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 performance measures are voluntary and associated with the TGS Development Charge Refund Program. Refer to the numbered Specifications and Resources provided below each standard for details on how to apply the requirement.

Checklists & Templates

Complete the Checklist and Statistics Templates with each planning submission to demonstrate compliance with the TGS.

Air Quality

Performance measures for low emissions transportation & mobility.

Buildings Energy & Emissions

Performance measures to optimize energy efficiency, thermal comfort & reduce GHG emissions.

Water Quality & Efficiency

Performance measures for stormwater management, green infrastructure and potable water reduction.

Ecology & Biodiversity

Performance measures to enhance the urban forest, increase biodiversity and minimize urban heat islands.

Waste and the Circular Economy

Performance measures to divert waste going to landfill and use sustainable building materials.