Past Chapter Events

Date: September 12, 2018
Registration Time: 7:00am
Tee Off: 8:30am

Location: Rattlesnake Point Golf Club, Milton, ON (Map)

Join us for our third annual Drive for Change Golf Tournament at Rattlesnake Point Golf Club on September 12, 2018. This is an excellent opportunity to network with fellow green building professionals and enthusiasts.

Event Details

Participants will be met with coffee and a light breakfast, followed by a morning of golf, and finally winding down with a hearty lunch. Learn your way through 18 holes, each with fun facts about sustainable building solutions! 

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities please contact Paul Erlichman.

About the Golf Course 

RattleSnake Point Golf Club offers premium-quality golf and family activities in abundance. Featuring 36 championship holes, the nine-hole Rattler Academy Course, a state-of-the art 18-acre practice facility and a spectacular 35,000 square-foot clubhouse, RattleSnake Point Golf Club is the perfect for golf or business or pleasure.



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Date: May 23rd, 2018
Time: 6:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Bar Hop Brewco, 137 Peter St,
 Toronto, ON M5V 2H3 (Map)

Emerging Green Professionals' Mentor Mixer event was an opportunity for emerging professionals to mix and mingle with some of Toronto’s foremost leaders in the green building industry. Leaders in sustainable construction, renewable energy, property management, engineering, and more came out to meet with industry up-and-comers to share stories about their personal career journey, talk about industry trends, and provide advice on professional development.

The general structure of the event was to have rotating groups of mentees (5-6 people) shift tables every 15-20 minutes to sit with a mentor for informal discussions. 

This event was a great opportunity for students, new grads, and entry-level sustainability professionals with backgrounds in engineering, policy, environmental science, corporate sustainability, etc to come learn more about the industry's trajectory and get personal career advice.

 Theme for this event: Zero Carbon.


6:00 - 6:20pm Doors Open and Registration
6:20 - 6:30pm Event and Mentor Introduction
6:30 - 8:00pm Speed Mentoring
8:00 - 9:00pm Networking


Jeff Ranson, Regional Director at CaGBC-Greater Toronto Chapter (Industry segment: Green Buildings/ Not-for-profit)

Julia St. Michael, Director of Sustainability Engagement at Enwave Energy Corporation (Industry segment: Sustainable Energy)

Charles Marshall, Associate & Sustainability Consultant at DIALOG (Industry segment: Engineering/ Sustainable design)

Mary Pickering, VP of Programs & Partnerships at Toronto Atmospheric Fund (Industry segment: GHG reduction/ Municipal)

Adrian Wang, Director of Innovation & Sustainability at Tridel (Industry segment: Real estate/ Construction)

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Date: May 17th, 2018
Time: 7:30 - 9:45am
Location: Confederation 5/6 , Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street West (Map

As building projects across Canada target significantly higher performance levels - such as Net-Zero Energy, high energy efficiency, and Zero Carbon Building standards - they are forced to consider new design strategies and technologies that they may not be familiar with. At the same time, financing, investment returns and 3rd party certifications may be tied directly to the successful achievement of these ambitious goals. This is especially true for P3's, performance contracts, pay-for-performance incentives or climate innovation grants. How can building owners and developers interested in leading-edge buildings proceed with confidence?

This breakfast event presented some of the most recent Canadian experiences in advanced green building projects to help stakeholders and investors better understand best practices in constructing high performance buildings, with a focus on the kinds of evaluations, certifications, quality control processes, and contracting that are being used to ensure that projects achieve their most ambitious goals.


7:30 - 8:00am - Hot breakfast 
8:00 - 9.15am - Speaker presentations and discussions
9:15 - 9.45am - Networking 


Not-yet Member: $75
Member: $55
EGP Member: $40



EllisDon - Lessons learned in constructing Mohawk College's Joyce Centre: Ontario's first Zero Carbon institutional building

Presenter: Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director of Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon 

As the project developer for Mohawk College's Joyce Centre, which is pursuing the Zero Carbon Standard, EllisDon through its Carbon Impact Initiative is releasing a market report outlining key success strategies for Zero Carbon projects. This presentation will focus on the findings of that report and how the market needs to evolve to scale-up our capacity to deliver Zero Carbon projects reliably. 

Read the full report here.


MaRS Discovery District - Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Early Adopters Program

Presenter: Shawn Peterson, Senior Associate, Buildings and Community Energy, MaRS Discovery District

The Investor Confidence Project compiles a suite of energy efficiency performance protocols to certify commercial and multi-family retrofit projects as "investor ready", reducing financing transaction costs and opening up energy efficiency as a secure investment opportunity. 

Learn about the Investor Confidence Project and the Early Adopters Program, which aims to test the Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) Certification in the Canadian market. This program is being led by the MaRS Advanced Energy Centre, with support from the Province of Ontario, and in partnership with CaGBC and GBCI.


WSP -  Banking on performance: How to meet performance targets through a building’s life cycle

Presenter: Luka Matutinovic, Director of National Performance Analysis, Sustainability & Energy, WSP

This presentation will demonstrate how projects can factor in – and overcome – associated risks and barriers at each stage of building development, from design to construction through to occupancy. We will also discuss strategies for delivering proven performance, through energy modeling, Measurement & Verification (M&V) and commissioning. Case studies and lessons learned will be shared with a large sample of projects that have successfully met their predicted performance targets, this presentation will focus on the strategies and risks to be aware of throughout a project's life-cycle - from design/modeling to construction/procurement to post-occupancy, to measurement/verification and commissioning. 


Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS) - Meeting the goals of the Vancouver Declaration on Clean Growth & Climate Change in federal facilities operated by BGIS

Presenter: Daniel Gosselin, National Director of Energy, BGIS

BGIS is working closely with Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to implement aggressive measures to reduce the environmental impact of facilities owned by the federal government across the country. In addition to discussing the approach and challenges related to the mandate, the presentation will focus on the importance of relationships, communication and collaboration between all stakeholders to achieve aggressive greenhouse gas emission reductions while maintaining long-term fiscal responsibility.    

See Daniel's presentation here.





Date: April 26, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:00pm 
Location: EY Tower, 100 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (Map)

Event Details 

Join us at our first networking event of the year on April 26, 2018 at the brand new EY Tower! The evening will kick-off with member exclusive tours and will continue with networking, complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, followed by our crowd pleasing Building-Blitz – 6 rapid-fire presentations highlighting the newest and most sustainable buildings in Southern Ontario. 


5:15pm – 5:45pm Round 1 & Round 2: Member exclusive tour*
6:00pm – 7:15pm Registration and networking
7:15pm – 8:00pm Building Blitz presentations
8:00pm – 9:00pm Networking
9:00pm Event concludes

Building-Blitz Projects

  • 80 Atlantic Avenue, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Quadrangle
  • Zero House at the Endeavour Centre, Peterborough, ON
    Presented by Ryerson University, Department of Architectural Science
  • Kiln Building at Evergreen Brick Works, Toronto, ON
    Presented by LGA Architectural Partners
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto, ON
    Presented by ERA Architects Inc. 

  • University of Toronto - The Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Montgomery Sisam Architects Inc. 

  • York University Student Centre, Toronto, ON
    Presented by CannonDesign


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Earth Week Party 2018

Date: April 18, 2018
Time: 6:00-9:30pm 
Location: Rock 'n' Saloon, 250 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (Map)


Event Details 

Green Drinks Toronto and Canada Green Building Council - Greater Toronto Chapter (CaGBC-GTC) were proud to host Earth Week Party 2018, a networking event for environmental leaders and green building professionals. The event will tookplace at The Rock 'n' Horse Saloon, on Wednesday, April 18th from 6:00pm to 9:30pm.
Since its inception in 2010, Green Drinks Toronto has hosted over 300 attendees each year at an Earth Day celebration and networking event. This year, proceeds go to CaGBC-GTC's Emerging Green Professionals programming. CaGBC-GTC's mission is to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Its Emerging Green Professionals are students and young professionals committed to being leaders of change in the green building industry.
The audience for this event included movers and shakers in the Toronto green industry - architects, designers, engineers, facility managers, developers, politicians, members of the energy sectors, academics and students. Make sure to register beforehand, as this event frequently sells out!


General Admission: $25
Emerging Green Professionals: $10 



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Date: April 9, 2018
Time: 7:00-9:00pm 
Location: Shawn & Ed Brewing Co., 65 Hatt Street, Dundas, ON (Map)

Event Details 

Canada Green Building Council – Greater Toronto Chapter (CaGBC-GTC) invites you to the Hamilton Green Building Social. This meet-and-greet event will convene key green building stakeholders in Hamilton-Burlington, and will introduce attendees to CaGBC-GTC and the organizations doing great work to grow the local green building market.

CaGBC-GTC is pleased to be hosting this event at Shawn & Ed Brewing Co. in Dundas, housed in a beautiful retrofit building dating back to the 1860s. 


All registrants: $10 (includes one drink)

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