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Sustainability is big - and getting bigger - in the GTA. A commitment to hybrid busses, designing LEED certified buildings, renewable energy, waste diversion and encouraging active transportation (walking, biking) are all part of this region's efforts to adopt practices and lifestyles that reduce our dependence on natural resources, cut pollution levels and improve our quality of life.

Sustainability Features

A group of young students learn about the land at the Kortright Centre.

Kortright Centre incorporates Aboriginal perspectives into its programming

Located within an Aboriginal archaeological site, the education and demonstration centre factors Indigenous knowledge into its programming. 

Despite its beautiful colouring, the emerald ash borer has been devastating to the region's ash canopy.

Saving the GTA's beetle-ravaged ash wood (creatively!)

How the TRCA is teaming up with local partners to make the most of an environmental invasion. 

Spadina & Queen's Quay Wavedeck.

Lake Ontario swims again: How once-fragile species are back in action

With careful management under the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, several previously fragile species are returning to the GTA.

The Kitchen Library. (Courtesy Lisa Tait Photography)

Sharing is caring (and sustainable): A different kind of commerce is on the rise in T.O.

The city's sharing economy is thriving thanks to a young crop of community-based initiatives. 

Greg Yuristy, founder of Smart Green Technologies.

Greening the roof over your head: A look inside a growing industry

With help from one local company, Toronto's paving the way – and the roof – for sustainable building initiatives.
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