In 2016, the City began a technical modelling exercise to assess how greenhouse gas emissions will change over time in key sectors – buildings, transportation, waste, energy sources, land use – given current federal, provincial and municipal policies and programs.

TransformTO technical modelling will be used to measure and identify the potential impact of various combinations of emission reduction strategies and actions, with the goal of identifying the best and most effective strategies to reduce our emissions by 80 per cent by 2050.

The strategies and actions that are being modelled were identified through two main sources – input provided by the community through the online TransformTO survey and community conversation events, and a formal review of best practices of strategies being implemented in cities around the world.