The City of Toronto has a long history of leadership on environmental and urban energy issues. In recent years, City Council has adopted a number of visionary long-term strategies to guide Toronto in becoming the most sustainable city in North America.
Environment & Energy
Live Green Toronto is a program that supports residents, businesses and community groups in taking action to green our city. Live Green Toronto offers grants, expertise, incentive programs, resources and more through a one-stop website at livegreentoronto.ca.
The City's Better Buildings Partnership provides expertise, resources and financial assistance to maximize the outcomes of a wide range of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects for building owners, managers and builders.
Smart Commute helps employers and property owners reduce their costs and carbon footprints by providing programs that help their employees commute to work in sustainable ways.
The City of Toronto generates carbon offset credits through a variety of measures such as energy efficiency retrofits of City-owned buildings, collecting methane at three City landfills, and other projects such as solar photovoltaic installations, deep lake water cooling and major tree plantings.
District energy systems help us benefit from economies of scale and higher efficiency than individual in-building heating and cooling systems. It also provides increased energy security and environmental benefits.