Humber Wastewater Treatment Plant 2017 Update and Improvements

Humber Wastewater Treatment Plant Update

I made a promise to residents regarding improvements and reduction of odours as a result of the Humber Wastewater Treatment Plant. I am pleased to share that there are two major improvement projects underway at the facility:

Odour Control and Process Upgrades
This project involves major upgrades to the plant headworks buildings and the construction of new odour treatment facilities. The driving force for this work is to reduce nuisance odours for neighbours by more than 90%, as well as to maintain a state of good repair. It entails:

  • Construction of two biofilters and an activated carbon scrubber to treat foul air. 
  • Replacement of screening equipment
  • Replacement of grit removal equipment
  • Process control system upgrades and instrumentation upgrades
  • Structural, HVAC and electrical upgrades

 The project is expected to be completed this year.

Secondary Treatment Upgrades
This project involves a complete rehabilitation of the south secondary portion of the plant. This part of the plant was originally built in the 1950s and has reached the end of its useful life. The project entails:

  • Demolishing and replacing all of the existing secondary treatment equipment, including aeration diffusers, piping, valves, air headers, tank covers, and final tank collector mechanisms/associated equipment. 
  • Replacing the phosphorus removal chemical dosing system
  • Replacing the return activated sludge pumping station
  • Upgrades to other systems within the project area, such as HVAC, water, electrical, etc. 
  • Upgrades to the process control system, including new instrumentation throughout the project area

 The project is expected to be completed in 2022. 

If you would like to learn more, you can view the plant's annual reports at

What's On at Library Branches in Ward 6

Here are the September-December events happening at library branches in  Ward 6:

You can also stay up-to-date with the latest library news and upcoming programs by signing up for our What’s On at the Library enewsletter:

City of Toronto Multilingual Information Provisions Policy


Toronto is proud to be one of the most multicultural and linguistically diverse cities in the world, and the City makes every effort to provide resources in as many languages as possible.

The City's motto, "Diversity Our Strength", reflects the values and traditions of Toronto as a diverse and welcoming city.  Toronto City Council recently adopted the Multilingual Information Provisions Policy which came into effect on August 2, 2017. The Policy affirms the City’s commitment to ensuring that City information is made available to all its residents and that information about the City's programs, services and engagement activities reflect the linguistic diversity of its residents.

Providing information in languages other than English allows our diverse communities to better access City services and programs, helps them to better engage with the City, and allows more residents, groups and organizations to be included in what goes on at the City.

There are a few ways that residents can access City information in languages other than English:

1.    Visit the City's website, and use the Google Translate feature to auto-translate information available on the site into more than 50 languages.

2.    For information not available on the City's website, residents can call 311 for further assistance.

311 offers information in more than 180 languages (PDF list), using interpreters provided through Language Line Services. If you have difficulty speaking English, or know someone who does, call 311 for assistance in whichever language you speak. If you are a TTY user, call us at 416-338-0889.

For more information, visit:

Bike Share Toronto Coming to Humber Bay Shores

Bike Share Toronto is expanding into Humber Bay Shores! Today, the Mayor, the provincial government and the federal government were present for this important announcement. 

The Government of Canada and the City of Toronto will each contribute $1.25 million towards 50 stations, and the City will contribute an additional $1.5 million to exclusively fund another 20 stations for the Bike Share Toronto system. This is through Phase 1 of the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund. 

Over the month of August, the 70 new Bike Share Toronto stations that will be put in place across the city will bring the total number of stations in Toronto to 270 with 2,750 bikes and 4,700 docks. Designed to enhance Toronto's public transit and transportation network, the new Bike Share locations will be in close proximity to TTC subway stations and streetcar stops.


Summer 2017 Community Newsletters: Coming To Your Mailbox Soon!

Want to know what's happening in your neighbourhood? My neighbourhood-specific summer community newsletters are now available, look out for a copy in your mailbox in the coming weeks! If you'd rather read online, copies are available via the links below:

Alderwood Community Newsletter

Long Branch Community Newsletter

New Toronto Community Newsletter

Mimico Community Newsletter

Humber Bay Shores Community Newsletter