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.

April 14

PollinateTO Info Session: Toronto’s Wild Bees

Webinar

Wednesday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join this free webinar, Toronto’s Wild Bees, with Scott MacIvor, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough.

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.

April 21

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

Webinar

Wednesday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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!

April 22

Women4ClimateTO Earth Day Celebration

Webinar

Thursday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

To celebrate Earth Day on April 22, 2021, Women4ClimateTO will be announcing the winner of the City of Toronto’s $20,000 pitch competition!

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.

The winner will be announced live and will share more information on her project!

April 21 – 24

EcoExpo at the EECOM 2021 Conference

Virtual

Wednesday – Saturday  6 p.m. – 6 p.m

Join Live Green Toronto at the Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM) 2021 online conference. The focus will be Urban Environmental Education – with most of the world’s population living in urban areas, helping citizens understand their impact on the environments in which they live is key to making cities more sustainable and livable.

April 28

PollinateTO Info Session: Trees for Bees and other Pollinators

Webinar

Wednesday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

May 19

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

Webinar

Wednesday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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.

May 25

Toronto Newcomer Day 2021 Information Fair

Virtual

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join this virtual event, 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. For more information on Toronto Newcomer Day, please visit www.toronto.ca/newcomerday.

May 26

HELP Contractor and Homeowner Webinar

Webinar

Wednesday 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Planning a renovation? Do you want to learn more about the City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program?

Join a 20-minute webinar for homeowners and contractors to learn about the City of Toronto’s low-interest loans for energy-efficient upgrades.

May 31

Indigenous Agroecology

Webinar

Monday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Join us as we explore Indigenous Agroecology teachings and learn about the importance of cultivating relationships between people and plants. Carolynne Crawley from Miinikaan Innovation and Design will share Indigenous teachings and learnings about food, medicines and habitats. Discover Indigenous garden design techniques that will not only make your garden beautiful and bountiful but also help improve the local ecology in your area.

June 16

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

Webinar

Wednesday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

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.

June 22

HELP Contractor and Homeowner Webinar

Webinar

Tuesday 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Planning a renovation? Do you want to learn more about the City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program?

Join a 20-minute webinar for homeowners and contractors to learn about the City of Toronto’s low-interest loans for energy-efficient upgrades.

June 23

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

Webinar

Wednesday 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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 on Wednesday, June 23rd at 6PM for an 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.

 

July 28

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

Webinar

Wednesday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

August 17

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

Webinar

Tuesday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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

Ed Mark Manager of Evergreen’s 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.

August 24

HELP Contractor and Homeowner Webinar

Webinar

Tuesday 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Planning a renovation? Do you want to learn more about the City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program?

Join a 20-minute webinar for homeowners and contractors to learn about the City of Toronto’s low-interest loans for energy-efficient upgrades.

August 26

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

Webinar

Thursday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

Whether you’re riding for recreation, exercise, or to commute from A to B, this webinar will share tips that can help you cycle smarter and improve your commute in suburbs of Toronto. This webinar is one part of the multi-part Cycling Commuter Series hosted by Live Green@Home.

September 26

ActiveArtsTO

Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

September 30

LiveGreen@Home Workshop Series – Bike Share Toronto

Webinar

Thursday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

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.

 

October 5

HELP Contractor and Homeowner Webinar

Webinar

Tuesday 12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Planning a renovation? Do you want to learn more about the City of Toronto’s Home Energy Loan Program?

Join a 20-minute webinar for homeowners and contractors to learn about the City of Toronto’s low-interest loans for energy-efficient upgrades.

October 28

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

Webinar

Thursday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

In celebration of Ontario Garlic Week, Surendra Lawoti, proprietor of Nepali Momo in Scarborough, is sharing an exclusive chicken momo with fresh Ontario garlic recipe you can make from home!

Join us on Thursday, October 28 at 12PM for an educational, at-home cooking session with Surendra, featuring an informative discussion on Ontario garlic by Peter McClusky founder of Toronto Garlic Festival.

November 6

Knowledge Sharing EcoTour Bike Ride

Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join one of our Neighbourhood Climate Action Champions on a knowledge sharing bike tour along the Humber ravine and learn about climate change, active transportation, history of the trail, and more!

This event is a part of EcoFair Toronto’s 4-day online event showcasing environmental non-profits and environmentally-friendly businesses, film screenings and discussions, webinars, games night, mix ‘n mingles and more. All for free! Visit the EcoFair website for the latest information.

November 10

Returning to Transit

Webinar

Wednesday 12 p.m.

Join us for an informative webinar for Toronto-area commuters about updates to transit service and new policies and precautions to help you plan your daily transit commute. Whether you are returning to transit after working from home or taking it for the first time, this webinar will provide helpful tools, resources, and advice so you’ll know exactly what to expect on your trip. Key topics include:

  • Safety protocols of the TTC, GO Transit and other local transit agencies
  • Route-planning tools and mobile apps
  • Using flexible work hours to avoid rush hours
  • TTC and GO transit service changes to expect for Fall 2021
  • Research on why transit is a low-risk option
  • Tips to make your trip more comfortable

This webinar is the first of the multi-part Smart Commute Return to Office Webinar Series, which focuses on promoting sustainable and active commute options throughout the pandemic. The Smart Commute program works with organizations and commuters to get from A-to-B efficiently and sustainably with programs to support cycling, walking, carpooling and transit. This reduces traffic congestion on our roads and contributes our climate action strategy (TransformTO). Smart Commute’s customized workplace programs can improve employees’ commutes, reduce parking challenges, and increase travel options. Learn more about what we offer to individuals, communities, and employers here.

November 16

Using Technology to Optimize Your Commute

Webinar

Tuesday 1 p.m.

Join us for an informative webinar for Toronto area commuters about how you can use technology to optimize your commute, whether you’re heading to the office, to a meeting, or getting somewhere after work.

We know that getting around has changed since the pandemic, and we want to show you some tips and tricks on how you can plan your trips using your phone, tablet or computer so that you can be reacquainted with your daily commute or new ways of getting around (cycling, carpooling).

Key topics include:

  • How to address the “ah, it’s overwhelming!” when seeing the transit options available to you in your maps app;
  • Finding ways to “hack” your commute so that you can beat traffic and get more active.
  • Using apps and technologies better to plan your trips
  • Alternatives to traditional apps that can help improve your commute.

This webinar is the second of the multi-part Smart Commute Return to Office Webinar Series, which focuses on promoting sustainable and active commute options throughout the pandemic. The Smart Commute program works with organizations and commuters to get from A-to-B efficiently and sustainably with programs to support cycling, walking, carpooling and transit. This reduces traffic congestion on our roads and contributes to the City of Toronto’s climate action strategy (TransformTO). Smart Commute’s customized workplace programs can improve employees’ commutes, reduce parking challenges, and increase travel options. Learn more about what we offer to individuals, communities, and employers here.

November 30

Hotelling and Hot Desking 101

Webinar

Tuesday 1 p.m.

There is a revolution under way with how organizations use their office space. We will highlight several case studies of how companies are implementing hybrid workplace policies and hotelling technology to better coordinate employee office time, physical distancing, and ensure office space is well-used even while remote work remains common.

Key topics include:

  • How needs have shifted for the typical workplace
  • What is hotelling and hot desking, and do you need software to do it?
  • How office or desk hotelling fits into return to the office
  • How to get started with hotelling practice that works for you

This webinar is the third of the multi-part Smart Commute Return to Office Webinar Series, which focuses on promoting sustainable and active commute options throughout the pandemic. The Smart Commute program works with organizations and commuters to get from A-to-B efficiently and sustainably with programs to support cycling, walking, carpooling and transit. This reduces traffic congestion on our roads and contributes to the City of Toronto’s climate action strategy (TransformTO). Smart Commute’s customized workplace programs can improve employees’ commutes, reduce parking challenges, and increase travel options. Learn more about what we offer to individuals, communities, and employers here.

December 8

Hotelling and Hot Desking 101

Webinar

Tuesday 1 p.m.

Join us for an informative webinar for Toronto-area employers about how to make the most of the flexibility and sustainability of remote work while also enjoying the positive aspects of a commute, including physical activity, socialization, and mental health benefits.

Whether you are a business that has gone completely remote during the pandemic and will continue to stay this way or you’ve moved into a hybrid remote work arrangement, this webinar will provide helpful advice and resources to leverage the benefits of both remote work and commuting.

Key topics include:

  • How to measure how well remote work operations are working for your employees
  • How to improve remote work operations to allow for more flexibility, physical activity, and communication while maintaining productivity
  • Ways to use the benefits of a commute to improve employee engagement and teamwork

This webinar is the fourth of the multi-part Smart Commute Return to Office Webinar Series, which focuses on promoting sustainable and active commute options throughout the pandemic. The Smart Commute program works with organizations and commuters to get from A-to-B efficiently and sustainably with programs to support cycling, walking, carpooling and transit. This reduces traffic congestion on our roads and contributes to the City of Toronto’s climate action strategy (TransformTO). Smart Commute’s customized workplace programs can improve employees’ commutes, reduce parking challenges, and increase travel options. Learn more about what we offer to individuals, communities, and employers here.

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.

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.