Ontario

The Ontario case studies listed here were created or supported by CCIAD.

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Climate Change Adaptation in the City of Greater Sudbury

cover page of case study, titled, Climate Change Adaptation in the City of Greater Sudbury

(2011) (PDF, 1.14 MB, 4 pages).

The City of Greater Sudbury has undertaken numerous adaptation initiatives over the past decade, including participating in assessments to identify vulnerabilities to climate change and the creation of the Sudbury Climate Change Consortium.

communitiesInfrastructure

Sudbury


Hamilton Conservation Authority Climate Change Strategy

cover page of case study, titled, Hamilton Conservation Authority Climate Change Strategy

(2008) (PDF, 858 KB, 4 pages).

The creation of a Community Climate Change Action Charter by the City of Hamilton led to the development of the Hamilton Conservation Authority’s Climate Change Strategy. The strategy takes a watershed-based approach to adaptation and mitigation.

CommunitiesWater Resources

Hamilton


Federal Government Buildings in a Changing Climate

Cover page case study, titled, Adapting to Climate Change Canada’s First National- Engineering Vulnerability Assessment of public infrastructure- Government Of Canada Building, Ottawa

(2008) (HTML, PDF, 5.62 MB, 83 pages).

A vulnerability assessment of three Government of Canada buildings’ infrastructure, at varying lifecycle stages, was undertaken using the PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol.

communitiesInfrastructure

Ottawa


Climate Change and Toronto Culverts

Cover page of case study, titled, Climate Change and Toronto Culverts

(2011) (PDF).

Three road culverts were evaluated, using the PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol, towards adaptive management for all culverts.

InfrastructureTransportation

Toronto


Risks to Welland's Water Infrastructure from Climate Change

Cover page of case study, titled, Risks to Welland's Water Infrastructure from Climate Change

(2012) (PDF).

Storm water and wastewater system components at risk of failure, damage, or deterioration were identified using the PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol.

communitiesInfrastructureWater resources

Welland


Climate Change and Toronto Community Housing

Cover page of case study, titled, Climate Change and Toronto Community Housing

(2012) (PDF).

Vulnerability of a public, residential high-rise building was assessed using the PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol, and climatic projections for the years 2020 and 2050.

communitiesInfrastructure

Toronto


Toronto Green Standard

Cover page of case study, titled, Toronto Green Standard

(2012) (PDF, 17MB, 5 pages).

A set of performance measures to support the evaluation of site and building designs related to, energy and water efficiency, air and water quality, ecological services, and solid waste management.

EnergyInfrastructureWater resources

Toronto


Hot Weather Response Plan

Cover page of case study, titled, Hot Weather Response Plan

(2012) (PDF, 17MB, 4 pages).

Plan to alert those most at risk of heat-related illness that hot weather conditions either currently exist or are imminent, and to take appropriate precautions.

communitieshealth

Sudbury


Forest Floor Mat Transplanting in Sudbury

Cover page of case study, titled, Forest Floor Mat Transplanting in Sudbury

(2012) (PDFs, 359KB, 4 pages).

A large-scale forest floor transplant program was developed by partnering with mining companies to develop a Biodiversity Action Plan.

CommunitiesForestryMining

Sudbury


York Region De-Icing Strategies

Cover page of case study, titled, York Region De-Icing Strategies

(2012) (PDF, 359KB, 4 pages).

The York Transportation and Community Planning Department Salt Management Plan introduced new tools and strategies for de-icing.

InfrastructureTransportationCommunities

York Region


Guelph Water Conservation Programming

Cover page of case study, titled, Guelph Water Conservation Programming

(2012) (PDF, 282KB, 4 pages).

A water conservation and efficiency strategy update that recommends a proactive suite of projects towards achieving a 20% reduction of average daily water consumption by 2025.

CommunitiesInfrastructureWater resources

Guelph


Syndromic Surveillance System for Heat-Related Illnesses

Cover page of case study, titled, Syndromic Surveillance System for Heat-Related Illnesses

(2012) (PDF, 530KB, 4 pages).

Results of a pilot project in Southeastern Ontario where an existing syndromic surveillance system has been adapted to monitor real-time environmental heat and heat-related illnesses

Urban CommunitiesHealth

Hastings & Prince Edward Counties; Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District; Peterborough County-City; Kingston Frontenac and Lennox Addington (KFL&A)


Pioneer Park Stormwater Management Rehabilitation

Cover page of case study, titled, Pioneer Park Stormwater Management Rehabilitation

(2012) (PDF, 450KB, 4 pages).

As part of Richmond Hill’s stormwater management system, the Pioneer Park Facility provides flood, water quality and erosion protection for approximately 740ha of land.

CommunitiesInfrastructureWater Resources

Richmond Hill


Alternative Land Use Services

Cover page of case study, titled, Alternative Land Use Services

(2012) (PDF, 339KB, 4 pages).

A pilot program in Norfolk County to maximize environmental benefit while engaging farm partners.

CommunitiesHealthWater Resources

Norfolk County


Markham Greenprint Sustainability Plan

Cover page of case study, titled, Markham Greenprint Sustainability Plan

(2011) (PDF, 680KB, 4 pages).

Maintaining environmental health and establishing adaptive actions to manage future climate related risk.

AgricultureCommunitiesInfrastructureHealthTransportationWater Resources

Markham


Thunder Bay Cogeneration

Cover page of case study, titled, Thunder Bay Cogenereation

(2012) (PDF, 392 KB, 4 pages).

Investments in a new waste water treatment facility reduced pollution and contributed to both climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts.

CommunitiesWater resources

Thunder Bay


Peterborough Flood Reduction Programming

Cover page of case study, titled, Peterborough Flood Reduction Programming

(2012) (PDF, 237 KB, 4 pages).

The City initiated the Flood Reduction Master Plan process to enhance resilience to future flooding.

CommunitiesWater resources

Peterborough


First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment Report

Cover page of case study, titled, First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment Report – Prepared for the City of Sudbury Infrastructure Services Department

(2008) (PDF).

Vulnerability and adaptability of road-related infrastructure to climate change was assessed using the PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol.

CommunitiesIntrastructureTransportation

Sudbury


Vulnerability of Claireville and G. Ross Water Control Dams

Cover page of case study, titled, Vulnerability of Claireville and G. Ross Water Control Dams

(2010) (PDF).

An assessment of the vulnerabilities of the dams to a changing climate, using 2050 scenarios, was undertaken, following the PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol.

CommunitiesIntrastructureWater resources

Claireville and Toronto


Vulnerability of Sanitary Sewer System – Town of Prescott

Cover page of case study, titled, Vulnerability of Sanitary Sewer System – Separated Town of Prescott

(2012) (PDF).

Areas and operations of the Town's sanitary sewage system that may be at increased risk of failure and/or damage due to potential change in climate were identified with the PIEVC infrastructure risk assessment protocol.

CommunitiesIntrastructureWater resources

Prescott