multi-faceted approach which involves not only their leaseholders but also the
private companies operating out of the Port Lands,”
At a recent meeting convened by TPLC, representatives of several major
companies operating in the Port Lands agreed to research best practices,
initiate dust monitoring and elimination protocols, and work together over the
winter months to develop an appropriate dust management program.
A plan to address the dust issue, which has been the source of complaints by
recreational users, visitors, workers and developers, will be developed and
implemented by spring 2011.
TPLC Senior Property Manager Alan Kearsey proposed a number of potential
solutions at the meeting, including the collective hiring of a private company
to augment sweeping efforts already being carried out by the City of Toronto,
as well as hard-surfacing areas that are currently not paved.
"Having a City Right of Way Management Supervisor and a By-Law Officer in
attendance at the meeting was extremely helpful and sends a strong message,"
said Fletcher. "I hope these companies are willing to take responsibility and
work together in the short term to find a long term solution. If not, then we
will have to move toward stronger enforcement at both the City and Provincial
Formerly known as TEDCO, the Toronto Port Lands Company's mandate is to lease
and manage properties and continue its environmental stewardship exclusively
in the City's port area.