Seminar: The Infrastructure Report Card – The status of Canadian infrastructure and ideas to make it more sustainable

Presented ByToronto Section of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE)

Date: 11 May 2017

Register to this event by following this link to Eventbrite

Location:  S. Walter Stewart Library, 170 Memorial Park Ave. East York, Toronto ON, M4J 2K5


The second Canadian Infrastructure Report Card (CIRC) was released in January 2016. The initiative was sponsored by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), the Canadian Construction Association (CCA), the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) and the Canadian Public Works Association (CPWA). The 2016 CIRC reports on potable water, storm and wastewater systems, roads and bridges, building, sport and recreational facilities, and public transit.

The CIRC provides comprehensive, scientifically based, and standardized information on the inventory, condition and asset management practices of Canada’s core public infrastructure. It is intended to inform infrastructure planning, design and management activities completed by the various stakeholders of Canada’s infrastructure systems, including policy-makers and asset owners.

The CIRC indicates that one-third of our municipal infrastructure is in fair, poor or very poor condition, increasing the risk of service disruption. The CIRC also indicates that reinvestment rates are not sufficient to stop the decline in the state of our infrastructure systems.

The first part of the presentation provides a detailed overview of the CIRC process and results. The second part provides some ideas generated through a collaborative effort of CSCE’s members to leverage planned infrastructure investments to make our infrastructure systems more sustainable.


6:30 – 7:00: Registration & Networking

7:00 – 8:30: Seminar

Please sign the attendance book on arrival. Submarine sandwiches of various types, including vegetarian, are served, as well as cookies, soft drinks and bottled water. If you are not be able to attend, please cancel your registration online no later than two days before the seminar.

If riding the TTC, take the East – 70 O’Connor bus from Coxwell Station toward Warden Station, going northbound on Coxwell Ave. Drop off at Barker Ave., walk north 30m, then turn left (West) into Memorial Park Ave. and walk for two blocks to reach the library.

If driving, you will find limited parking at the library and additional free (after 6 pm) parking on the City of Toronto parking lot immediately north of the library.

For questions regarding the presentation, please contact Arthur Sinclair, P.Eng at

For questions regarding online registration, please contact James Tait, EIT at

Refreshments will be provided.

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