Apply now to use the City’s Home Energy Loan Program

Posted on March 14, 2019

Thinking about renovating? HELP is here!

The City’s Home Energy Loan Program (HELP) offers competitive fixed rate loans of up to $75,000 to homeowners interested in improving the energy and water efficiency of their homes. The funds can be used to upgrade your furnace and insulation, install high-efficiency water heaters, windows, doors, and even install solar panels on your roof!

On average, HELP participants are saving $560 per year and using 25-30% less energy, while at the same time significantly improving household comfort. We want to help people put away the space heaters and enjoy their home without having to worry about expensive heating bills or chilly drafts.

Homeowners can decide which energy efficient renovations to complete and choose their own contractors. When the work is complete, homeowners can repay the loan over time in instalments on their property tax bill while enjoying the benefits of a newly renovated and more comfortable home. With repayment terms of 5, 10, or 15 years and fixed interest rates as low as 3.70% the program offers flexibility as well as security.

The HELP team is also available to help homeowners in understanding the process, accessing certified energy assessments, utility rebates and incentives as well as information on related city programs.

Learn more about HELP and apply at or

Heritage York @ Lambton House Up-coming Events

Posted on March 14, 2019

March 2019

Thursday, 14 March          Heritage Talk – Recent Archaeological Projects of the Ontario Heritage Trust with Senior Archaeologist  Dena Doroszenko

Doors will open at 7:00, talk will begin at 7:30

No cover. A free-will donation will be greatly appreciated

Tuesday, 26 March – 7:00 p.m. Simcoe Seminar – Conflict in Afghanstan; Will it Ever End

Join panel discussion speakers – Colonel Dwayne Hobbs, LCol Phil Halton, Captain Chris Wattie

No cover. A free-will donation will be greatly appreciated.

April 2019

Friday, 5 April                      Community Pub with Hawk’s Nest Trio

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m. Band begins at 8:00.

No Cover

Thursday, 11 April             Heritage Talk – Sunday Harrison, Green Thumbs, who will talk about involving children in gardening

Doors Open at 7:00           Talk at 7:30 p.m.

Up-Coming Pubs   –           7 June – Jane Drake

May 2019

Friday, 3 May                       John and Julie Dorsey

Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.  Band begins at 8:00

No Cover

Thursday, 9 May,   Heritage Talk –  Author Ted Glenn,

“Riding Into Battle: Canadian Cyclists in the Great War” – Lambton House is close to where this regiment trained and rode their bikes 100 years ago along the Humber River.

Doors will open at 7:00, talk will begin at 7:30

No cover. A free-will donation will be greatly appreciated


Exhibition in Howland Room  What’s up with the Humber River?

Human habitation along the Humber River has greatly impacted its ecology and landscape. Indigenous occupation began 11,000 years ago. While this shaped the landscape, large-scale environmental degradation did not begin until the milling era under British rule. Mills and increasing settlement in the 1800’s caused erosion, deforestation, and pollution. Only with Hurricane Hazel’s deadly flood in 1954 did the Humber River gain some respite. Today the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, in partnership with various municipalities, takes care of the Humber River for us all to enjoy.

If you enjoy the Humber River, visit Lambton House throughout 2019 and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the designation of the Humber as a Canadian heritage river.

Display in Humber Room

Alternatives to Plastic – Help Keep the Humber River Clean.  We have a display of garbage that we dragged from the Humber as well as products that we can use in daily life to avoid the excessive use of plastic, which often is found discarded in the Humber River.

We look forward to seeing you at many of our up-coming events.


Heritage York

High Park Stewards Presentation – Water-Loving Native Plants: Stories of Ecological Restoration – March 24

Posted on March 14, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Drive, Toronto, ON

Speaker: Janice Keil, a director of the North American Native Plant Society, and passionate environmentalist

An agricultural acreage in the Land Between (Northumberland County) is home to an ongoing marsh restoration experiment: to assess the impact of the invasive Reed Canary Grass on the hydrology of marsh ecosystems. An ecological swimming pool, constructed to EU standards using native plants as the sole filtration system, will be built next year.

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