Exciting news: Toronto’s carbon emissions are declining. What does it mean?
2/2019 - Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory shows how Toronto measures up compared to its goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. Learn more about these significant results and emerging trends from the inventory and how the TransformTO plan is working to address the challenges in TAF’s summary report here.
Look no further: Seven climate action funding opportunities in the GTHA
7/2018 - The transition to a low-carbon economy requires dedicated funding for a variety of climate initiatives led by municipalities, non-profits, and other stakeholders. Climate change continues to be a top priority for funders and investors. That's why we've created this helpful list of funding opportunities to launch and support low-carbon initiatives across the GTHA.
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.
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.
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.
Picture2050: Today’s photos can show us our future city
1/2018 - 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.