As part of our continuing Thank you Campaign, the Chapter recognizes projects around Toronto for their outstanding contributions to the green building community. Please see below for a list of projects we would like to thank for their dedication to creating a cleaner, healthier, high-performance built environment. Their efforts along with those of more than 4,000 building industry professionals are making sustainable buildings a reality!



 Left to right: Hazel Farley, Executive Director Canada Green Building Council; Councillor Pat Saito, Mississauga City, Ward 9; John McDougall, Chief Mississauga Fire and Emergency Services; Jayne Holmes, Manager, Facilities Planning and Development City of Mississauga; Raj Sheth, Director Faculties and Property Management, City of Mississauga.

  Garry W. Morden Fire Training Centre 

  Named after the late Fire Chief, Garry W. Morden, this new fire    training centre serves as a multi-agency training,  
  maintenance  and development facility in Mississauga.
  Obtaining LEED  Silver Certification for New Construction and
  Major  Renovations, this facility focuses on harvesting
  rainwater for  flushing its toilets and washing its vehicles.
  Hazel Farley,  Executive Director of the CaGBC-GTC was
  present and spoke  at the facility’s Earth Day ceremony.
  Congratulations to the  Garry W. Morden Fire Training Centre
  on your achievement!


From left to right: Mitch Gascoyne, LEED Consultant and Manager of Sustainable Design Services, MCW Consultants Ltd.; John O’Neill, Senior Property Manager, GWL Realty Advisors and Andy Schonberger, CaGBC-GTC (past) Chair of the Board, Business Development, Smart and Connected Real Estate & Communities.

  33 Yonge Street

  Earning LEED Gold Certification for Existing Building:  
  Operations and Maintenance, this 13-storey, class ‘A’ office  
  tower was originally built in 1982. Andy Schonberger (past)  
  Chair of our Board joined building tenants, Earth Day vendors   and the Senior Property Manager, John O’Neill for an Earth  
  Day  ceremony in celebration of their new LEED Gold status. 



  15 Brynhurst Court 

  Certified Silver under LEED Canada for Homes, this beautiful  
  home at 15 Brynhurst Court was opened up for a tour to the  
  Greater Toronto Chapter during the National Conference.  An  
  impressive roster of sustainable features such as grey-water  
  recycling, radiant heating, drain water heat recovery, LED  
  lighting, recycled materials can be found all within the four  
  walls of this 2,400-square foot house in Midtown Toronto. The   Greater Toronto Chapter presented a certificate to John Bell at   the Sustainable Housing Foundation’s Engaging Sustainable   
Communities Event in June. 


  MyHaven GreenVision Homes

  This custom-built project in Riverdale was also recognized by   the Chapter at the Sustainable Housing Foundation’s    
  Engaging Sustainable Communities Event for its LEED  
  Platinum certification. Designed as a very airy, open space    
  concept, this innovative building features: locally sourced  
  windows that have selective coatings to balance day lighting  
  and temperature fluctuations in the space, locally sourced  
  insulation, a drainwater heat recovery pipe, a hybrid boiler-  
  radiant heat flooring HVAC system, and a hybrid  
  passive/ceiling fan design to avoid the installation of a central   AC system.


  Loyalist College - Sustainable Skills,    
  Technology and Life Sciences Centre

  The new Sustainable Skills, Technology and Life Sciences
  Centre at Loyalist College in Belleville is raising the bar in
  environmental sustainability within a learning environment.
  The 121,800 square-foot Skills Centre features 50,950 square
  feet of new, flexible space for teaching, laboratories, shops,
  research labs and classrooms. The new space is linked to
  the repurposed space with a beauitful Link Lounge, which
  features a living wall. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister
  of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for
  Southern Ontario was on campus to help celebrate the LEED
  certification, in January 2014, along with Daryl Kramp, MP for
  Prince Edward-Hastings, and other dignitaries.
  Congratulations to Loyalist College on attaining LEED Silver -
  this is a momentous achievement.

  North Star Homes 

  In achieving 78 individual LEED Silver certifications, the Cotton   Lane stacked townhouse project was a mighty undertaking.  
  Located on Old Kennedy Road in Markham, Cotton Lane was  
  a two-phased project of 78 stacked townhouses plus, 44,000
  square feet of mixed-use commercial/residential space,  
  which earned LEED certification in December 2013. Our
  Executive Director, Hazel Farley, was on hand to present a
  LEED certification to North Star Homes for their outstanding
  achievement at a Sustainable Housing Foundation dinner.