Each year, Live Green Toronto staff and volunteers attend more than 100 environmentally-related events, festivals and attractions across Toronto to spread the live green message and provide information on the City’s environmental programs and initiatives. We’re working to transform Toronto into one of the most sustainable cities in North America.

To invite us to your event or attraction, please contact us at livegreen@toronto.ca.

March 8 – 10

Environment Pathways Week 2022

Virtual

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursday 12 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join the School of the Environment for Environment Pathways Week 2022! This event provides an opportunity for students to plan their career and academic paths in the environmental sector. Exploring a variety of keynote speakers, organizations and graduate programs from across Canada, and U of T student groups, students will have the opportunity to engage and connect with environmental professionals across Canada.

March 30

Clean Toronto Together Media Launch

Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Wednesday 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

April 15 – 24

National Home Show

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Friday April 15, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday April 16, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday April 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Monday April 18, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday April 19, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Wednesday April 20, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Thursday April 21, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday April 22, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday April 23, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday April 24, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The National Home Show is back! Returning with all your favourite onsite experiences, speakers and local renovations experts, plus a few surprises, The National Home Show in 2022 is going to be the best one yet!

April 22 – 24

Clean Toronto Together Corporate & School Clean-up and Community Clean-up

April 24

Downsview Park Earth Day Event

Downsview Park, 70 Canuck Ave

Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us at Downsview Park as we celebrate with a day-long festival. There will be all kinds of vendors and activities for people to explore and enjoy!

For more than 15 years Earth Day has been a signature event at Downsview Park. This celebration has morphed into many different shapes and sizes throughout the years, from starting as a simple tree planting event and growing to a full scale carnival.

May 6 – 8

National Women’s Show

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Friday, May 6, 2022: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, 2022: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Sunday, May 8, 2022: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Join us at the annual National Women’s Show to explore our Live Green Perks Lounge to learn about the awesome deals we have with our member businesses!

The show also features food sampling, fashion shows, celebrity guests, health, wellness & beauty secrets, cooking demos, home renovation and décor advice, travel ideas and much more.

May 25

Toronto Newcomer Day 2022 Information Fair

Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Wednesday 10 a.m. –  3 p.m.

Join Toronto Newcomer Day, to officially celebrate and welcome newcomers to Toronto and acknowledge their many contributions to the city. The one-day event also includes cultural performances, information fair, a message from the Mayor, and many other activities.

May 28 – 29

Doors Open Toronto

Nathan Philips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

May 29

Bike with Mike

Christie Pits Park, 750 Bloor St. W.

Sunday 12 p.m. –  5 p.m.

 

June 4

Midtown E-Bike Fair

St. Clements Avenue between Yonge Street and Duplex Avenue

Saturday 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

August 5

Grange Festival

Grange Park, 23 Grange Rd (Behind AGO)

Friday 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

August 20 – 21

Pan American Food and Music Festival

Yonge Dundas Square

Saturday TBD

Sunday TBD

August 26 – 27

Toronto Cider Festival

Toronto Inukshuk Park, 789 Lake Shore Blvd W

Friday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Saturday 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

September 18

Toronto Garlic Festival (Ontario Garlic Week)

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St

Time TBD

November 4 – 13

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place

Time TBD

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 1 – How to Cook with Sustainable Seafood

In celebration of Ocean Wise Seafood’s National Chowder Chowdown Festival this past February, Chef Lorraine Hawley of Fresh City and founder of Mabel’s, shared sharing an exclusive sustainable seafood chowder recipe you can make from home! Watch this fun, at-home cooking session with Chef Lorraine, featuring an informative sustainable seafood introduction hosted by Isabella Sulpizio from the Ocean Wise Seafood program.

Toronto’s Wild Bees: Their Diversity & How to Get Involved

There are more than 300 bee species in the Toronto region. In this talk, we will explore the main types of bees we find in our city, examine what they do and where they live, and discuss ways to help them through individual and community action. We will go over different examples of ongoing efforts to support wild bees in Toronto, and how you can get involved.

Speaker: Scott MacIvor, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 2 – Shrinking the Lawn: Eco-friendly alternatives to sod

Tired of all the maintenance your lawn requires? Interested in increasing the ecological value of your yard for pollinators and other wildlife? This webinar will explore the benefits of reducing lawn area, and instead planting low-maintenance alternative groundcovers, native plants, shrubs and trees. Whatever your conditions–sun, shade or somewhere in between–you’ll learn practical techniques, such as sod removal and replacement, for creating beautiful landscapes that conserve water, build the soil, and clean the air. Join author Lorraine Johnson in welcoming wildlife to the habitats we call home.

Speaker: Lorraine Johnson, native plant expert and author of numerous native plant gardening books.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 3 – Earth Day Edition: Wild and Wonderful World of Butterflies

Join us as we explore the wild and wonderful world of butterflies with Jessica Linton, Terrestrial and Wetland Biologist at Natural Resource Solutions Inc.

Learn about the biology of butterflies and the important role they play in our natural environment; from their life cycle strategies & the ecosystem services they provide, to making your garden butterfly friendly all year long!

Women4ClimateTO Mentorship Programme: Earth Day Celebration

Join host Candace Batista, National Eco Expert for the Marilyn Denis Show, as she moderates an exciting conversation about the Women4ClimateTO Mentorship Programme with Co-Champions, Councillor Jennifer McKelvie and the City of Toronto’s CFO, Heather Taylor.

Trees for Bees and other Pollinators

Did you know that trees and shrubs play a critical role in supporting pollinators? Join Tara Mabon from the City of Toronto’s Urban Forestry Division to learn about how pollinators benefit from trees and shrubs, how to choose the right trees and shrubs for your planting project and tips on establishing and caring for your new trees and shrubs.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 4 – SolarTO: Going Solar in Toronto

Are you interested in using solar panels to generate your own clean electricity? The City’s SolarTO team offers free preliminary assessments to Toronto home and building owners to determine solar feasibility. Learn more about this technology and how it could work for you by signing up for this free webinar, hosted by Live Green and SolarTO.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 5 – Every Drop Counts: Water Conservation for the Home & Garden

Join Toronto Water’s Community Outreach team for a discussion on best practices for saving water around the home and garden. Learn about downspout disconnection and why it’s vital, outdoor water conservation tips, and how to be a water wise gardener and keep rain water where it falls.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 6 – From Lake to Plate: Ontario Pickerel Cooking Demo

In celebration of World Oceans Month and Ocean Wise Seafood’s Campaign to Help End Overfishing, Executive Chef Aaron Linley of Pure Spirits Oyster House & Grill in The Distillery District is sharing an exclusive Ontario pickerel recipe you can make from home! The Distillery Restaurants Corp has been a leader in providing local and sustainable options to Torontonians for many years and are influential in our city’s sustainable seafood movement.

Join us for this educational, at-home cooking session with Chef Aaron, featuring an informative sustainable seafood introduction hosted by Erika Bolliger, Accounts Coordinator for the Ocean Wise Seafood program.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 7 – Reduce your Waste with Reusable Takeout Containers

This webinar will highlight practical options for consumers to reduce single-use items when ordering takeout. Hear from the City of Toronto and two special guest speakers from Roncy Reduces, Tina Soldovieri and Sonya Gammal about best practices, tips, and “how-to” steps to use reusable containers and cups for takeout at participating food establishments and retail stores in Toronto

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 8 – Home Bike Repairs to get your Bike Commute-Ready

Join us for an engaging webinar on basic bike repairs and maintenance to extend the life of your bicycle.

Ed Mark, Manager of Gateway Bike Hub will share easy tips and bike features to ensure that you have a smooth, safe, and enjoyable ride. Learning basic bike repairs with tools you may already have at home will save you money and avoid future cost of repairs.

Gateway Bike Hub is one of three bicycle repair hubs that are a part of the City’s Community Reduce & Reuse Program which promotes cycling culture and waste diversion by repairing bicycles that would have otherwise become scrap metal or sent to landfill. This webinar is one part of the multi-part Cycling Commuter Series hosted by Live Green@Home.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 9 – Cycling in the Suburbs with Scarborough Cycles

Join us for an engaging discussion on cycling safety and skills for riding in suburbs with Marvin Macaraig, a Health Promoter from Access Alliance. He is also the Scarborough Cycles coordinator which is part of the City’s Community Reduce & Reuse Program which promotes cycling culture and waste diversion by repairing bicycles that would have otherwise become scrap metal or gone to landfill.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 10 – Bike Share Toronto

Join us for an engaging webinar on an overview and history of Toronto’s bike share program, Bike Share Toronto. Bike Share Toronto offers 24/7 convenient access to 6,850 bikes across 625 stations in Toronto.

Cristina Valente, Senior Planner at Bike Share Toronto, will provide an overview and history of the program, as well as how to use the program and helpful bike share tips. This webinar is the third of three Cycling Commuter Series hosted by Live Green@Home.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 11 – Cooking with Ontario Garlic: Feel Good Momos

In celebration of Ontario Garlic Week, Surendra Lawoti, proprietor of Nepali Momo in Scarborough, shared an exclusive chicken momo with fresh Ontario garlic recipe that you can make from home! Watch this educational, at-home cooking session with Surendra, featuring an informative discussion on Ontario garlic by Peter McClusky founder of Toronto Garlic Festival.

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series: Episode 12 – ‘Tis the Season to be Eco

Learn tips + tricks to reduce waste over the holidays. Our guest speaker, Sophi Roberston will cover everything from gifting to decorating, and demonstrate how to do the Furoshiki (Japanese cloth wrapping) method of gift wrapping. You’ll receive knowledge and confidence to approach the holidays with ease and intention, and resources to get you started right away. We’ve got you covered this holiday season!

Festivals & Events Calendar

A year-round guide to festivals, events and celebrations in Toronto, as submitted by city-wide event producers. Find out what’s happening in the city by date, event name, category or location.