Invent Civil

Civil Engineering news, technology, and opinions

05 Nov, 2008

Is Toronto Secretly an Eco-Friendly City?

Posted by: Skylar In: news

According to a recent article from, Toronto ranks in as number two in their list of “Under-the-Radar Cities Worth a Visit”.  I just drove/walked through various spots throughout Toronto this past weekend, and let’s just say it doesn’t give off that “eco-friendly” vibe while simply touring around.

Nonetheless, there is some merit to what the article says.  Toronto has adopted some impressive strategies for green development in the city.  Here’s a snapshot of their environmental initiatives from the City of Toronto website:

And it’s not just the city’s initiatives that make the city green.  The Toronto Zoo has announced that it would like to be a future leader in conservation education.  The city also hosts an annual Green Toronto Festival. Heck, a bus stop in Toronto has even been spotted with a green roof!  And more recently, some people have shown their love for a tree even after it has died and fallen to the ground (OK, that one’s not actually about being green).

Who’d have thought that I live just a short drive away from a city that’s so devoted to being environmentally friendly?

No Responses to "Is Toronto Secretly an Eco-Friendly City?"

Comment Form


This site is dedicated to providing interesting and helpful articles and resources for people in the Civil Engineering field.

The articles presented on this site represent my own personal opinions and not those of my employer. All information, links, and downloads on this site are for general information only, and are provided as-is without warranty.