Toronto Public Health (TPH) subscribes to the vision that Toronto will be the healthiest city possible, where all people enjoy the highest achievable level of health. Our work arises from locally-mandated initiatives by Toronto City Council and the Toronto Board of Health, and from provincially-mandated programs through the Health Protection and Promotion Act.

TPH has applied its broad ranging expertise to address emerging environmental health issues through research, education, policy development and advocacy. The range of issues that we address include smog and air quality, water quality, food safety, pesticides, waste management, energy conservation, toxic substances, "community-right-to know" and children's health and the environment, among others.