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With Toronto set to grow by 42% in next 25 years, Tridel and Elby’s green partnership aims to ease traffic congestion with e-bike alternative

With Toronto set to grow by 42% in next 25 years, Tridel and Elby’s green partnership aims to ease traffic congestion with e-bike alternative

With Toronto projected to grow by 42 percent in the next 25 years [1] — walking and cycling will grow in importance in city-planning. Hybrid and electric cars may be green, but are no help with congestion. Stressed-out commuters are already looking for alternatives to congested roads and standing-room only transit. One popular solution —… Continue Reading

Preparing your condo for the hot summer months; and saving on high hydro costs with a little green thinking

Preparing your condo for the hot summer months; and saving on high hydro costs with a little green thinking

All winter you’ve probably been looking forward to summer. But, with summer, comes extreme heat, even “heat warnings” in Toronto. You can be ready for this with a simple checklist and some possible minor maintenance. With heatwaves, comes excessive power usage, high hydro bills, and possibly dangerous conditions during “heat alerts.” Summerize? In November, Condo.ca… Continue Reading

Two venerable insitutions join forces as Toronto’s Botanical Garden – Edward’s Garde set to grow from four to 35 acres

Two venerable insitutions join forces as Toronto’s Botanical Garden – Edward’s Garde set to grow from four to 35 acres

Edward’s Garden will join with Toronto’s Botanical Garden to expand the garden to a world-class 35 acres. Toronto City Council has approved a plan at its April 25, 2018 meeting to expand Toronto’s botanical garden from four to 35 acres. Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG), a 58 year-old non-profit cultural attraction, will combine resources and expertise… Continue Reading

CommunicAsia 2018

CommunicAsia 2018

Forests Ontario partnered with community groups, schools, families, and corporations to mark the province’s 150th birthday by planting over a million trees under Ontario’s Green Leaf Challenge in 2017. The number of trees reached one million on December 13, 2017 with the addition of Grand River Conservation Authority’s 88,867 trees. Grand River Conservation Authority, City… Continue Reading

Toronto-Area Pollution Disproportionate Across Communities

Toronto-Area Pollution Disproportionate Across Communities

A study shed light on potential differences in the effects of pollution amongst various communities and groups. The Global Burden of Disease Study examined general pollution as well as toxins dumped into waterways. The study concluded that airborne pollutants contribute to approximately 2.9 million deaths per year, with at least 9 million deaths in 2015… Continue Reading

Ontario Faces Uncertain Future with Carbon Tax

Ontario Faces Uncertain Future with Carbon Tax

Ontario’s carbon pricing system, which went into effect last year, was designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit. Any company exceeding those limits must purchase allowances, either during quarterly auctions or from other companies which are well under their limits. The cap… Continue Reading

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