- Agents of change, cbc.ca (Jan 16, 2023) — A small neighbourhood in Toronto has built a program to help residents reduce their household emissions. Could their grassroots approach become a template for the rest of the country?
Toronto is the most populous city in Canada and the capital city of the Canadian province of Ontario. With a recorded population of 2,794,356 in 2021, it is the fourth-most populous city in North America. The city is the anchor of the Golden Horseshoe, an urban agglomeration of 9,765,188 people (as of 2021) surrounding the western end of Lake Ontario, while the Greater Toronto Area proper had a 2021 population of 6,712,341. Toronto is an international centre of business, finance, arts, sports and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural and cosmopolitan cities in the world.
Networks and sustainbility initiatives[edit | edit source]
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Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
Bike Share Toronto is a bicycle-sharing system in Toronto, Canada. The system consists of 7,100 bicycles and 680 stations, and covers over 200 square kilometres (80 square miles) of the city, from Finch Avenue in the north, Rouge Park in the east, Lake Ontario to the south, and to Long Branch to the west.
The system was launched in 2011 by PBSC Urban Solutions under the BIXI brand and was taken over by the Toronto Parking Authority in 2014. The system is currently sponsored by Tangerine Bank. Since 2016, the system has been gradually expanded, with ridership increasing to a high of 4.6 million in 2022.
Food activism[edit | edit source]
- FoodShare, non-profit that works with communities and schools to deliver healthy food and food education *The Stop Community Food Centre
Sharing[edit | edit source]
The Sharing Depot, community hub where members have access to a wide range of things without owning or storing them.
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Past events[edit | edit source]
June 6 100in1day Toronto, transform your city
News and comment[edit | edit source]
Driving community change through campaigning: Open Democracy Project at the CC Summit, Apr 20
New Sharing Depot Opening Reflects Success of Toronto's Library of Things Movement, Apr 10
Sharing Depot Brings Library of Things to Toronto, May 23
Metro Buses Converted Into Mobile Food Markets For Low Income Neighborhoods, Apr 19
The forgotten space under a Toronto highway is becoming a huge park, Nov 20
How an Oven Changed the Fate of a Neglected Toronto Park, September 18
Toronto's reference library gets a makerspace, February 6
Bike Pirates recycles broken bikes to make cycling more accessible, September 4