A watershed includes all of the lands draining into a river system and, in the Greater Toronto region, ultimately into Lake Ontario. The watershed approach considers and plans for the entire drainage area and all its components.
Toronto and Region Conservation acts as a catalyst for positive change, providing technical expertise and working with volunteer groups to improve the health of watersheds. We also consult with community members about their expectations for the watershed. In its advocate role for watersheds, Toronto and Region Conservation works with municipalities to ensure that our watershed ecosystems become as important in community planning as the road, sewer, and water supply systems.