The projects and programs included in the map are organized in the following categories:
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- Community shared agriculture programs: Programs that provide members with weekly deliveries of local, seasonal foods for a set fee.
- Food box programs: Programs that deliver boxes of fresh, local foods to you.
- Food cooperatives: Member-owned grocery stores that sell organic, local, and fair trade products.
- Community garden: Food and flower gardens planted and maintained by community members on public property.
- Farmers market: Markets that sell fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods from local farmers.
- Good food market: Markets that sell high-quality, affordable fruits and vegetables, operated by FoodShare.
- Local food program: Programs related to the production and consumption of local foods.
- Cool roof: Roofs that help keep buildings cool, reduce energy use, and reduce urban heat by reflecting the sun's rays; some roofs were funded in part through the City's Eco-Roof Incentive Program.
- EcoSchool: Toronto District School Board's EcoSchools make environmental awareness and action a part of daily life. Find Platinum and Gold EcoSchools.
- Green roof: Green roofs feature vegetation that helps reduce urban heat and energy use, retain storm water and provide habitat for wildlife; some roofs funded in part through the City's Eco-Roof Incentive Program.
- LEED certified building: High performance green buildings with LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
- Building retrofit, City of Toronto: City buildings that realized energy savings of more than $10,000 per year.
- Building retrofit, religious: Religious buildings retrofitted to improve efficiency.
- Building retrofit, other: Public and private buildings retrofitted to improve efficiency.
- Bio-energy: Projects that use organic material to generate renewable energy.
- District energy: Projects that provide cooling and heating to buildings in a particular area or district, through a centrally located thermal network.
- Geothermal: Buildings that use geothermal systems to regulate temperature.
- Solar: Projects that feature photovoltaic systems, which convert sunlight into electricity, and solar radiation systems that heat water for domestic use.
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This dataset is available on the City of Toronto's Open Data site.
- Kids: Eco-friendly alternatives for babies, kids and parents
- Food: Restaurants, bakeries, cafes, grocery stores, coffee shops that offer a variety of organic and local foods.
- Fun: Toronto attractions, arts and cultural events and entertainment options that promote fun, green and healthy activities.
- Home: Environmentally friendly products and services for your home.
- Specialty: Green consultants, contractors to help you reduce your ecological footprint at home or work.
- Fashion: Retailers that sell organic, sustainable, vintage and recycled clothing.
- Travel: Sustainable ways to get around the city.
- Wellness: Health, wellness and beauty providers of natural products and services.
- Pets: Green products and services for your pet.
- Renewable Energy: Services to help you reduce energy use.
- Garden: Eco-friendly gardening products and services.
- Tree planting: Find and get involved in a planting project near you.
- Ecological restoration: Projects that engage communities in restoring natural areas, often operated by staff of the Urban Forestry Unit, City of Toronto.
- Environmental: Organizations that engage communities in addressing environmental issues and solutions.
- Cycling organizations: Projects that promote cycling in Toronto.
- Electric vehicle charging stations: Find a charging station for your electric vehicle.
- Pedestrian projects: Roads closed to vehicular traffic to assess the impact on pedestrians.
- Smart Commute workplaces: Organizations that participate in the City's Smart Commute program to help employees green their commute.
- 3Rs ambassador volunteer program: Multi-family residential buildings in which the 3Rs Ambassador Volunteer Program (an education and outreach program run by the City of Toronto through resident volunteers) helps people reduce, reuse and recycle.
- Solid waste drop-off depot: Drop off sites for solid waste, operated by Solid Waste Management, City of Toronto.
- Used clothing/household items drop-off location: Organizations that accept used clothing and household items.
- Water efficiency projects: Projects that help maintain Toronto's water supply as one of the best in the world.
Open data available:
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