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The Smog Alert Network

What is the Smog Alert Network?

The Smog Alert Network is a notification service that provides advanced warning that poor air quality may be on its way.

By subscribing to the service, there are three kinds of smog notifications that you can expect to receive by email. The ministry issues:

Smog Alert notification is provided all year round with the majority of alerts being issued during the May to September period depending on the weather conditions.

Join the Smog Alert Network

To join the Smog Alert Network, please read the disclaimer for this Web site and provide us with the email address that you would like the Smog Alert sent to. Your email will be kept confidential and will only be used by the Ministry of the Environment for the purpose of providing you with a Smog Alert, and for no other purpose. If you have any questions about the information collected for the purpose of the Smog Alert email, please contact the webmaster at

If you do not wish to subscribe to this service, but would still like to know where and when a Smog Alert has been issued, recorded messages are available by calling: 1-800-387-7768 or 416-246-0411 (English recording), or 1-800-221-8852 (French recording).

To join the Smog Alert Email List please enter in your email address and choose the forecast regions for which you wish to receive Smog Alerts. You will be sent an email whenever there is a Smog Alert in your forecast region.

Join the Smog Alert Network

Air Quality Ontario Forecast Regions:

You will receive Smog Alert notifications for each region you select.

To add a region check the box for that region.

To remove a region, click on the checked box to uncheck it.

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Atikokan - Upsala - Quetico
Bancroft - Bon Echo Park
Barrie - Orillia - Midland
Belleville - Quinte - Northumberland
Big Trout Lake - Sachigo Lake
Brockville - Leeds and Grenville
Burk's Falls - Bayfield Inlet
Chapleau - Gogama
City of Hamilton
City of Ottawa
City of Thunder Bay
City of Toronto
Cornwall - Morrisburg
Dryden - Ignace
Dufferin - Innisfil
Dunnville - Caledonia - Haldimand
Elliot Lake - Ranger Lake
Fort Frances - Rainy Lake
Fort Hope - Webequie
Fort Severn
Geraldton - Manitouwadge - Hornepayne
Greater Sudbury and Vicinity
Grey - Bruce
Halton - Peel
Huron - Perth
Kapuskasing - Hearst
Kenora - Nestor Falls
Kingston - Prince Edward
Kirkland Lake - Temiskaming Shores - Temagami
Lake Nipigon - Wabakimi
London - Middlesex
Manitoulin - Blind River - Killarney
Manitoulin - Northshore - Killarney
Moosonee - Fort Albany
Nipigon - Marathon - Superior North
North Bay - West Nipissing
Oxford - Brant
Parry Sound - Muskoka
Peterborough - Kawartha Lakes
Pickle Lake - Wunnummin Lake
Prescott and Russell
Red Lake - Ear Falls
Renfrew - Pembroke - Barry's Bay
Sandy Lake - Pikangikum
Sarnia - Lambton
Sault Ste. Marie - Superior East
Simcoe - Delhi - Norfolk
Sioux Lookout - Savant Lake
Smiths Falls - Lanark - Sharbot Lake
Stirling - Tweed - South Frontenac
Superior West
Timmins - Cochrane
Waterloo - Wellington
Wawa - White River - Pukaskwa
Windsor - Essex - Chatham - Kent
York - Durham

Any personal information you choose to provide on this form is collected in compliance with section 38(2) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The information will be used to contact you regarding your comments or inquiry. Questions about the collection of information can be directed to the Supervisor, Corporate Correspondence Unit, 5th Floor, 135 St. Clair Ave. W., Toronto, Ontario M4V 1P5, (416) 314-6701.

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