lot of the time in Toronto, the air we breathe is full of pollution. This is very dangerous for the developing lungs of young children and for other people who have medical conditions. Number 5 Toxic chemicals can trigger asthma attacks and affect the health of growing children and possible cause cancer thanks to city hall we know what chemicals pollute the air and water in toronto.
Number 6 Transportation – too many people use cars to get around toronto. These vehicles are roughly 28% of Toronto’s Greenhouse Gas emissions and they pollute our air. Number 8 When you think of it, City Hall has a very big impact on our natural environment. City Hall shapes how we deal with waste, how we move around, the energy systems we use, the toxins that enter the environment in the air, land and water that surround us and how well our trees and natural spaces thrive. Toronto can live more sustainable with the power to live green. The power to live green is to build and develop an energy strategy for Toronto’s energy foundation by conserving, renewing, and distributing electricity and natural gas to bring toronto closer to 80 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emission from the year 1990 to the year 2050.
94 percent of greenhouse gas emission comes from the entire toronto area and not just the city of toronto corporation, these targets require the help of all these sectors like,commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential.