2016

By |January 1st, 2016|

The Province of Ontario provides a new $17 million endowment and TAF expands its mandate to the GTHA. The name “Toronto” Atmospheric Fund is changed to “The” Atmospheric Fund.

2014

By |January 1st, 2014|

TAF supports a new business venture to finance energy-efficient retrofits and wins Special Commendation at the Financial Times/International Finance Corporation Transformational Business Awards for its efforts.

2012

By |January 1st, 2012|

TAF grants $190,000 to Evergreen, a non-profit environmental organization, to manage Move the GTHA, a collaboration of 12 multi-sector groups calling for new provincial funding for regional transit – the Province commits $1.5 billion annually in new funding in its 2014 budget.

2011

By |January 1st, 2011|

City of Toronto’s emissions drop 16% compared to 1990 levels, exceeding the Kyoto target. Canada’s emissions rise 18%.

2010

By |January 10th, 2010|

TAF initiates the Energy Savings Performance Agreement that allows owners of large buildings to invest in energy-efficient retrofits without having to take on a conventional loan.

2009

By |January 10th, 2009|

TAF adds four new programs to advance low-carbon technologies: LightSavers (outdoor LED lighting), FleetWise (electric vehicles in fleets), SolarCity (urban solar energy), and TowerWise (high-rise building retrofits).

2008

By |January 10th, 2008|

TAF finances a state-of-art retrofit for a high-rise building owned by the Parkdale United Church Foundation and lends $700,000 to Artscape to install a geothermal heating system at the Wychwood Arts Barn.

2005

By |January 10th, 2005|

TAF co-creates the Green Condo Loan with Tridel; the developer uses the loan to incorporate energy-efficient measures in new condos that exceed the standards required by the Provincial Building Code. This paved the way for strengthened efficiency requirements for all new buildings in Toronto.

2004

By |January 10th, 2004|

TAF grants Exhibition Place $250,000 to build a 100 kilowatt photovoltaic electricity generation plant on the roof of the Horse Palace – the largest in Canada at the time.

2003

By |January 10th, 2003|

TAF works with Toronto Community Housing and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to craft a financing plan to replace aging fridges, stoves, washers and dryers in 57,500 housing units with energy-efficient versions, reducing emissions by 5,500 tonnes per year.