TransformTO: Here’s the blueprint to reach Toronto’s climate target

By |May 2nd, 2017|

Toronto shares an ambitious climate target with other world cities like London and Washington, D.C. – reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. But how do we get there? After more than two years, the TransformTO team – consisting of TAF, City staff, and independent […]

Connecting the dots: carbon reduction and other public goods

By |February 15th, 2017|

What if Toronto’s bankers, nurses, and social housing providers all agreed on the same pathway forward for the City? It’s difficult to imagine; working within an increasingly complex system, policy priorities are often in competition with one another. Cyclists and drivers compete for street […]

TransformTO Talks: Nurses speak up for carbon reduction and health

By |January 24th, 2017|

Kim Jarvi is Senior Economist in the Policy Department at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). His focus includes environmental, economic, and health policy. Kim sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  This is the fourth interview in our TransformTO […]

Will road tolls reduce emissions in Toronto?

By |November 25th, 2016|

Yesterday, sparks flew as Mayor John Tory endorsed expressway tolls on the Gardiner and DVP, and the City Manager released a Long-Term Financial Direction Update on new funding sources to be considered by Council, including road tolls and a hotel tax. The report is […]

Carbon reduction = good health

By |June 29th, 2016|

Just a year ago, the Toronto Board of Health approved a report that promoted an active role for Toronto Public Health in responding to climate change. Part of this mandate included developing an understanding of how measures Toronto might take to reduce its carbon […]

Ontario climate action plan: follow the carbon

By |June 10th, 2016|

Time to act!

The time has come to face climate change head-on, invest in practical solutions, and reap the environmental and economic benefits. Premier Wynne made this message clear when she revealed Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan on Wednesday. Responding to reporters who questioned […]

New book on Complete Streets: Nine redesigns that transformed urban space

By |May 16th, 2016|

Nancy Smith Lea is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation at the Clean Air Partnership.

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, just held a launch event at Ryerson University to celebrate its new book, Complete […]

Toronto Financial District: It’s Time to Embrace Active Transportation

By |September 21st, 2015|

Guest blog post by Nancy Smith Lea, Director, Toronto Centre for Active Transportation

Imagine a place with a population the size of Regina, Windsor or Oakville, where virtually 100% of trips between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. are on bike or by foot. This is […]

How to leverage cap and trade to improve transit

By |June 4th, 2015|

Recently, Move the GTHA, a collaborative project funded and co-initiated by TAF and Evergreen CityWorks, sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne recommending that a significant portion of the province’s cap and trade revenues fund active transportation and public transit.

Join us at the Complete Streets Forum

By |August 26th, 2014|

This week we’re running a guest blog by Nancy Smith Lea, Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership.

Every time a street in Toronto is built or re-designed – to accommodate a streetcar right-of-way for instance – we […]