Past Chapter Events

Date: September 19, 2017
Registration Time & Breakfast: 7:30am
Tee Off: 8:30am

Location: RattleSnake Point Golf Club (Map)

Save the date for our 2018 Drive for Change Golf Tournament 

September 12, 2018

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Drive for Change Golf Tournament 2017

Event Details

On September 19, 2017 we held the second annual Drive for Change Golf Tournament at RattleSnake Point Golf Club. Over 100 guests took this excellent opportunity to network with fellow green building enthusiasts, win prizes and enjoy the sun. Participants enjoyed coffee & a light breakfast, followed by a morning of golf, and finally winding down with a hearty lunch all while learning their way through 18 holes, each with fun facts about sustainable building solutions.The event included over $20,000 in prizes and giveaways, including a Hole in One prize of a 2017 Giant Quick-E+ bike from Sweet Pete's Bike Shop, so everyone went home a winner! 

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.


Platinum Sponsor

Lunch Sponsor


19th Hole Sponsor 

Closest to the Pin 

Longest Drive 

Putting Contest Sponsor

Snack Sponsor

Hole Sponsors

B+H Architects
Enwave Energy Corporation
FirstService Corporation
Integral Group Inc. 
Intelligent Buildings
International Solar Solutions Inc.
MediaEdge Communications Inc. 
Orchestra Marketing
The Mitchell Partnership Inc.

Hole in One Prize 

2017 Giant Quick-E+ Bike from Sweet Pete's Bike Shop 




Greater Toronto Emerging Green Professional (EGP) Hackathon: Zero Carbon Retrofits 

Networking and Team Assembly Meeting - September 15, 2017 
September 15, 2017 
Registration: 6:00 - 6:30PM
Networking and Team Assembly: 6:30 - 9:00PM
Location: Dublin Calling on Adelaide, 250 Adelaide St W, Toronto (

EGP Hackathon Main Event - September 16, 2017 
 September 16, 2017 
Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Main Event: 8:30AM - 7:00PM
Location: Ryerson Engineering Building, 245 Church Street, Room ENG LG21 (


Interdisciplinary teams 3-4 were given one day to design and pitch their zero carbon retrofit. The team with the best 5- minute pitch was selected by our panel of green building professionals and will attend the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Gala and Awards to accept their award. 

All registrants must fill an EGP Greater Toronto Chapter participant information form upon registering. Please click here for the participant information form

Hackathon Judges

David MacMillan
Consultant, City of Toronto, Environment & Energy Division 

Holly Jordan (B. Arch. Eng., M. Arch., OAA, EIT, LEED AP BD+C, MRAIC)
Senior Associate, B+H Architects

Umberto Berardi (M. Sc., Ph.D.)
Associate Professor, Ryerson University

Team 2 
By: Daniel Carey, Deva Veylan & Yazan Zafar
Team 4
By: Khan Rafsanjani, Shishir Handa & Tony Ferguson
Team 5 
By: Francisco Contreras, Jelena Madzarevic, Jordan Beardy-Singh & Mariem Kadhim 

Thank You to Our Food Sponsor 

Green Building Breakfast Series Session II 

Date: September 12, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Territories Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)


7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Panel discussion with Q+A
9:00 – 


This breakfast session focused on designing and building collaborative workspaces that go beyond standards. Panellists discussed where the industry is in terms of wellness programs, successes and failures of implementation, how property owners and managers attract and engage tenants, and most importantly, what tenants are asking for. 



Lisa Fulford-Roy
Managing Director Workplace Strategy, National Occupier Services Group, CBRE Limited


Andy Delisi
Architecture and Design Manager, Envirotech Office Systems

Lee-Ann Kosziwka
Health Promoter, Workplace Health Team, Peel Public Health
Ruth Weiner  
Senior Manager, Energy & Environment, Royal Bank of Canada 

Presenting Sponsor




Date: June 22,2017
Time: 6:00-10:00pm

Location: ShowboatPier 6, 207 Queens Quay West (Map)


Chapter Boat Cruise 2017

Event Details

On June 22, guests came aboard the Showboat for the Greater Toronto Chapter Boat Cruise. This event, which was back by popular demand gave attendees an opportunity to have some fun and network while enjoying a scenic cruise through Toronto’s Harbour and Island Waterways. The evening was complete with DJ entertainment, food and drinks!


6:00pm Registration and Boarding
6:30pm Departing
9:30-10:00pm Docking

 Presenting Sponsor

Event Co-Promotion




Date: June 13, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Territories Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)


7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Speaker Presentations
9:00 – Networking


Across Canada, policies and programs that focus on reducing carbon emissions from the building sector are being advanced. This breakfast session spoke to what we doing to champion the move to lower-carbon buildings and support Canada’s efforts to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 2030.

During this session, guests heard Lisa King present an overview of the two-phase study undertaken by the City of Toronto and The Atmospheric Fund to develop Toronto's new Zero Emissions Buildings Framework which sets out a performance pathway to near zero emissions by 2030 for Toronto's major building types. The presentation focused on energy, resilience, GHG and cost benefits of high performance buildings and updates to the Toronto Green Standard.

Mark Hutchinson introduced CaGBC’s new Zero Carbon Building program, the first of its kind to make carbon reductions the key indicator for building performance. Designed to be broadly applicable, the program focuses on annual verification of emissions while including targeted design criteria for new construction.


Lisa King, M.A. City Planning, City of Toronto

Mark Hutchinson, Vice President, Green Building Programs, Canada Green Building Council 

Presenting Sponsor



Date: May 10, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: The Merchant, 181 University Ave, Toronto, ON


On May 10th, 2017 industry up-and-comers had the opportunity to mix and mingle with some of Toronto’s green building industry leaders. Leaders in Construction, Architecture, Energy, Finance and more came out to meet with participants to share their stories and advice for career development. Participants were placed into small groups and had the opportunity to sit down with each of the leaders, speed dating style. 


1. Alexander McIssac
Director, Business Development
Nrstor Inc.
Industry Segment: Energy Storage

2. Candice Luck
Director of Strategy
Buildability Corporation
Industry Segment: Stakeholder Engagement

3. Craig Applegath
Industry Segment: Architecture

4. Maurice Wager 
Industry Segment: Development & Construction 

5. Trish Nixon
Director of Investments
Industry Segment: Sustainable Financing


Date: April 27, 2017 
Time: 6:00-9:00PM 
Location: One York, 1 York Street, Toronto ON (


At our first networking event of 2017 we had over 130 guests come out to see the brand new One York Street. We kicked off the evening with member exclusive tours and continued 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 – Registration and networking
7:15pm – 8:00pm – Building Blitz presentations
8:15pm – 8:45pm – Round 3: Member exclusive tour
9:00pm – Event concludes


Bay Adelaide Centre (East Tower) & Deloitte Office – LEED Platinum for Core and Shell

Cooke Family Cottage – LEED Platinum for Homes

Evolv1 – Targeting LEED Platinum for Core and Shell and Net Positive Energy

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre – LEED Gold for New Construction

Spectrum Square Office Tower 1 – LEED Gold for Core and Shell

Women’s College Hospital – LEED Gold for New Construction


Presenting Sponsor 

Gold Sponsors




Date: April 6, 2017 
Time: Presentations 8:30am-4:30pm & Reception 4:30-6:00pm 
St. James Cathedral Centre, 65 Church St, Toronto, M5C 2E9 (Map)


Attendees of this event learned how to accelerate deep retrofits and maximize the performance of existing buildings at this unique CaGBC forum.
In metropolitan centers, buildings are responsible for approximately half of all emissions. In fact, cities like Toronto attribute 53 per cent of their emissions to the built environment. We know that over 80 percent of Canada’s building stock today will be operational in 2030 and beyond. In order to reach a low carbon future, it is essential to retrofit existing buildings.
To help guide the industry, the CaGBC held an Existing Buildings Summit in Toronto on April 6, 2017. This event gave attendees an opportunity to learn about exceptional deep retrofit projects; explore different approaches to optimizing building performance; and understand provincial and federal initiatives that drive the energy efficiency improvements for Canada’s existing buildings.
Please see below for links to available presentations by our guest speakers and panelists:

Exceptional Building Retrofits
Moderator: Robert Edwards, Business Manager, Private Sector, Conservation & Corporate Relations, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO)
Ontario's Energy Benchmarking Regulation
Instructor: Eric Chisholm, Technical Lead, WSP Canada
Speaker: Brian Byrnes, Senior Advisor, Conservation Programs and Partnerships, Ministry of Energy 
Securing Retrofit Financing
Speaker: Ron Dizy, Managing Director, Advanced Energy Centre, MaRS
This event was approved for 5 CE hours. Please email to receive your reporting code.


Presenting Sponsors


Gold Sponsors




Date: March 9, 2017
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Location: Student Learning Centre (SLC) Room 508, Ryerson University, 341 Yonge Street, Toronto (


On March 9, 2017 the Emerging Green Professionals held a two speaker event discussing what makes a city resilient, how Toronto is doing on the resilience scale, and what is on the agenda for our city on the path towards resilience. EGPs had the opportunity to learn about the social and physical aspects of resilience, how to get involved, and gain a higher understanding of urban resiliency.


Stewart Dutfield, Project Lead, Resilience - City of Toronto

Phil Fung, Professor - Sustainable Buildings Design & Energy Modeling, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Managing principal, SRS Consulting Engineers Inc. 
Topic: Resilient buildings is the foundation of a resilient city.


EGP Sponsor 


Green Building Breakfast Series I: Carbon 101 What You Need to Know

Date: March 2, 2017 
Time: 7:30-9:30AM 
Location: Library Room, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front St West, Toronto, ON (Map)


7:30 – Hot breakfast and networking
8:00 – Speaker Presentations with Q+A
9:00 – 


On March 2, 2017 attendees of the first Green Building Breakfast Series of the year learned what the commonly used terms carbon and greenhouse gases (GHGs) actually mean, according to the experts.  This session provided guests with the opportunity to discuss why we are hearing these terms now, tracking the statistics, and how they relate to buildings, regulations and government. 

Industry experts provided an up-to-date overview on new greenhouse gas (GHG) regulations and what it means for building owners and operators. In addition, this session introduced Net-Zero buildings and their design process and provided an analysis gathered from net-zero targeted case studies from across Canada.



Bryan Purcell, Director of Policy and Programs, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)


Livio Nichilo, Engineering Manager, Internat Energy Solutions
Sheena Sharp, Principal, Coolearth Architecture Inc.
Trevor Nightingale, Principal Research Officer, National Research Council Canada 

Continuing Education (CE) Hours 

This course has been approved for 1.5 CE hours - please email after the session to access your discount code. 


Gold Sponsor