Past Chapter Events

Date: Tuesday, November 12
Time: 7:30 - 9:30am
Location: St. Lawrence College - Event Centre, Room 13150, 100 Portsmouth Ave, Kingston, ON
This event seeks to bring together local leaders in real estate, construction and city-building to explore the latest trends in green building, understand how buildings can help us meet our public and business sustainability goals, and build a stronger local community network of green building professionals. The focus of this event will be on the ongoing changing requirements for our existing building stock in Ontario.


7:15 A.M: Registration, networking and breakfast
8:00 A.M: Introductions
8:15 A.M. – 9:30 A.M: Panel and Q&A
Speakers Include:
  • Gerard Wortman, MSc. National Capital Region Energy Team Leader, BGIS (Presentation)
    Greening Federal Buildings

  • Jeff Ranson, Regional Director, Greater Toronto Chapter, Canada Green Building Council (Presentation)

  • Beth Sills, Director, Facility Management Services at St. Lawrence College (Presentation)

  • Michael Flowers, Municipal Engineer, WSP & Chair, Leadership Board, Ottawa Chapter, Canada Green Building Council

Presenting Sponsor
Acknowledging the importance of creating resilient buildings in the new climate reality, Enbridge has a number of industry-leading energy efficiency programs that can be customized to meet your project goals.
In particular, the Savings by Design program focuses on an Integrated Design Process (IDP) workshop which brings together teams of experts to discuss and evaluate strategies to improve the energy performance and sustainability of a new build, with all costs covered by Enbridge. Visit to find out more.
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Date: November 7, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Location: Arcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor (Map)

The CaGBC Ontario Awards Night brings together more than 250 industry leaders and supporters in Toronto. The Awards Night features an opening networking reception, gala dinner, and presentation of the Green Building Excellence and Leadership Awards at the elegant art deco Arcadian Court. 
The Green Building Excellence Awards recognize outstanding new projects and programs in Ontario that go above and beyond the normal scope of sustainable best practices. The Leadership Awards distinguish individuals that are advancing the green building industry in Ontario through innovation at the corporate, academic, and government levels. 2019 marks the Awards Night's 10th year anniversary!
The 2019 Awards Night is co-hosted by CaGBC's Greater Toronto and Ottawa Chapters, and the awards recognize projects, programs, and individuals across the province. Chapter Award winners are entered as finalists at CaGBC's Green Building Excellence and Leadership Awards, to be presented in Toronto in June 2020.


Kofi Hope, Senior Policy Advisor, Wellesley Institute; CEO Kofi Hope Consulting

Kofi Hope is a change maker. He is a Rhodes Scholar and has a Doctorate in Politics from Oxford University. Currently, he is Senior Policy Advisor at the Wellesley Institute and runs a private consulting practice. He is an emeritus Bousfield Visiting Scholar for the University of Toronto’s School of Urban Planning. In 2017 he was the winner of the Jane Jacobs Prize and in 2018 he was named as A Rising Star by Toronto Life in their Power List. He is the founder and former Executive Director of the CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals, a charity based in Toronto. In 2005 he founded the Black Youth Coalition Against Violence, which became a leading voice for advocating for real solutions to gun violence in Toronto and led to him being named one of the Top 10 People to Watch in Toronto in 2006 by the Toronto Star.



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This year’s EGP Design Charrette will focus on the development of the Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation community. The First Nation is in the early stages of redeveloping its Reserve Lands that were artificially and progressively flooded in the early 20th century. The effects of the flooding changed the topography of the lands, and plant and animal ecosystems, making it virtually inhospitable for over 75 years. This caused the people to abandon their lands, and move to surrounding urban towns and centres.

The people are now making a decided effort to return to redevelop and reclaim their reserve. They have always maintained a spiritual and cultural connection to their lands, even when there was nothing left.   

This year the EGP Design Charrette will assist Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation in exploring through a phased approach different sustainable redevelopment designs of the community. There will be a strong focus on the development of cultural, recreational, educational, community and housing areas and infrastructure with a strong emphasis on green technology, energy, building methods and sustainability. 

Due to the scale of this project the design charrette will span over three days and will culminate with presentations on morning of September the 15th.

Read about last year's Design Charrette event and the winning projects in the spring 2019 issue of our Toronto FOCUS magazine (page 29).


Mixer (Sept 13, 6:30pm - 8:00pm): Jason George Pub, 100 Front St E, Toronto (Map)

Design Charrette (Sept 14, 8:30am - 5:00pm): University of Toronto - Lassonde Mining Building, 170 College St., Toronto, ON

Presentation (Sept 15, 10:00am - 1:00pm): Ryerson University - George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre (Rm. ENG101), 245 Church St, Toronto, ON






Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Registration Time: 7:00am
Tee Off: 8:30am

Location: Glen Abbey Golf Club, Oakville, ON (Map)

The fourth annual Drive for Change golf tournament will take place at the famous Jack Nicklaus-designed Glen Abbey Golf Club, which has hosted the Canadian Open 28 times! The event features a hot breakfast, lunch, golfing competitions, and great raffle prizes. With attendee growth in its first three years, we expect this year’s event to sell out. 


About the Glen Abbey Golf Club

Designed by legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus, Glen Abbey has hosted the RBC Canadian Open, a PGA Tour event and Canada's National Open Championship, 28 times.
A distinguishing feature of the Glen Abbey course are the "Valley Holes", numbered 11 through 15. On number 11, a par 4, players tee off a cliff to a fairway that is approximately 60 feet below on the valley floor. The second shot must clear Sixteen Mile Creek to the green. Holes 12, 13 and 14 all use Sixteen Mile Creek as a hazard of one form or another. Number 15 is a short par 3 with a sharply-sloping green, after which players climb out of the valley to the 16th hole.
The property is also home to the Academies of ClubLink, the headquarters of Golf Canada, the Canadian Golf Museum and Hall of Fame, and the TaylorMade Performance Lab Prizes. The course is Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf-certified.

Silent Auction

The Drive for Change 2019 silent auction is now live! Click here to see and bid on great prizes that will assist CaGBC - GTC's efforts to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing, healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area. A portion of these funds will also go towards Food 4 Kids Halton, an organization that provides a supply of healthy foods for children living in poverty sustaining entire weekends without food. See to learn more.

The online silent auction will close to bids at noon on September 18th (the day before the tournament) but will be open to bids at the tournament until just after play ends.



If you are interested in learning more about Drive for Change sponsorship opportunities please contact Paul Erlichman.
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        Longest Drive Sponsor                   Closest to the Line Sponsor



Closest to the Pin Sponsor                      Snack Cart Sponsor




           19th Hole Sponsor                        Putting Contest Sponsor

                                     EQ Building Performance


    Sustainable Transportation Partner



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Date:  Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm (Registration and breakfast begins at 8:15am)
Location: 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON 


Event Details 

Ontario’s post-secondary institutions are leading the way in green building design excellence, and in demonstrating how green building projects can serve as catalysts to spur academic research, curriculum development and job opportunities for students. The Post-Secondary Summit: Advancing Green Building on Campus will highlight green building excellence at Ontario universities and colleges in four sessions:
  1. New Green Buildings on Campus
  2. Building Performance and Retrofits on Campus
  3. Interactive Discussion: From Campus Projects to Market Transformation - Connecting Buildings to Research, Training and Curriculum
  4. The Future of Green on Campus
This event will also feature a tour of Mohawk College's Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation, a cutting-edge building that was the second in Canada to earn the Zero Carbon Building – Design certification.
The intended audience for this event is on-campus facilities operations and sustainability program staff, educators and institutional leaders, architects, engineers, public sector employees, students, and technology manufacturers.


9am Introduction to Summit & Joyce Centre for Partnership and Innovation
  • Jeff Ranson, Regional Director, Greater Toronto Area, CaGBC
  • Tony Cupido, Chief Building and Facilities Officer, Mohawk College

New Green Buildings on Campus, sponsored by Montgomery Sisam

  • Robert Davies, Principal, Montgomery Sisam
    Alice Liang, Principal, Montgomery Sisam
    Daniel Ling, Principal, Montgomery Sisam
    Daniel Teramura, Principal, Moriyama & Teshima Architects
    Suzanne Brant, President & CEO, First Nations Technical Institute
    Katherine Rinas, Project and Program Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems, Sheridan College

    Buildings Presented:

    - First Nations Technical Institute
    - Myhal Centre for Engineering Innovation & Entrepreneurship
    - Sheridan College HMC2
10:15am New Green Buildings on Campus - Q&A
10:30am Break

Building Performance and Retrofits on Campus

  • Aman Hehar, Energy Manager, Humber College
    Amandeep Deol, Director of Engineering, Enerlife Consulting Inc 
    Humber College Campus Integrated Energy Analysis and Retrofit – from energy targets to savings at the meter

  • David Riley, Senior Mechanical Engineer, McCallumSather
    MacNaughton Building - University of Guelph

  • Simon van Wonderen, Partner, MCW Custom Energy Solutions Ltd
    Energy and Sustainability at the University of Guelph - A Perspective on Past and Future Initiatives
11:45am Building Performance and Retrofits on Campus - Q&A
12pm Lunch

Introduction to Afternoon Program and District Energy On Campus

  • Julia St. Michael, Director, Sustainability Engagement, Enwave Energy Corporation
  • Mike McLean, Director, Facilities Planning & Design, Western University
    Amit Chakma Engineering Building

From Campus Projects to Market Transformation - Connecting Buildings to Research, Training and Curriculum - Moderated by Jenn McArthur, Ryerson University

  • Tom Davis, Professor, Fanshawe College
    Low-Carbon Learning Communities

  • Peter Love, President, Love Energy Consultants Inc.
  • Interactive Discussion
2:30pm Break

The Future of Green on Campus

  • Veronica Madonna, Principal, Moriyama + Teshima
    The Arbour at George Brown College

  • Edmund Wong, Senior Energy & Sustainability Consultant, Arup
    Neil Stroup, Associate, KieranTimberlake
    University of Toronto - New Science Building

  • Natasha Arsenijevich, National Manager, Business and Strategy Development, Sustainability & Energy, WSP
    Centennial College & University of Toronto Scarborough
3:45pm The Future of Green on Campus - Q&A
3:55pm Closing Remarks
4pm Reception












































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Spring Open 2019
 Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 130 Queens Quay East, East Wing – 4th Floor, Toronto, ON 

Event Details 

Join us at our first networking event of the year at the beautiful Artscape Daniels Launchpad, the newest addition to the burgeoning East Bayfront District. The building is a first-of-its-kind centre for entrepreneurship, providing facilities, programs, services and support that are tailor-made to help artists and designers thrive. The evening will kick-off with CaGBC member-exclusive tours and will continue with networking, complimentary drinks and food, followed by the Building Blitz – 6 rapid-fire presentations highlighting the newest and most sustainable buildings in Southern Ontario.

Tours of Artscape Daniels Launchpad will be offered exclusively to CaGBC- Greater Toronto Chapter members. Tours will be hosted by Quadrangle. If you are not yet a Chapter Member, please register here. Members will be emailed a unique link to select a tour time 1 week before the event.

Building Blitz Projects

  • Centre for Urban Innovation, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Ronen Bauer, Principal, Moriyama & Teshima Architects

  • WE Global Learning Centre, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Stephanie van Es, Project Manager, Kohn Partnership Architects Inc.

  • Curvy Eco Home, Toronto, ON
    Presented by Craig Race, Principal, Craig Race Architecture Inc.

  • Milton District Hospital Addition, Milton, ON
    Presented by Chris McQuillan, Principal, B+H Architects

  • Westinghouse HQ, Hamilton, ON
    Presented by Joanne McCallum, CEO, mcCallumSather & Christina Karney, Associate, mcCallumSather


Member Tours of Artscape Daniels Launchpad: 5:15 & 5:45pm (RSVP required)
Spring Open Registration: 5:30pm
Networking: 5:30 - 6:45pm
Building Blitz Presentations: 6:45 - 7:45pm
Networking: 7:45 - 9pm

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mindful Materials – An Industry Commitment to Material Health
Date: Tuesday, April 23rd
Time: 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. EST Sign-in begins as 7:30 A.M.
Location: Steelcase WorkLife Center Showroom, 200 King St W #2400, Toronto


Event Description

Every architect, designer and contractor looking for healthy, sustainable materials knows how challenging it can be. Finding products with the right documentation for LEEDv4.1 or WELL, assessing embodied emissions for Zero Carbon Building projects, or just maintaining a material library in a rapidly changing environment all present significant investments in time and resources.
Similarly, industry is evolving to meet demands for both better materials and increased transparency expectations for the disclosure of material and ingredient information in products. Manufacturers have invested in programs like C2C, HPD, EPD and Declare so that you know more about the materials that you specify.
The mindful Materials platform is creating a market movement that will simplify the material health and product transparency specifications for the A&D community. 
This event will show how the mindful Materials database is driving industry transformation by providing tools for A&D and supporting the improvements made to the BPDO credits in LEED Beta v4.1. 
Learn how the mindful Materials platform is building a community between architects, designers, contractors, manufacturers and owners so that we can all design with intent for the health of our people and our planet.


  • Brandy Burdeniuk, GBCI Canada
  • Dustin Heiler, Steelcase
  • Randy Butler, Superior Essex
  • Anita Snader, Armstrong Ceilings 
  • Tracy Backus, Teknion 
  • Kendra Martz, Construction Specialties 
  • Brent Trenga, Kingspan

Accelerating to Zero Summit: Building Solutions for a Low Carbon Economy
Date: Thursday, March 28th 2019 
Time: 8:30am* - 6:00pm  
Location: Evergreen Brick Works - Future Cities Centre, 550 Bayview Ave, Toronto ON. 



This full-day event at Evergreen Brick Works will bring architects, engineers, building owners, property developers, trade unions, utilities and technologists together for a deep dive into the business case for zero carbon, insight into recent zero carbon certifications, and best practices from industry leaders.



Accelerating to Zero Welcome - Fin MacDonald, CaGBC

Making the Case for Zero Carbon - Mark Hutchinson, CaGBC & Antoni Paleshi, WSP

Local Zero Carbon Case Studies:

Innovative Solutions for Zero Carbon Buildings - Kenny Smith & Lisa Westerhoff, Integral Group

Local Zero Carbon Case Studies:

Don’t Be Afraid of Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment - Barbara Rodriguez D., Project Drawdown; Frances Yang, Arup; Meghan Lewis, WeWork



Alex Blue
Principal & Building Energy Practice Lead,
Morrison Hershfield
Matt Carlsson
Building Science Consultant,
Morrison Hershfield
Barbara Rodriguez Droguett
Research Fellow,
Project Drawdown
Aman Hehar
Energy Efficiency Manager, Humber College