Toronto Green Standard Version 4 was adopted by Toronto City Council on July 14, 2021 and will come into effect in May, 2022 for all new planning applications. The Toronto Green Standard Version 4 with all associated specifications, resources and templates will be published on the Toronto Green Standard page of the City of Toronto website in 2022.
The Toronto Green Standard is Toronto’s sustainable design requirements for new private and city-owned developments. The Standard consists of tiers ( Tiers 1 to 4) of performance measures with supporting guidelines that promote sustainable site and building design. Tier 1 of the Toronto Green Standard is a mandatory requirement of the planning approval process.