Environment

Greening Toronto now ensures a healthy Toronto for our children’s future.

Why it matters:

The number of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified buildings has increased by about 60 each year

There were 59 in 2011, 123 in 2012, and 186 in 2013. 2013 saw the city hit with more extreme weather:

    - There were 7 heat alerts, 6 extreme heat alerts, and 36 extreme cold weather alerts in 2013 in Toronto.

How valuable are Toronto’s parks and trees? With 1,600 parks, Toronto has more green than many large North American cities:

    - Toronto has 31square metres of parkland per resident, compared to Montreal at 23, Vancouver at 22, Ne w York at 15, and

      Chicago at 12.

    - The urban forest provides Toronto residents with over $80 million worth of environmental benefits and cost savings per year

 

- Toronto's Vital Signs® Report 2014

Bird Studies Canada (BSC)’s mission is to conserve the wild birds of Canada through sound science, on-the-ground actions, innovative partnerships, public engagement, and science-based advocacy. We work by conducting targeted research on species at risk, and by using data generated by our many...
The Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) was established in 1990 in Toronto as Canada’s applied urban policy institute. Our mandate is to build wisdom and inspire leadership for healthy urban development. CUI is a public good enterprise funded through project work. www.canurb.org
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Charlie’s FreeWheels offers a Build-A-Bike program that teaches bicycle mechanics to youth. The program is free for participants, and gives youth the opportunity to build their own bike by refurbishing a used one. At the end of the program, participants get a new bike, accessories and the necessary...
For more than 10 years, CivicAction has played the role of neutral sandbox, bringing together senior executives and rising leaders from all sectors to tackle challenges facing the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
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Over the past 23 years, CBN has proved to be a truly community focused organization that provides a unique educational-retail environment that serves as a paradigm for community bike shops. As a registered non-profit organization, CBN provides access, training, and support for all cyclists,...
Our mission is to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future. Through a combination of sound science and active public outreach, we motivate Canadians to take action on the environmental challenges we collectively face.
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Ecospark empowers people to take an active role in restoring and sustaining their local environment. We give communities the tools for education, monitoring and influencing positive change.

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