What is Grey to Green?

The Grey to Green Conference features the latest research, industry developments, and end-users to share, learn and network over three full days of programming and training - with a dash of inspiring speakers and case studies.

What is Green Infrastructure? 

Green infrastructure consists of both natural systems such as forests and wetlands, as well as vegetative technologies like green roofs and green walls, and the products designed to support growth such as engineered soils, cisterns and irrigation systems.

Green infrastructure technologies also include bioswales, meadows, engineered wetlands, planting beds, turf and permeable pavements. All of these living green infrastructure elements create a system in your community that greatly support quality of life.

is green infrastructure important? 

There are many economic, social and environmental benefits of green infrastructure including job creation, stormwater management, support for biodiversity, reduced air and noise pollution, and improved marketability of buildings. 

A video from Green Infrastructure Ontario's multi-part series on Green Infrastructure in the City focusing on how green infrastructure is defined.

“Green infrastructure allows a local government to make the most of limited public dollars and achieve multiple goals with a single investment.”
— Environmental Protection Agency, "Enhancing Sustainable Communities with Green Infrastructure" (2014)

Join us to shape a healthier and more resilient future with green infrastructure.



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



Chestnut Conference Centre

89 Chestnut St

Toronto, Ontario

M5G 1R1



Parking is $3.50 per half-hour, up to a daily maximum of $19 before 7pm and daily rates are available. Entrance to the parking garage is located on the North-West corner of the building, on the East side of Chestnut Street.

About Us

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Green Roofs for Healthy Cities (GRHC) is the North American Green Roof & Wall Association working to develop and protect the market by increasing the awareness of the economic, social and environmental benefits of green roofs, green walls, and other forms of living architecture through education, advocacy, professional development and celebrations of excellence. greenroofs.org

Green Infrastructure Foundation 

Green Infrastructure Foundation (GIF) responds to the need for greater awareness and resources to promote the design, installation, and maintenance of green infrastructure in local communities. GIF is a tax-exempt, charitable 501(c)(3). greeninfrastructurefoundation.org

Grey to Green Advisory Board

Grey to Green in organized with the assistance of the following multi-disciplinary group of green infrastructure professionals:

Kevin Behan
Deputy Director
Clean Air Partnership

Doris Chee

Denis Flanagan
Director of Public Relations
Landscape Ontario

Kees Govers
Technical Sales Manager
LiveRoof Ontario Inc

Liat Margolis
Associate Professor
University of Toronto

Angela Murphy
Manager, Research and Partnerships
Ryerson Urban Water Center

Ryan Nees
Senior Manager, Research & Development
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Steven Peck
Founder & President
Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Jordan Richie
Living Wall Project Manager/New Initiatives Manager
GINKGO Sustainability Inc

Kyle Vander Linden
Water Resources Specialist
Credit Valley Conservation

Jane Welsh
Project Manager
City of Toronto

Youbin Zheng
Associate Professor
University of Guelph

Contact Us

Sponsorship Inquiries

Steven Peck
416-971-4494 x233

Conference Inquiries

Tessa Soltendieck
416-971-4494 x228

Marketing, Media Passes & Inquires

Kara Orr
416-971-4494 x226

Invoices and Payments

Tracy Jackson
416-971-4494 x222

Membership Inquiries

Blaine Stand
416-971-4494 x223

Green Infrastructure Foundation

Rohan Lilauwala
416-971-4494 x231