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.

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.

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.

InsideToronto: Ambitious climate change plan gets approval from Parks Committee

By |May 4th, 2017|

Toronto’s Parks and Environment Committee has recommended going ahead with an ambitious climate change plan that would cut the carbon footprint of public housing, transportation and new development by 2050, Metroland Media reports (InsideToronto).

National Observer: Stamping out climate pollution in buildings – the challenge facing Canada’s cities

By |May 3rd, 2017|

Canada’s biggest city needs to up its game when it comes to stamping out carbon pollution from buildings, as the latest Stats Canada numbers show a continued increase in multi-residential buildings. National Observer quotes TAF CEO Julia Langer extensively in this article.

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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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 […]

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