Lisa King Bio

Senior Policy Planner, Strategic Initiatives, Policy & Analysis, City Planning Division, City of Toronto

Lisa King is a Senior Policy Planner for the City of Toronto, City Planning Division. As a sustainability practitioner for over 20 years in the public and private sectors, Lisa works to integrate sustainability principles into land use and strategic planning policy and processes. She specializes in the areas of sustainable design, climate change, energy and resilience policy and standards. She has been central in the development and scaling up of the Toronto Green Standard (TGS), tiered sustainable performance measures for new construction and Toronto's Zero Emissions Buildings Framework for which she was named to Canada's Clean50 2018 for contributions to clean capitalism, and she is a recipient of the Canada Green Building Council's Government Leadership award. She completed her graduate work in Environmental Studies at Antioch University Midwest, Ohio USA, with a focus on policy and community planning and has an undergraduate degree from Western University in London, Ontario.