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

Pollution Probe is a national, non-profit organization that exists to improve the health and well-being of Canadians by advancing policy that achieves positive, tangible environmental change.
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Second Harvest driver Santiago rescuing good, surplus food.
Second Harvest is a charity that rescues fresh, surplus food, that would otherwise go to waste, from grocery stores, manufacturers, distributors, farmers, restaurants and hotels. The food is delivered daily to more than 220 social service agencies, feeding people experiencing hunger across Toronto...
Huda the artist creating at SKETCH studios
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SRCHC at 955 Queen Street East
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Our mission is to enrich Canadian environmental leaders and non-profit organizations through programs, services and support that help them increase their capacity to lead, manage and strategize. The Sustainability Network works with environmental non-profits to make them more effective and...
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Snowy owl release
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