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 swmsupport@toronto.ca 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