This year, Grey to Green brought 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

8:30pm - 5:00pm
Trainging & 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 (55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6)

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

Ryerson Raildeck Project

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

Updates from GRHC and the Green Infrastructure Industry



Wednesday, May 16

Chestnut Conference Centre - 89 Chestnut St

Registration Opens

9:45am - 10:15am
Morning Keynote
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

Best Practices in Stormwater Management Policy, Washington D.C


Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga (Invited)

Lot Level Stormwater

Amerjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities (Invited)

Linda Jeffrey, Mayor of Brampton (Invited)


10:30am - 9:00pm
Trade Show Open

1:45pm - 3:00pm
Afternoon Keynote:
Lessons Learned from City-Building Scale Green Infrastructure Projects


Craig Applegath, Architect, Principal, DIALOG

Addressing Climate Change through Green Infrastructure

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

San Francisco's Transbay Terminal Center Rooftop Park


Concurrent Sessions

10:15am - 12:15pm

Session 1
Urban Design & Landscape Architect Case Studies

Session 2
Raingarden Programming

Session 3
Urban Agriculture Case Studies

Session 4
Innovatice New Products and Services

3:15pm - 4:45pm

Session 5
Urban Design & Landscape Architect Case Studies

Session 6
Stormwater Management with Smart Grids & Rain Gardens

Session 7
Green Infrastructure & Urban Agriculture - Commercial Fish and Vegetable Production

Session 8
Health Benefits and Latest Findings from UofT's GRIT Lab


5:00pm - 6:30pm

Session 9
Urban Design & Landscape Architect Case Studies

Session 10
Designing Storm Water Management Infrastructure: Trees and Rain Gardens

Session 11
Green Infrastructure & Climate Change: New Voluntary Performance Standards for Green Roofs and Walls

Session 12
Life Cycle Cost Benefit Analysis of Green and Grey Infrastructure

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

Can't attend the conference in person? Check out the live webcast of the keynotes and select technical sessions.
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Thursday, May 17


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