TransformTO Steps: Tackling costly air pollution through investment in low-carbon actions

By |November 17th, 2017|

When it comes to sources of air pollution in Toronto, transportation is king, according to the most recent report from Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health. It's time to act and speed up the switch to low-carbon transportation. It's good for public health and for our climate.

Net-Zero Toronto Laneway Housing Concept Wins International Design Competition

By |September 26th, 2017|

Climate innovation made in Toronto: Students from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto recently took the grand prize at the U.S. Department of Energy’s fourth annual Race to Zero Design Competition — with a design for a net-zero laneway house.

New report shows uptake potential, barriers to electric vehicle adoption in the GTHA

By |June 7th, 2017|

A new TAF-funded study by our ally Plug'n Drive shows that there's major potential for electric vehicles (EVs) in the GTHA. But the survey also found a lack of awareness of Ontario's EV purchase incentives and misconceptions about EVs.

TEA shares 7 best practices for climate engagement

By |March 22nd, 2016|

Guest blog post by Dusha Sritharan, Campaigner, Toronto Environmental Alliance

 

 

Without public support, green policies aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. In recent years, a number of low carbon policies have been eroded because they’ve lacked strong public support. For example, the Transit City Plan was scrapped […]

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Province makes historic $17 Million Atmospheric Fund contribution

By |February 25th, 2016|

TAF reacts to the Ontario government's announcement to invest $17 million to expand the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF) endowment as part of the 2016 provincial budget.

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 […]

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Giving The Big Move a Big Push

By |April 19th, 2013|

This week’s CivicAction Forum assembled 300 civic, non-profit, business and academic leaders to discuss the transportation challenges facing the GTHA. It was great to be there and I came away with five key insights.

We are at a pivotal moment. Momentum is building among civic […]

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Turning social capital into financial capital

By |March 15th, 2012|

Remember when you were in college and you and your friends all went in on a case of beer?  You may have been on the cutting edge of social finance without even realizing it.  Sharing costs in return for a share of the rewards […]

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ClimateSpark: celebrating great social ventures

By |February 8th, 2012|

Nearly 300 guests gathered last night at the Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library to learn about and celebrate some of Toronto’s most interesting green social ventures. On the heels of a nine-month, multi-faceted innovation challenge, contestants, investors and a wide range […]

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Design first, talk later

By |January 12th, 2012|

I thought that I had pretty much already learned how to talk at about two years of age, but last night I started the journey anew during a workshop offered at the Ontario College of Art and Design – part of their twice-monthly Design […]

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