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TransformTO is Toronto’s new and ambitious climate action strategy. It includes short- and long-term actions to meet the City’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets of 65 per cent by 2030, and 80 per cent by 2050*. Meeting these targets will require big changes in how we live, work, build, travel, and more.

In Toronto, our homes and buildings, vehicles, and waste are the largest sources of GHG emissions. Learn more about these emissions, what Toronto will look like in the future, and what you can do to help. Let’s TransformTO together!

*community-wide reductions based on 1990 levels

Homes & buildings generate about half of the greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto.


  • By 2030: All new buildings will be built to near zero GHG
  • By 2050: 75% of energy will be renewable or low-carbon
Here’s what you can do:
  • Retrofit your home – get a home energy audit, seal drafts, upgrade insulation and appliances
  • Reduce your energy and water use, especially during peak hours
  • Get a programmable thermostat
  • Use LED bulbs, turn off lights and unplug electronics when not in use
  • Consider a green or cool roof when replacing your roof

Vehicles generate about one-third of the greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto.


  • By 2050: 100% of vehicles will use low-carbon energy
  • By 2050: 75% of trips under 5 km will be walked or cycled
Here’s what you can do:
  • Walk or cycle trips under 5 km
  • Use transit, carpool or telework as a part of your regular routine
  • Take the bus or train instead of flying
  • Choose electric or hybrid vehicles over gas-powered
  • Don’t idle your vehicle

Waste generates more than 10% of the greenhouse gas emissions in Toronto.


  • By 2050: 95% of waste will be diverted from landfills
Here’s what you can do:
  • Buy less; choose products with minimal packaging
  • Repair, share, swap or donate as much as possible
  • Recycle right; check the Waste Wizard if you’re not sure what
    goes where
  • Buy used and vintage items more often
  • Enjoy more plant-based foods, compost food scraps

Learn more about the TransformTO strategy.