Live Green Toronto Grants and Green Toronto Awards

Posted on January 27, 2012

The Toronto Environment Office is now accepting applications for the spring 2012 round of Live GreenToronto Grants.

Resident/community groups, charitable and not-for-profit organizations, and Business Improvement Areas are invited to apply for funds for projects that green our neighbourhoods, reduce emissions, clean our airand help us adapt to climate change.Please note that for-profit businesses and individuals are not eligible to apply.

Community Investment Program:

Grants of up to $25,000 are available for community-led projects that address local needs such as food production, sustainable transportation and renewable energy.

Capital Projects Fund:

Grants of up to $250,000 are available for community improvement projects suchas innovative building retrofits, greenspace restoration and green infrastructure.

Letters of Interest are due Monday February 6, 2012.

For more information about the Live Green Toronto grants, please visit: Live Green Toronto Grants


Please contact Jeff McCormick, Toronto Environment Office at 416-392-1135 or ifyou have any questions.



Also, nominations are open for the 2012 Green Toronto Awards, the City’s Environmental Awards of Excellence. A partnership between the City and Green Living Enterprises, the awards honour and celebrate the residents, community groups, organizations and companies that are leading the way to a cleaner, greener and healthier Toronto.

Winners will receive a Green Toronto Award and $5,000 to further their work on the environment or donate to an environmental charity of their choice, courtesy of award sponsors. This years winners will be announced at the 2012 Green Toronto Awards ceremony in April.

Award categories open for nomination are: Local Food, Community Projects, Energy Conservation, Green Business, Environmental Awareness, Green Design, Leadership, Youth Leadership and Water Efficiency.

For more information see: Green Toronto Awards

Nominations close February 6, 2012.

Additional Lighting For The Brock St., Lansdowne Ave., and Dupont St. bridges

Posted on January 27, 2012

Good News! For the Brock St., Lansdowne Ave., and Dupont St. bridges, an order has been issued to purchase additional lighting.

Toronto Hydro Street Light Staff have informed me that they have ordered the material (4 underpass lights & 2 poles) for the Brock underpass  (which is all part of the Metrolinx rail corridor). The installation should be completed sometime within the next couple of months.


Toronto Police – Youth Policing Initiative

Posted on January 27, 2012


Part of that strategy, was and is a partnership with the Toronto Police Services Board, the Toronto Police Service, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to hire 150 youth for the summer.

The Youth in Policing Initiative is a partnership between three agencies, the Toronto Police Services Board, the Toronto Police Service, and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services to hire youth for the summer and to create a meaningful work experience for youth. This summer employment initiative focuses on youth between the ages of 14 -17 years old, residing in priority neighbourhoods within the City of Toronto.

The aim of the Youth in Policing Initiative is to promote youth participation in and exposure to the work environment through diverse, educational, and productive work assignments.

If you would like to learn more,  find out if you are eligible, go to an information session or fill out an application please see:  Youth Policing Initiative

January 2012