Environment & Health

Common substances in the home, workplace and community can be hazardous to health. South Riverdale’s environmental health promoters offer information about the risks, identify options and help bring about change through information, workshops and community action.

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A drop-in clinic for low-income clients and others who rely on bicycles for transportation. Participants learn about bicycle maintenance, repairs and safety while socializing and exchanging tips. Free refreshments.
Bike and Walk Ward 30 was formerly known as the South East Toronto Bicycle User Group (SET BUG). A group of cyclists who advocate for bicycle lanes, traffic calming and good relationships among pedestrians, bicycles and cars. Ad hoc meetings and email communications for cycling advocates in the BUG network.
Learn about substances that may be putting your child’s health at risk. Information and practical options, research and support for making changes in your home, school or community organization.
Good Food Market Hub
Staff and volunteers implement environmentally friendly practices at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre. Workshops and presentations for community groups and organizations are available on request.
Furnishings and building materials, molds and cleaning products in your home, childcare, school or workplace may lead to chemical insensitivities, allergies, asthma and other adverse health effects. Workshops and presentations are available upon request. Resources:
The Leslieville-Riverdale Tree Project is neighbours talking with neighbours to improve our local tree canopy. The Project addresses a critical problem of dying mature trees in this southeast Toronto neighbourhood (Ward 30) while helping the City of Toronto meet its goals of beautification, doubling of the tree canopy and improving overall air quality.
This group is currently dormant. The city of Toronto has initiated a Portlands planning study which will be released in early 2014. If you are interested in learning more or getting involved please email or call Paul Young (416-461-1925 ext.
Exposure to certain everyday substances in our homes, workplace and outdoor environment can have harmful effects during pregnancy. Our environmental health promoters and informal resources can help you avoid unnecessary risks. Services Fact sheets, training materials, workshops and presentations
Since 2000, SRCHC has run a rooftop garden group in the spring-fall months. In 2011/12, with the help of a grant from the Government of Ontario Healthy Communities Fund, we were able to expand the program to provide more staff support, workshops and field trips at SRCHC, Central Toronto Community Health Centre and Flemingdon Health Centre.
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