The Mayor’s Towering Challenge motivated building Property Managers, Superintendents, Owners, Boards, 3Rs Ambassador Volunteers and residents to improve waste diversion in apartments, condominiums and co-operatives.

Almost half of Toronto residents live in apartments, condos and co-ops, but they recycle and compost only 28% of their waste compared to 65% of waste in single-family homes. We all have a part to play to reach the City of Toronto’s goal of 70% diversion from landfill and the Mayor’s Towering Challenge could help us get there.

Even though the Challenge is over, we invite you to continue your excellent waste diversion efforts – or start now. For buildings with City of Toronto waste collection, contact for posters, stickers, lobby displays, kitchen catchers, recycling bags, presentations, site visits and support.

Congratulations to the Winner!

Omni Forest Mansions – 115, 117, 119, 123 & 125 Omni Drive

Congratulations to the winners and honourable mentions in the following categories.

Award Winner Honourable
Overall Winner Omni Forest Mansion – 115, 117, 119, 123 & 125 Omni Drive n/a
Best Reduce & Reuse Initiative MTCC 1273 – 18 Sommerset Way 7 & 21 Richgrove Drive
Best Leadership 20 Prince Arthur Avenue Harbourside – 55 &65 Harbour Square
Best Initiative Using Data Capreit – 5 & 15 Tangreen Court Symphony Place – 71 Simcoe Street
Best Resident Engagement Initiative Hugh Garner Housing Co-operative – 550 Ontario Street Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace – 3001 Finch Avenue West
Most Innovative Millgate Manor Condominiums – 812 Burnhamthorpe Road The Monet – 60 Byng Avenue

For more information about what the buildings did please see the backgrounder.

Quick Stats

  • Registered Buildings: 143
  • Wards: 35
  • Units: 22,000+
  • New 3Rs Ambassadors: 22
  • Kitchen Catchers & Recycling Bags Delivered: 4866
  • Toxic Taxi Visits: 55