On November 28, 2018 the Canadian Urban Institute convened the second annual Excess Soil Symposium in Ajax, Ontario. The objectives of the event were to support beneficial reuse of excess soil in Ontario; discuss excess soil policy and regulation; share successful case studies, research, resources, lessons learned and to provide networking and learning opportunities.
The following topics related to the use of excess soil were discussed at the 2018 Symposium:
Why does soil management matter?
Successful pilot projects and case studies
Advances in technology
Advances in municipal by-laws and procurement
Options to reduce illegal fill dumping
A summary of key themes arising from the discussions during the Symposium and additional resources are available here.
Additional Excess Soil Resources
The following resources were discussed at the Symposium:
RCCAO Excess Soil Educational Videos:
TRCA Soil Resources:
Notes from Tom Halinski, Aird & Berlis - Tools and Challenges for Municipalities in Regulating Excess Soil
Abstract from Marc Hébert, Quebec Excess Soil Management Expert - Reducing Illegal Practices with Strategic Communications
Soiil.com – A website that provides a soil matching service.
CL:AIRE - A UK soil reuse model and smart regulation approach.
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!
For more information about the Ontario Excess Soil Symposium,
contact Geneva Starr: gstarr (at) canurb (dot) org, 416-365-0816 x 257