Programs for Residents

Maps & Guides

The Live Green Toronto map makes it easy for you to find and learn about the many places, projects and programs that are greening our city - from green buildings and farmers' markets, to community gardens, renewable energy installations and more, the live green maps puts it all in one place, at your fingertips.

Check back regularly for updates.

About the Live Green Toronto Map

The projects and programs included in the map are organized in the following categories:

 

You may select one or more categories to display on a single map. For more information about what's included in each category, read the full category descriptions, below.

 

Getting started - helpful tips:

  • To select and unselect categories, check the boxes in the Legend.
  • Each category has sub-categories that can be checked. To expand or minimize a category use the + and – boxes beside each category in the Legend.
  • To read a brief description of an item on the map, click on the icon and a text bubble will appear.
  • To centre the map to a particular location or neighbourhood, enter an address in the search box.
  • To zoom in and out of the map, use the + and – controls on the map. Double clicking on the map also zooms in.
  • If you wish to volunteer, look for the words "Get Involved!" in the text bubble and contact the organization directly.
  • Have fun!

 

Category descriptions

Food

  • 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.

 

Green Buildings

  • 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.

 

Green Energy

  • 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.

 

Naturalization

  • 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.

 

Organizations

  • Environmental: Organizations that engage communities in addressing environmental issues and solutions.

 

Transportation

  • 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.

 

Waste

  • 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

  • Water efficiency projects: Projects that help maintain Toronto's water supply as one of the best in the world.

 

Open data available:

Download select LGTO Map data through the City of Toronto's Open Data initiative

 

More layers will be added to Open Data in the future.

 

Coming soon:

  • Submit your own green projects and programs.

 

Feedback?

If you have comments, suggestions or questions related to the map, please send an email to: livegreen@toronto.ca.