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

By |July 4th, 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.

A big thank-you for TransformTO advisors as Council vote nears

By |June 30th, 2017|

Just one year ago, a diverse set of experts started working together to advise the TransformTO project - the Modelling Advisory Group. As the climate plan nears a vote by City Council, it was time to say thank-you.

TransformTO vote delayed until July

By |June 5th, 2017|

The TransformTO climate plan was scheduled to reach Toronto's City Council on May 25. But due to an overflowing agenda, this important item has been rescheduled to July 5. Project co-chair Mary Pickering gives a detailed update.

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 […]

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Resilience in 2050: An interview with futurist Sanjay Khanna

By |April 4th, 2017|

Sanjay Khanna is a futurist, speaker, and thought-leader who sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  This is the fifth interview in our TransformTO Talks series with multi-sectoral experts.

 

TAF: Can you tell us about your current work and interest in the topic […]

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What single action could transform urban transportation in the GTA?

By |January 26th, 2017|

What single action could transform urban transportation in the Toronto region?

That was a question posed yesterday morning to a panel assembled by the Transit Alliance focused on greening up Toronto.

As we continue to struggle with the seemingly unsolvable problems of transit funding, planning, and […]

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“Microtransit” has potential to slash GHG emissions

By |December 8th, 2016|

What if you want to commute by GO train but the station is too far to walk from your home and the parking lot is always full? Chances are, you’ll ditch the train and take your car, cursing traffic along the way.  Or, if […]

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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 […]

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TransformTO Talks: Natural capital with economist Brian DePratto

By |November 15th, 2016|

Brian DePratto is an economist at TD Bank. His work focuses on the Canadian economy and environmental issues. Brian sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  We asked Brian about the idea of natural capital and the economic opportunities of […]

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What’s the renewal potential for tower sites in the GTA?

By |September 30th, 2016|

Almost one million people live in several thousand concrete tower blocks throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Many of these apartment buildings, built between the 1940s and 1980s, are inefficient and in deteriorating condition. Many are also surrounded by spaces that are underused and poorly […]

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