Community workshop on rail safety and emergency preparedness November 19, 2016

After the surprising August 21st collision of two trains carrying dangerous goods in the heart of the west end of Toronto, many residents reached out to [] to ask for support in preparing for a rail accident or disaster.

For full details go to the Safe Rail Website HERE.

In response to all of these questions and more, Safe Rail Communities and Christie Dupont Rail Safety Group are pleased to invite you to a Community Workshop on Rail Safety And Emergency Preparedness, which will include:

  • A 30-minute presentation by Boris Rosolak from the City of Toronto Office of Emergency Management
  • An update from Sheila Murray of CREW (Community Resilience to Extreme Weather)
  • An update on efforts at City Hall from Sarah Doucette, Toronto City Coucillor, Ward 13
  • A summary by rail policy consultant, Greg Gormick, of the recent Toronto derailment and what can be done to mitigate the risks of future derailments
  • An interactive workshop in which all participants will have the opportunity to discuss and identify gaps in the emergency preparedness of their local community