Join us at Grey to Green 2019


adapting to climate change: flooding and the urban heat island

Grey to Green is taking place in Toronto on April 4 & 5 and will highlight new policy, design practices, and innovative products in the green infrastructure sector.

Our goal is to help inform the current policy debate by making the case for a rapid and significant increase in green infrastructure investment, a trend that’s occurring worldwide. This year, Grey to Green will highlight the economic impacts of climate change adaptation such as flooding and the urban heat island. Flooding affects both the individual in terms of health and well being and has significant economic impacts for society. These issues will continue to get worse as climate change progresses, but green infrastructure can help. Our cities are experiencing a greater frequency of heat waves and higher average temperatures. This has negative economic, social and healthy impacts. Quantifying green infrastructure performance helps us understand the myriad benefits of green infrastructure and determine their economic value, a crucial step in expanding public and private investments the use of these technologies.

The Grey to Green Conference features the latest research, industry developments, and end-users to share, learn and network. Attend concurrent sessions and networking events with industry leaders,  attend training courses and workshops, and participate in tours across the GTA.


2019 Key Dates and Deadlines:

November 30, 2018 - Call for Proposals Deadline - last day to submit a presentation.

January 25, 2019 - Exhibitor Early Bird Deadline - prices go up on January 26th.

January 2019 - Registration Opens

March - Registration Early Bird Deadline

April 4 - Grey to Green Conference

April 5 -Training & Tours


Who should attend?

  • Landscape Architects

  • Designers

  • Engineers

  • Manufacturers

  • Policy Makers

  • Contractors

  • Developers

  • Architects


Getting Involved at Grey to Green 2019

Highlights from 2018

2018 was a highly successful year at Grey to Green with over 300 attendees, strong programming, a trade show full of experts of the industry, excellent learning opportunities, and a great variety of technical tours of green infrastructure in Toronto. Please check out some of the programmatic highlights, including keynotes, designers, training and tours from 2018.

Did you miss Grey to Green 2018?

Please visit out Green Infrastructure Store to purchase the conference proceedings below.

2018 Grey to Green Highlights
Keynote Speakers

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2018 Grey to Green Highlights
International Keynote Design Projects

2018 Grey to Green Highlights
In the Design Studio With...

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New to Grey to Green this year, the In the Design Studio With Session allows you to learn from expert designers in the green infrastructure industry. These intimate sessions cover a wide range of topics from how to run a successful business to specific design challenges.

2018 Grey to Green Highlights
Training and Workshops

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This year, Grey to Green featured unique workshops and training courses, giving attendees the opportunity to customize their conference experience. Some training courses include a tour. Click below for more details on each workshop offering.

Couldn't attend Grey to Green 2018?

Couldn't attend the conference in person? Order the Conference Recordings and see keynotes and select technical sessions.

“The Grey to Green conference is a fixture in my timetable because the program delivers world-class speakers on an emerging economy that should have a higher profile given its economic, social and environmental benefits. The conference is a great energizer for the believers.”
— Neil McKeown, Gro-Bark Ltd

Grey to Green is made possible through the generous support of these sponsors and partners.

Grey to Green 2018 is proudly presented by: