TransformTO: Full funding is critical for climate action

By |January 10th, 2018|

When it comes to meeting Toronto’s climate targets, words are not enough. We need to invest to achieve our goals, starting now. That’s why the Council decision on the TransformTO 2018 operating budget is so important. Read TAF's letter to the City's Budget Committee.

Picture2050: Today’s photos can show us our future city

By |January 5th, 2018|

To create something, you must first be able to picture it. Such visions often sprout from a seed that already exists; something you would like to see grow and expand to reach its potential. This is very much the idea behind the current #Picture2050 photo contest that's inspired by the TransformTO climate plan for Toronto.

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.

80×50 E-News November, 2017

By |November 14th, 2017|

There's plenty of news on TransformTO: Toronto's Board of Health calls for full funding for the plan to tackle air pollution, TAF and the City share a prestigious award for the climate change plan, and an exciting TransformTO-inspired photo contest kicks off.

Toronto Star: TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040

By |November 8th, 2017|

A report for the TTC board recommends buying 30 battery electric buses by 2019, at a cost of up to $50 million. Electrifying the city's transit fleet is a key part of the TransformTO climate plan, the article points out.

Toronto Star: Electric cars, bike lanes among ways to reduce Toronto’s air pollution – new report

By |October 27th, 2017|

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health estimates dirty air causes 1,300 premature deaths and says vehicle emissions are the reason. The report by Dr. Eileen de Villa calls for full funding for TransformTO - a recommendation adopted by the Board of Health.

Toronto amps up climate leadership with new construction standards

By |October 13th, 2017|

Committee approval for the new Toronto Green Standard, co-developed by TAF together with the City, is a major step forward on the path to near-zero emissions construction. A key element of the TransformTO climate plan, the new standard will reach City Council in November.

No buildings left behind: A near-zero emissions future for Canada’s existing buildings

By |October 6th, 2017|

Canada has to include existing buildings in its transition to a low-carbon future. Research from The Atmospheric Fund and the Pembina Institute outlines a comprehensive national strategy to make our existing building stock energy efficient.

The power of the neighbourhood approach

By |July 12th, 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 CEO receives Ministerial Award for Environmental Excellence

By |July 6th, 2017|

Julia Langer, CEO of The Atmospheric Fund recently received the Ontario Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence. The award for the life-long environmentalist comes at the heels of last year's award for TAF's TowerWise project.