Parks Canada asks for the public's assistance to curb and report illegal dumping in the park.

Managed by Parks Canada, Rouge National Urban Park is a national treasure in the Greater Toronto Area. It is home to some of our country’s rarest ecosystems, nearly 2,000 species of plants and animals, and Canada’s richest and most fertile soils. Although visitor services have been temporarily suspended to support efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, Parks Canada continues to work to protect its natural, cultural and agricultural resources so that the health of the park is maintained for future generations.

Over the last few weeks, there has been a significant increase in illegal garbage dumping throughout the Rouge, including bags of household waste, construction materials and more. Parks Canada is asking for the public’s help to curb and report illegal dumping in Rouge National Urban Park.

If you witness incidents of illegal dumping in the park, we want to hear from you. Please contact 416-282-1019 with any information. Tips may be left anonymously. There is up to a $10,000 fine for dumping in Rouge National Urban Park.

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Rouge National Urban Park is committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians, visitors and employees. At this time, Parks Canada has implemented the suspension of visitor services and vehicle access at Rouge National Urban Park to support Canada’s efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 and reduce risks to all users of Parks Canada places.

This means that all parking lots, washrooms and day use facilities in Rouge National Urban Park are closed until further notice. Parks Canada is asking Canadians to stay home. Anyone considering a visit to a Parks Canada location, including Rouge National Urban Park, should cancel their plans.

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