Toronto Public Health and Clean Air Partnership convened an Air Quality Monitoring Roundtable to better understand and explore the interest across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area in developing a more collaborative air quality monitoring strategy for the region.
The goals of the roundtable were to:
- Identify any gaps in knowledge related to air quality monitoring that should be considered or acknowledged in developing an air quality monitoring strategy;
- Gather information on the relative importance of various uses for air quality monitoring in the GTA;
- Gather input on the purposes and goals that should be informed by air quality monitoring in the Region; and
- Identify and discuss possible coordination opportunities amongst stakeholders.
For more information view the below documents:
- Collaborative Air Quality Monitoring Strategy: Background and Opportunities Primer: This report presents the current state of knowledge around monitoring in the GTHA. It describes the goals and benefits of air quality monitoring generally and collates information about existing air quality monitoring activities in Toronto and further afield. The report considers potential gaps in the Region’s air quality monitoring network, and provides insight into how air quality monitoring could change in the future with the introduction of more affordable, nimble technologies.
- Summary Meeting Notes from February 2015 Air Monitoring Roundtable Meeting
- Summary Meeting Notes from May 2015 Air Monitoring Roundtable Meeting