Past Chapter Events

Chapter Barbecue - June 2012

On June 13, more than 150 people joined fellow Chapter Members and green buildling supporters at the Greater Toronto Chapter annual barbeque. Not only did we host a party to wrap up the National Conference at the beautiful lakeside Harbourfront Centre, but we also showcased updates to our interactive green buildling map and launched our Ontario Green Policy Hub (OGPH). We can't wait for next year's event!

Photos can be viewed here

Annual General Meeting - May 2012

Thank you to those Chapter Members who joined us at the Greater Toronto Chapter's 2012 Annual General Meeting on May 15. Members were introduced to the Board's three re-elected and three newly elected Directors and were also able to hear about the Chapter's achievements the past year as well as plans for the upcoming year. We also would like to thank Haworth for hosting and hope to see you at next year's meeting!

Spring Open - April 2012

On April 25th, we kicked off spring at Evergreen Brick Works with over 170 people at our first large networking party of the year.  Our guests got the chance to play with our interactive green building map (on at 4'x6' touch screen!) and listened to eleven presenters blast their way through 2-minute presentations on local green building projects.  View photos here!

On March 21st, more than 70 students join us for a Career Development Evening at Seneca College’s Newnham Campus. Delivered in partnership with ASHRAE, we covered how to become a LEED professionnal, how to earn ASHRAE certification, and how to advance your career by getting involved in local professional associations. 


WaterglassOn March 28, more than 110 people j
oined the Emerging Green Builders and CaGBC-GTC Members for an evening presentation and up close look at "third-generation" renewable technology: Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) systems.  The presentation explored the details of the transformation of Harbourfront Centre’s Enwave Theatre, one of the best current demonstrations of BIPV in Toronto and the only solution in the world that combines BIPV with heat mirror glass and glass artwork.

On February 28th, more than thirty people joined us for OBC 2012: Where are we headed? at Duke of Wellington Pub in Toronto.  Doug Cane of Principal of Caneta Research Inc. / Caneta Energy, led us through the changes to the Building Code, specifically as it applies to energy.  We looked at how OBC 2012 positions Ontario compared to the rest of the provinces and the rest of the world, as well as what’s on the horizon for building codes and for LEED.  A focus was placed on Net Zero Energy – if that is where we heading, and what it would take to get there.   The event sold out in under 48 hours!


As the Principal Supporting Association, the Chapter welcomed thousands of professionals to the National Green Building Conference at Construct Canada, Nov 30 - Dec 1st, 2011.  It was the 23rd edition of Canada’s largest annual show on building design, construction, housing, interior design, renovation, property management, and green building.  Some 23,000 attendees gained access to world-class seminars and exhibitors.  

Click here for more information about the National Green Building Conference 

What's Next TO?

On December 1st, 2011, the Chapter brought the 2011 Greenbuild theme "NEXT" home to the Greater Toronto Area with our “What's Next Toronto?” Chapter Event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. A part of Construct Canada’s Green Building Festival, we held this as a members appreciation event: all Chapter Members received free admission, which included a hot buffet and cash bar.

The Greater Toronto Chapter partnered with ASHRAE Toronto to co-host their first Dinner Meeting of the year, on Jan 9th 2012, where we showcased Seneca's KIP Building, a precedent-setting green building design at an academic campus.  (Click here for more on their environmental achievements)

After ASHRAE Toronto's 2012 Career Fair, over 40 people were led on a guided tour of the new Knowledge Infrastructure Program building at Seneca College (seeking LEED Gold).  This was followed by a sit-down dinner and detailed presentation of the overall mechanical design by Tony Dingman, partner at Dialog (formally Cohos-Evamy).

On Wednesday, December 21st evening the Greater Toronto Chapter and GreenDrinks Toronto brought together sustainability professionals from across the city for a great networking and festive Holiday Celebration at Grace O'Malley's. 

This event was free and open to everyone who wanted to attend.  Join us next time!  Green Drinks Toronto takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at Grace O'Malley's, 14 Duncan Street, Toronto, ON M5H 3G8.

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