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Assessingᅠ Urbanᅠ Impacted ᅠSoil ᅠfor ᅠUrban ᅠGardening:ᅠ Decisionᅠ Supporting ᅠToolᅠ Technical ᅠReportᅠ and ᅠRationale

Toronto Public Health; Parks, Forestry and Recreation; and the Toronto Environment Office developed this soil assessment guide. This document is a decision support tool for municipal staff in assessing the quality of soil, potentially contaminated by prior non-agricultural use, for community and allotment gardens. The guide also identifies the relevant policy contexts, and provides some suggestions for mitigating the impact of prior soil exposure on gardening activities.


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Josephine Archbold and Suzanne Goldacker


Toronto Public Health

Date published

May 2011