Toronto Public Health

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West region

Etobicoke Civic Centre - 399 The West Mall, 4th Floor

North region

North York Civic Centre - 5100 Yonge St., 2nd Floor

East Region

1530 Markham Road, 5th Floor

South Region

2340 Dundas W (Dundas West Subway)

44 Victoria St., 18th Floor

East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave

Lead pipes and drinking water

Toronto water has a sampling program for residents that are suspected to have lead service lines supplying the home. This is likely the case if the house was built before the 1950s (Does not apply to multi residential buildings).

For a testing kit for lead in tap water call 311 and ask for the lead water testing kit.

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Flushing of water pipes

Toronto public health recommends flushing tap water to reduce expose to lead from plumbing


  • run water after water has been sitting in pipes for an extended time period (i.e. overnight)
  • wait until water is consistently cold / or run water for 5 minutes.
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