Toronto gets average grades on Living City Report Card

The Living City Report Card was released yesterday, and like any student who receives Cs and Ds on his report card, there's disappointment but still 'hope' for Toronto. The Greater Toronto region has made significant steps in improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions but it needs more leadership on improving transit and curbing urban sprawl, finds the report, which also shows that water and electric consumption is down, but recycling efforts are remain poor. Conducted by the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, the report measured performance in six areas: water and air quality, carbon emissions, waste diversion, land use and biodiversity.

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