Category: News

Backyard chickens? Toronto thinking it over

(Canadian Press) New York and Chicago already have it — now Toronto is considering joining those cities and allowing residents to raise chickens in their backyards. Toronto’s park and environment committee is considering a pilot project that would permit people to keep the poultry on their property.

Green Fleet Expo

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TTC looking to Portlands for its storage facility

By DAVID NICKLE (The Mirror) The exact site for the $345 million light rail transit vehicle garage hasn’t been finalized, but one way or another, it looks as though the Toronto Transit Commission will be putting the structure somewhere in or near the Portlands. The maintenance and storage facility is part of the package in… Read more »

Council Highlights – City Council meeting of May 25, 26 and 27, 2009

Green roofs in Toronto Council decided to make “green roof” rooftop vegetation mandatory on new, large buildings constructed in Toronto. Green roofs will be required on most new, large buildings effective next February. The bylaw’s effective date for new industrial buildings is one year later (February 2011). Green roofs reduce the urban heat island effect,… Read more »