Environment and energy

Learn more about how Ontario protects and restores wildlife and the environment. Includes information on climate change.

Wildlife and nature

How we manage and protect plants, animals, land, water, forests and other ecosystems.

Hunting and fishing

What you need to know before hunting and fishing in the province.

Climate change

How climate change affects our natural resources and the actions we take to protect them.

Forestry

Information about Ontario's forests, Crown timber resources and the forest sector.


Air

Air quality

Find daily air quality index readings and the Smog Alert Network.


Power and electricity

The electricity system

Learn where your electricity comes from. Ontario is powered by renewables (wind, solar, bioenergy), natural gas and nuclear energy.

Smart meters and time-of-use prices

How smart meters and time-of-use pricing work.

Ontario Clean Energy Benefit

A 10% rebate on electricity bills to help families, farms and small businesses cover their energy costs.

Power grid connections (First Nations)

Helps certain remote First Nation communities prepare for connection to province's power grid.

Green energy

Information on renewable energy, conservation and jobs in the green energy sector.

Long-term Energy Plan

Learn about our plan to create and maintain a reliable, efficient and clean power supply for the province.

SaveONenergy

Reduce energy consumption at home and save with coupons and incentives.


Water

Drinking water

Municipalities either own, or have water supplied, through various types of drinking water systems. We regulate these systems to ensure water safety and quality.

Great Lakes protection

Read more about what actions we take with our partners to protect and restore the Great Lakes.


Industrial projects

Brownfields property redevelopment

Information on cleaning and repurposing former industrial or commercial properties.

Environmental assessments

Learn about the different types of environmental assessments you need to complete before starting an infrastructure or building project.

Environmental approvals

How businesses can register or get environmental approvals for activities that release pollution into the environment. This also includes disposing of, storing or transporting waste.


Toxics and pesticides

Hazardous waste management

Rules and guidelines for managing hazardous and liquid industrial wastes and how to register as a generator by using the Hazardous Waste Information Network (HWIN).

Pesticides

Information about pesticide licenses, pesticides training, and classification of pesticides.


Maps

Environment maps

Maps that display environmental information about well records, sport fish, permits to take water and more.

Natural resources maps

Maps that display natural resources information about crown land use, climate change, wildlife management and more.


Ministry of Energy

Oversees the sustainable generation and transmission of energy in Ontario.

Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Protects and improves the quality of the environment and helps inform Ontario's actions on climate change.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Promotes healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserves biodiversity in the province.