The Toronto Green Standard Version 3 includes a consolidated Standard for high performance city building projects. This Standard applies to all non-residential development being planned and built by the City’s Agencies, Corporations & Divisions. City-owned residential buildings apply the Mid-High Rise Residential Standard e.g. Toronto Community Housing and Create TO.
The new City Standard includes minimum, required Tier 2 level performance measures and, higher, voluntary performance tiers and targets in some categories to achieve Toronto’s low carbon pathway. The Version 3 Standard applies to all city-owned buildings and additions greater than 100 m² GFA commencing in 2018 with the 10 year Capital budget and Plan within all procurement processes. City building projects must be third-party verified post-construction. Select a prequalified evaluator from the City’s list. Evaluators conduct a two-stage review during construction documentation and post construction and submit a Verification Report for approval by Environmental Planning.
City Agencies, Corporations and Division-owned facilities are required to be Net Zero emissions by 2026 (Transform TO Council approved climate targets). See the new Net Zero Emissions Study Terms of Reference (2021)
See the City Council Decision to adopt a Toronto Green Standard Tier 2 policy for City-owned and ACD buildings from March 28, 29, 2017 for details.
For guidance on your project design, TGS compliance and procurement, contact Environmental Planning or the Project Management Office.