BlogTO: Toronto adopts ambitious climate change plan

By |July 4th, 2017|

Ten years after adopting its ambitious 2050 climate target, Toronto City Council votes for the TransformTO climate plan to reach the goal. BlogTO includes a tweet by TAF Communications Manager Tim Ehlich in its coverage.

Torontoist: TransformTO could make the city look very different in 2050

By |July 2nd, 2017|

The plan for a low-carbon city can move Toronto into the future — if we commit to making it happen. The Torontoist takes a closer look.

DeSmog: Meet the unsexy climate solution that cuts energy bills, creates jobs and saves rivers

By |June 20th, 2017|

A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report pointed to energy efficiency as delivering the bulk of emissions reductions needed under the Paris Agreement. TAF's Bryan Purcell and a number of allies spell out what this means for Canada in this DeSmog article.

Metro News: Toronto floods give rise to calls for better infrastructure

By |May 18th, 2017|

As flooding on Toronto Island continues, calls are increasing for City Council to pass and fund the TransformTO climate plan, Metro News reports.

CBC: Toronto must wean itself off air conditioning even as heat waves get more severe, report says

By |May 17th, 2017|

In a new report, Toronto Public Health is recommending changes to the provincial building code that would keep people cool while reducing the city's reliance on air conditioning. Ekaterina Tzekova, Building Research Manager at TAF, who contributed to the report, points to the need for retrofits and better building standards in this CBC article.

NOW Magazine: Toronto’s glass condos are burning thermal holes in the sky

By |May 17th, 2017|

As the ambitious TransformTO climate plan will soon reach City Council, NOW takes a closer look at Toronto's building stock - the source of more than half of the city's carbon emissions. The glass condo boom may be setting us up for failure, Adria Vasil argues. Since most of the floor space that will exist in 2030 has already been built, retrofitting our existing building stock is critical to meeting our climate change goals.

InsideToronto: It’s been a long time since Toronto was willing to go this green

By |May 7th, 2017|

TransformTO plan may be the most ambitious anti-climate change plan this city's ever seen, columnist and City Hall veteran David Nickle writes for the York Guardian (InsideToronto).

InsideToronto: Ambitious climate change plan gets approval from Parks Committee

By |May 4th, 2017|

Toronto’s Parks and Environment Committee has recommended going ahead with an ambitious climate change plan that would cut the carbon footprint of public housing, transportation and new development by 2050, Metroland Media reports (InsideToronto).

Toronto Star: Councillors’ plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions will create more walkable and transit-focused communities

By |May 4th, 2017|

TransformTO has received approval from the City's Park and Environment Committee. Jim Baxter, Director of the City's Environment and Energy department, walks the Star through the plan to get carbon emissions to 80 per cent below 1990 levels by the year 2050.

National Observer: Stamping out climate pollution in buildings – the challenge facing Canada’s cities

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Canada’s biggest city needs to up its game when it comes to stamping out carbon pollution from buildings, as the latest Stats Canada numbers show a continued increase in multi-residential buildings. National Observer quotes TAF CEO Julia Langer extensively in this article.