Ralph Thornton Community Centre - or online
765 Queen Street East, Toronto, ON
Ontario Clean Air Alliance

Say NO to the Portlands Gas Plant Expansion on Toronto’s Waterfront

This event has already taken place.

Date and time

  • Wed, Jul 12, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT


  • Ralph Thornton Community Centre 765 Queen Street East Toronto, ON M4M 1H3  (the event will also be Livestreamed)

Please RSVP herehttps://www.eventbrite.ca/e/say-no-to-the-portlands-gas-plant-expansion-on-torontos-waterfront-tickets-653209817147

The Ontario Government and Ontario Power Generation plan to increase the generating capacity of the Portlands gas plant in South Riverdale, which would ramp up the burning of polluting gas in Toronto, particularly on the hottest, smoggiest summer days. To their credit, Toronto City Council has said no again and again.

While the much of the world phases out fossil fuels, what can the residents of Toronto do to stop this and protect our climate?


- Peter Tabuns, M.P.P. (confirmed)

- Mike Schreiner, M.P.P., Green Party of Ontario Leader (confirmed)

- Mary- Margaret McMahon, M.P.P. (confirmed)

- Julie Dabrusin, M.P. (invited)

- Todd Smith, Ontario Energy Minister (invited)

- Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, M.P. (invited)

Co-hosted by Ontario Clean Air Alliance, ClimateFast, The Pocket Change Project, For Our Kids Toronto, Toronto350, Ontario Climate Emergency Campaign, Toronto East End Climate Collective, and Environmental Defence.


Instead of ramping up gas-fired power production and pollution, the province could look to cleaner and more cost-effective solutions like improving energy efficiency and shifting electricity demand from peak to off-peak periods, importing waterpower from Quebec, getting serious about rooftop solar, and using EV batteries combined with bi-directional chargers to store power for peak periods. Find out more about the Portlands expansion here and send a letter.