What is our vision for a low-carbon Toronto? How will we reduce our greenhouse gas emissions?

The City is currently developing a Net Zero Strategy in response to City Council’s Climate Emergency declaration. The Net Zero Strategy will build on the initial TransformTO plan, and the results of the 2019 TransformTO consultations on next steps, and will be presented to Toronto City Council in 2021.
Ongoing public engagement and feedback is crucial to achieving Toronto’s ambitious emission reduction targets. The City will engage the public and stakeholders on the Net Zero Strategy, leveraging past consultation findings and new technical analysis.

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Due to COVID-19, the TransformTO Children Consultations have been cancelled at this time.

From October 7 to November 11, 2019, members of the public were encouraged to provide their input on Toronto’s climate actions and priorities through the following methods:

  • Four City-hosted public meetings:
    • October 8- Etobicoke Civic Centre
    • October 17- Warden Hilltop Community Centre
    • October 24- North York Memorial Community Hall
    • October 30- St.Lawrence Market Temporary North Market
  • An online survey
  • Community-hosted conversation events

Thank you to everyone who participated through these initiatives. Special thanks also to the 20+ community groups that hosted their own TransformTO community conversations.

A report summarizing and presenting the consultation findings is now available here.

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A Residents’ Reference Panel is a group of randomly-selected residents tasked with examining an issue in-depth and making consensus recommendations to governments on behalf of their fellow residents.

In June 2019, the City sent a letter to 12,500 randomly-selected households inviting recipients to volunteer to join the Panel. From the pool of volunteers, members were randomly-selected to ensure broad representation from across the city.

Over three days this summer, the 30-member Panel learned about the various ways Toronto can take action on climate change and worked together to recommend climate actions and priorities for the City to undertake from 2021 to 2023 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition, a public meeting was hosted on August 8 at Scarborough Civic Centre, where 80 members of the public, including the Panel members, deliberated on the priorities for climate action in Toronto.

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