The Toronto Green Standard (TGS) for low-rise residential applies to development applications with less than 4 storeys.

Tier 1 performance measures are required for all planning applications. Tier 2 to 4 performance measures are voluntary and consist of Core and Optional measures associated with the Toronto Green Standard Development Charge Refund Program.

Air Quality

Performance measures to improve local air quality.

Energy Efficiency, GHG & Resilience

Performance measures that reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions and enhance building resilience to extreme weather.

Water Balance, Quality & Efficiency

Performance measures to improve water quality and aquatic ecosystem health and reduce the demand for potable water.


Performance measures to enhance the urban forest and minimize the impact of new development on ecological systems.

Solid Waste

Performance measures to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and to encourage more sustainable building materials.

Checklist & Templates

Fill out these forms to show how the design of the site/building meets the Toronto Green Standard.