Past Chapter Events
Chapter Boat Cruise - September 2013
On September 11, 2013 Chapter Members and green building supporters set out to explore the revitalization project of Waterfront Toronto and watch the sun set aboard the Norther Spirit! This lively evening included a waterfront tour, dinner, great music, and an amazing view of Toronto's skyline. Continue reading to view photos from the event.
Spring Open - April 2013
On April 30, 2013 over 175 people joined us at the Steam Whistle Roundhouse to welcome spring and celebrate green building. The event launched Green Doors Open, an initiative to engage the public and building professionals in green buildings in their communities and across Ontario. We invited select green buildings to present in our Building Blitz - a concise, fast-paced and engaging presentation format in which presenters showcase their buildings in under 2 minutes.
Chapter BBQ - June 2013
On June 18, 2013 over 140 people joined us on the green roof of the beautiful, newly constructed, George Brown Waterfront Campus to ring in the summer. Highlights of the evening included included delicious local food, live music and a special member's tour of the Waterfront Campus. Continue reading to view photos from the event.
LEED Breakfast Series, Session #1: LEED Certified, Now What? - April 2013
On April 3, 2013 the Toronto Chapter hosted the first session of our new LEED Breakfast Series. Over one hundred building owners, managers, real estate developers, and other green professionals gathered at the Royal York Hotel for a delicious breakfast and an informative presentation by Mark Hutchinson, Director of Green Building Programs at the CaGBC. The theme of the session was "LEED Certified, Now What?" and the following questions were addressed: How do you manage the goals and metrics included in your policies? What are the expectations for getting your building re-certified? What guidance does CaGBC have in this area?
Don't miss out on Session #2 - LEED + Performance: How strong is the connection? on June 19, 2013.
LEED Breakfast Series, Session #2: Green Building & Performance - June 2013
On June 19, 2013 the Toronto Chapter hosted the second session of our new LEED Breakfast Series. Over one hundred building owners, managers, real estate developers, and other green professionals gathered at the Royal York Hotel for a delicious breakfast and an informative presentation by Chris Pyke, Vice President of Research at USGBC. The theme of the session was "Green Building & Performance: The Emerging Era of Data Driven Practice" and the following questions were addressed: How does GBIG work? What data does it include? What is the data telling us about the connections between LEED certified buildings and performance? How will / can this data be used going forward?
Lunch & Learn with the Ontario Tire Stewardship
On March 5, 2013 the Chapter hosted a Lunch & Learn in collaboration with the Ontario Tire Stewardship. The theme of the presentation was Local Ontario Recycled Tire Building Products: Meeting Sustainability Objectives for Heavy-Use Facilities. This lunch and learn discussed the properties of products made from recycled tires (commonly referred to as tire-derived products or TDPs) and opportunities to meet sustainability objectives for heavy-use facilities such as schools, municipal sites, hospitals and sports and recreation sites.
The presentation provided an overview of TDP applications and design strategies that can be utilized to help achieve sustainable building certifications and meet evolving building code and green planning and development standards in Ontario. With the aid of indepth case studies, the attendees were provided with practical guidance on specification, sourcing, use, maintenance and end-of-life considerations for tire derived materials, as well as insights into technological advancements and emerging applications.
WHAT'S UP TORONTO? - November 2012
Chapter Boat Cruise - September 2012
On September 12, more than 200 people joined fellow Chapter Members and green building supporters at the Greater Toronto Chapter Boat Cruise. This fun evening included a waterfront tour, dinner, lively music, an amazing view of the city and fabulous networking.Cruising Toronto’s waterfront with great company and inspirational guest speakers was definitely a unique way to say goodbye to the summer. Click here to see photos from the event!
Legacy Gala - November 2012
Over 250 industry professionals joined us on November 8, 2012 for an energizing evening in support of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the CaGBC’s continuing education and training programs. The theme of the third annual Legacy Gala was "Building Our Water Legacy". The objective of the Gala was to raise awareness about the importance of creating sustainable water systems and deploying synergistic strategies to reduce demand and find alternative sources of supply. Our water legacy will be to recognize the interconnectedness of water and wastewater, and understand water-energy nexus. Thanks to the support from our sponsors and volunteers, the 2012 Legacy Gala was a terrific success!