Toronto Botanical Garden: Exploring Toronto's Water - TSA

Toronto Botanical Garden: Exploring Toronto's Water

In a big city like Toronto, it’s easy to live unaware of the massive water flows that support our daily existence. Have you ever turned on the tap and considered how exactly the water got to you? Have you ever flushed the toilet and thought, where it is all going? After a rainfall have you ever wondered where all the rain disappears to? This talk for the curious explores Toronto’s water, sewage, and stormwater infrastructure in a clear and engaging manner. Using maps, we’ll investigate where TBG’s water, sewage and stormwater comes from or goes to! We will learn about the Leslie elevated water tank, the Coxwell Sanitary Trunk Sewer, Wilket Creek, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen and foster a stronger connection to place. As Mariko writes, “Once we know where things come from and where things go, we are no longer lost. We are connected and have a foundation upon which to develop a caring relationship with our environment.”

Wednesday, October 4; 7-8:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

TBG Member $ Free, TBG Guest ticket $5, Public $20 (plus applicable taxes and fees)


About Mariko Uda

Mariko Uda is an independent researcher and creative with a background in biology and chemistry (B.Sc., University of Waterloo), architecture (Certificate, Toronto Metropolitan University), and civil engineering (B.A.Sc. and Ph.D., University of Toronto). In graduate school, she helped develop a costing tool for stormwater management practices such as green roofs, permeable pavement, and rainwater harvesting for the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority and developed a holistic approach for designing resilient communities. Over the years, she has worked at companies such as Ontario Power Generation, Stevens Burgess Architects, and Rivercourt Engineering. Her all-ages picture book Where does it all come from? Where does it all go? Toronto’s water, energy & waste systems, combines her love of drawing, teaching, and exploring connections.

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When Wednesday, October 4 · 7 - 8:30pm

Where Toronto Botanical Garden
777 Lawrence Avenue East Toronto, ON M3C 1P2

Cost Starting at $5