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Left in the dark: Ontario municipalities need energy data for meaningful climate action

August 14, 2017

A proper carbon emissions inventory is a crucial starting point for city-level climate action. But unfortunately, many cities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), don't have gas and electricity consumption data - but utilities do. That's why TAF asked the Ontario government to make this data public.

We’re hiring: Policy Research and Advocacy Coordinator

August 11, 2017

Are you a skilled policy researcher who is passionate about climate action? TAF is seeking a policy-savvy, highly organized individual to coordinate our policy research and advocacy activities.

The power of the neighbourhood approach

July 12, 2017

When it comes to public projects, does our big-thinking habit get in the way of excellence implementation as we fail to consider local-level impacts and aspirations? Our VP Mary Pickering looks at best practices from recent transit projects in Ontario.

TAF in the Media

Toronto council unanimously supports climate change action plan

July 5, 2017

Global News covers the City Council approval of TransformTO and quotes TAF VP Mary Pickering, project co-lead.

City council unanimously passes TransformTO climate plan

July 4, 2017

The Toronto Star reports on the momentous City Council decision that renews Toronto’s climate leadership.

Toronto adopts ambitious climate change plan

July 4, 2017

BlogTO on the adoption of the TransformTO climate strategy. The article features a tweet by TAF Comms Manager Tim Ehlich.

Media Releases

Toronto renews climate leadership with unanimous TransformTO vote; collaboration key for plan’s success

July 4, 2017

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), project co-lead for TransformTO, welcomes City Council’s unanimous approval of the ambitious climate plan. We now call on the provincial and federal governments to help us refine, fund, and implement it.

New study shows high potential for EV Uptake in Toronto region, but few drivers know about purchase incentives

May 30, 2017

A newly released study of almost 1,200 drivers in the GTHA shows that a set of misconceptions prevent gasoline-powered car drivers from switching to electric vehicles (EVs).

Financing for energy efficiency retrofits a key Infrastructure Bank opportunity


March 21, 2017

The nascent Canadian Infrastructure Bank is a golden opportunity to invest in energy efficiency on a large scale. By scaling up retrofits and reducing energy waste across Canada, the CIB would yield a financial and environmental Return on Investment.

TAF E-News Archive

80×50 E-News July, 2017

Toronto City Hall

July 16, 2017

Check out TAF's July 2017 newsletter. We're covering the TransformTO approval, the continued rise of electric vehicles, and great job and funding opportunities.

80×50 E-News June, 2017

June 30, 2017

Our topics: Mayor Tory pledges support for TransformTO while the vote on the crucial climate plan is delayed until July; U.S. mayors and governors join forces to uphold Paris commitments.

80×50 E-News May, 2017

May 5, 2017

TransformTO goes to City Council after unanimous approval at the committee stage. Also in our May edition: exciting EV events in the Toronto region; San Francisco reaches climate goal early; and TAF expands impact investing team.

Media Contact

For all media-related inquiries and interview requests, please contact Tim Ehlich, Communications Manager

Phone: 416-393-6382 Email: communications@taf.ca
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