This year, Grey to Green brings you a line-up of leading-edge and inspirational speakers, interactive workshops, and world-class tours of some of Toronto's best green infrastructure projects.

Tuesday, May 15

Training, Tours & OPENING PLENARY

5:30 Pm - 6:00 Pm Arrive and Check In

6:00 Pm - 8:00 Pm
Training & Tours - Various Times & Locations

  • Biophilic Design Workshop
  • Advanced LID Design: Bioretention Facilities Workshop
  • Building Confidence: How to Design, Plan and Execute a LID Stormwater Monitoring Program
  • Advanced Green Roof Maintenance
  • Integrated Water Management for Buildings & Sites
  • Introduction to Rooftop Agriculture
  • Green Walls 101: Systems Overview & Design


6:00pm - 8:00pm
Opening Plenary Keynote (FREE Public Event)
Metro Hall, room 308/309 (55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6)

Opening Plenary: Designing Future Cities with Green Infrastructure


Tye Farrow, FRAIC, LEED AP, OAA, MAIBC, MNSAA, NAA, Senior Partner, Farrow Partners

Infrastructure Reimagined: Living Bridges

Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO, Credit Valley Conservation; Chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition

New Policy Developments the Facilitate Green Infrastructure Investment

Claire Nelischer, Project Manager, Ryerson University

Making the case for Toronto's proposed Rail Deck Park.

Steven Peck, GRP, Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities; Co-Founder of Green Infrastructure Ontatio Coalition

Realizing the full potential of the Green Infrastructure Industry. 



Wednesday, May 16

Chestnut Conference Centre - 89 Chestnut St

7:30 am - 9:00 am
Registration Opens

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Coffee & Continental Breakfast, Colony Ballroom

8:30 am - 10:15 am
Morning Keynote, Colony Ballroom East

Policy Roundtable:
Creating a Better Policy Environment to Intensify Green Infrastructure Application


Dr. Hamid Karimi, District of Columbia Department of Energy and Environment, Deputy Director of the Natural Resources Administration

Exploring Washington DC's Innovative Stormwater retention credit (SRC) Trading System


John MacKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority & Director on the Board of The Living City Foundation

Provincial Municipal Policy Context and Opportunities for Greater Collaboration

Steven Peck, Founder & President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Introducing the Living Architecture Performance Tool for Green Roofs and Walls


Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton (Invited)


9:45 am - 8:30 pm
Trade Show Opens

1:45pm - 3:00pm

Afternoon Keynote:
Lessons Learned from City-Building Scale Green Infrastructure Projects for Climate Change and beyond


Craig Applegath, Architect, Principal, DIALOG

Addressing Climate Change through Green Infrastructure


Andrew Bowerbank, Global Director of Sustainable Building Services, EllisDon Corporation

Leadership Collaboration for a Low-Carbon Economy: Exploring Industry-led Strategies in Support of Canada's International Climate Change Commitments

Paul Kephart, Principal, Ecologist and Designer at Rana Creek Design

San Francisco's Transbay Terminal Center Rooftop Park

Brian Brisbin, Partner, Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects

A Behind the Scenes Look at Toronto's First Vertical Forest Project


3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Coffee Break

Concurrent Sessions

Located on 2nd Floor

10:15am - 12:15pm

Session 1, Colony Ballroom East
Urban Design & Landscape Architect Case Studies

Session 2, Lombard Suite
Raingarden Programming

Session 3, Elm Suite
Urban Agriculture Case Studies

Session 4, Armoury Suite
Innovative New Products and Services

Session 5,St. Patrick Room
In the Design Studio With

3:15pm - 4:45pm

Session 6, Colony Ballroom East
Urban Design & Landscape Architect Case Studies

Session 7, Lombard Suite
Stormwater Management with Smart Grids & Rain Gardens

Session 8, Elm Suite
Green Infrastructure & Urban Agriculture - Commercial Fish and Vegetable Production

Session 9, Armoury Suite
Health Benefits and Latest Findings from UofT's GRIT Lab

Session 10, St. Patrick Room
In the Design Studio With


5:00pm - 6:30pm

Session 11, Colony Ballroom East
Urban Design & Landscape Architect Case Studies

Session 12, Lombard Suite
Designing Storm Water Management Infrastructure: Trees and Rain Gardens

Session 13, Elm Suite
Green Infrastructure & Climate Change: New Voluntary Performance Standards for Green Roofs and Walls

Session 14, Armoury Suite
Life Cycle Cost Benefit Analysis of Green and Grey Infrastructure

Session 15, St Patrick Room
In the Design Studio With

6:30 - 8:30pm
Closing Reception on Trade Show Floor

Can't attend the conference in person? Check out the live webcast of the keynotes and select technical sessions.
Click here for details.



Thursday, May 17


9:00am - 5:00pm
Green Roof Design & Installation