Category Archives: Going Green

BIXI has finally arrived in Toronto!

This bike-share program has been a huge success in other cities such as, Montreal, London and Melbourne and has finally hit Toronto’s Downtown Core. Year-round, users can borrow a bike from any BIXI station and return the bike to any station in the network. In order to do so, you must first subscribe ($95/year or $40/month) or acquire a 24-hour ($5) or 72-hour ($12) access in order to use the service. You can then take a bike out as many times as you want for 30 minutes or less with no additional fees; but note that usage fees apply for longer trips.  The usage fees encourage frequent utilization for short periods of time.

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“Green” House

More and more emphasis is being put on “Going Green” and what better way to be environmentally friendly than building a eco friendly house? Now that new materials and products are more readily available for green building, it is not so far fetched to build a dream home that is also safe for the environment. Here are some examples of eco- friendly homes around the world: Continue reading

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How to green your waste

Wondering where to take your old electronics? You might be surprise to find its closer than you think. As of April 1st, curb side e-waste recycling is available in Toronto. This means all you have to do is leave that old TV or computer right next to your garbage on garbage day. Smaller items like cell phones and cameras can go in a box or clear plastic bag. Stores like Best Buy and Future Shop also offer to dispose of old electronics and you can find other collection points close to you by entering your postal code at http://www.dowhatyoucan.ca.

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Eat Fresh

Nothing tastes quite as good as fresh food, and access to local markets is only a few steps away. Buying from farmers markets is a great way to support your local economy and help cut down on energy and resources that are necessary to transport and store foods. These are just a few of the many Farmers Markets Toronto has to offer:

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Calling all aspiring gardeners!

Happy Friday!

Do you need front and/or backyard inspiration?


Well here is your chance to learn from the Toronto Master Gardeners:

This is the 23rd year for “Through the Garden Gate,” an annual tour arranged by the Toronto Botanical Garden. Each year the tour explores a different Toronto neighbourhood and this year 26 private gardens in THE BEACH will be showcased. Continue reading

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From Your Garden to Your Table

Having a garden in the city is more accessible than you might think!  Organic produce is becoming increasingly popular and it tastes the best fresh from your own garden.  Here are some tips for having your own garden, no matter how much space you have….

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sick of Gridlock? We Have the Answer!

Did you get stuck in traffic driving in the city this weekend? Unfortunately fellow Torontonians, we aren’t out of the woods yet.

Three of the city’s west-end bridges are being re-built (at Dunn, Jameson, and Dowling Aves.), and this will cause significant slow-downs for commuters.

The city has announced that the Gardiner will be reduced to 2 lanes in both directions around Jameson Ave for demolition until June 11th, and the reconstruction project will take upwards of 15 months.

We have found one excellent solution to the gridlock that is good for you AND the environment…

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