The City of Toronto, like many other cities in the world, has set a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by the year 2050 to help reduce the most negative impact of climate change.

Reaching this goal will require big changes in the ways that we live, travel, work and consume goods and services, which will in turn affect everything from the structure of our local economy, to the types of jobs we hold, to our education and training programs, and more.   

What is Transform TO?

TransformTO is a collaborative project engaging the community in achieving an 80% reduction in Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

The project is supported by community consultations and technical scenario modelling to help understand how deep carbon reduction will affect Torontonians over the long term.

TransformTO will reveal how it's possible to create a more prosperous, healthy and equitable Toronto while living and working in sustainable ways.

The City of Toronto's Environment and Energy Division and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund are co-leading this initiative. TransformTO will lead to a long-term climate strategy that will update the existing City of Toronto Climate Change Action Plan.

Project Timeline and Goals

Timeline of TransformTO Activities, Modelling and Engagement

TransformTO will produce a framework for decision-making that will help the city identify the path to sustainability and suggest key starting points where we will need to begin.

Two separate but related documents will be created: 

  1. A short-term strategy (2017-2020) outlining the actions that will allow Toronto to meet its 30% greenhouse gas emissions target by 2020 through policy and programming.
  2. A long-term (2020-2050) approach that will identify how we can reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 while generating a healthier, more prosperous and equitable city. 

Imagine: TransformTO - the most livable city in the world.