Seven recommendations on the 2019 TransformTO budget
2/2019 - In four weeks, Toronto’s 2019 budget will be presented, including details on funding for implementation of TransformTO. Members of the public can make a deputation at Budget sub-committee meetings at four locations across the city on February 7 and 11, or submit comments in writing. This is an important opportunity for residents to share their […]
Asking a good question – weaving threads between Partnership Brokering and The Art of Hosting
8/2018 - Solutions to tough problems like climate change will only come when we take a collaborative approach. Why? Because tough problems transcend any single sphere of interest – in other words, they are “systems” problems. So players seeking to address them must work with others to do so – like it or not. People we like […]
TransformTO neighbourhood grants: TAF invests $100,000 in 2018
4/2018 - This year, TAF will provide grants to local engagement projects that will help shape the creation of the TransformTO Low-Carbon Neighbourhoods campaign. We're looking for initiatives to broaden community engagement by exploring and conveying the co-benefits of key climate actions. Get in touch with your ideas to TransformTO.
All aboard the community benefits bus
4/2018 - Local jobs and better public spaces: Check out what we learned from the Finch West LRT bus tour organized by the Toronto Community Benefits Network. Through collaboration with community groups, we will continue to explore how Community Benefits Agreements might be used to leverage public funding of climate solutions – like building retrofits – for multiple benefits.
TransformTO: Full funding is critical for climate action
1/2018 - 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.
TransformTO Steps: Tackling costly air pollution through investment in low-carbon actions
11/2017 - 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.
The power of the neighbourhood approach
7/2017 - 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.