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Experiencing the City in New Ways

This past Sunday (August 17th), important transportation arteries were closed to allow for pedestrians to roam major streets downtown without the hinderance of vehicles. The focus of the road closures were to allow residents of the city a chance to socially interact with their urban environments in ways that they normally wouldn’t. Further, the idea, […]

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It’s Your Move: Pam Damoff

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT) has just released their 9th video for their It’s Your Move campaign. The It’s Your Move campaign is a campaign launched by TCAT to promote the importance of using the 25% of funding set aside by Metrolinx for local transportation initiatives and to use a dedicated portion of […]

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Solar Thermal – How and Where it Works

Solar thermal energy uses solar energy via a heat exchanger to pre heat water that then goes into a hot water tank to be heated up further if necessary to supply hot water to the user to be used in swimming pools, hot showers, dishwashers or any other place we like to have our water […]

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Innovation that’s Inspiring people to cycling

Urban infrastructure in the United States within the last 5 years has been experiencing a more pedestrian friendly metamorphosis. Taking a page from the Netherlands, protected bike lanes have been cropping up all over the States. This urban transformation has created a more appealing place for people. David Vega-Barachowitz of the National Association of City […]

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CAP: 100 Posts Later

As this is our 100th Clean Air Partnership blog article we thought we would do a few blogs and use this as an opportunity to be a bit nostalgic on the work Clean Air Partnership has been involved in. Clean Air Partnership got out of the environment gates in the early 2000’s when Toronto Public […]

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Looking Forward: Technology and the Environment

With the month of May coming to an end in less than a week, Earth Day Canada’s campaign to change Earth Day 2014 to Earth May 2014 comes to an end. This year, here at CAP, we highlighted some of the best Earth Day events happening around the GTHA, we’ve also highlighted how residents can […]

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Improving Health by Design

When the discussion of how the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area will grow and adapt to the changes to urban form and the built environment, one topic of conversation always arises; designing healthy and complete communities. But the active transportation conversation is not just relevant for urbanists or environmentalists, but rather, to the general public […]

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Doors Open Toronto 2014

With no events being held last week, Doors Open Ontario is hosting one of their biggest Doors Opens events this upcoming weekend in Toronto. With Toronto being the capital city of Ontario, Doors Open Toronto is often a great weekend activity for both locals and tourists alike. Now entering its 15th year, Doors Open Toronto is […]

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Oakville’s Sustainable Building Designs

The town of Oakville has been making headlines recently for the town’s transit building receiving a LEED Silver certification from Canada’s Green Building Council. Started in 1993, LEED is an acronym that stands for “Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design,” which is a rating systems that determines a building’s “design, construction, operation, and maintenance.” This […]

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Doors Open Richmond Hill 2014

Continuing our Doors Open event list for great environmentally minded Doors Open sites in and around the GTA and Hamilton. This week’s event highlights focuses on heritage sites in Richmond Hill which is located just north of Toronto. But before we highlight some great heritage sites to check out this coming weekend, let’s take a […]

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