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.
TransformTO Steps: Lake Ontario points to the future of district energy
4/2018 - Did you know Lake Ontario is a valuable renewable energy source for many of Toronto’s largest downtown buildings? TAF was an early supporter of Enwave's deep lake water cooling system, but what's next? In this blog, we discuss the future of district energy and its contribution to Toronto’s carbon reduction goals.
Sharing climate-friendly ideas: Perspectives from Picture2050
3/2018 - Led by the Toronto Climate Action Network and sponsored by The Atmospheric Fund, the TransformTO-inspired Picture2050 contest asked residents to imagine Toronto in the year 2050 as a caring and climate-friendly city of the future. The winning photos highlighted public transit and green infrastructure - here's what we learned:
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.
Toronto Star: TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040
11/2017 - 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.