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.

Monday, May 8

Ryerson University

3:00 - 5:00pm
Green Roof Professional Accreditation Exam
Ryerson University (Student Learning Centre, 341 Yonge St., Room SLC508)

6:00 - 8:00pm
Opening Plenary (FREE Public Event) Keynote & Panel
Ryerson University (55 Dundas Street W., 7th Floor, Rooms 1-148 & 1-150 TRSM Commons)
Topic: Green Infrastructure for Resilient Cities


Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO, Credit Valley Conservation; Chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition
Pegeen Walsh, Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association and Co-chair of EHO

Steven Peck, President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Scott Torrance, Practice Leader, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
Moderator: Nina-Marie Lister, Graduate Programme Director and Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson



Tuesday, May 9

89 Chestnut St - Chestnut Conference Centre

Registration Opens

8:30 - 9:45am
Morning Keynote
The Art to Integrate Blue, Green, and Social - Herbert Dreiseitl, Director, Ramboll Liveable Cities Lab
How Investing in Green Infrastructure Creates Jobs - Tony DiGiovanni, Executive Director, Landscape Ontario
John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto (Invited)

9:45am - 9:00pm
Trade Show

2:00 - 3:00pm
Afternoon Keynote
Climate Change: Oceans, Forests and Local Food - Hon. Glen Murray, MPP, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change
Exploring the Benefits and Lessons Learned of the Proposed Rail Deck Park Project through DIALOG’s “Carleton University Architectural Studio” - Craig Applegath, Architect, Principal, DIALOG
Exploring the Lowline - New York’s first underground park: Lessons from the Lowline Lab - Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C.

Concurrent Sessions

10:15am - 12:15pm

Session 1
Green Infrastructure and Stormwater Policies from Ontario and Beyond

Session 2
Tools and Resources to make Better Infrastructure Decisions

Session 3
Using Green Infrastructure to Future-Proof Our Cities

Session 4
Case Studies of Innovative Green Infrastructure Projects Across the World

3:15 - 4:45pm

Session 5
Reaping the Benefits of Green Infrastructure for Human Health and Well Being

Session 6
Green Infrastructure for Complete Streets in Toronto

Session 7
Green Infrastructure and Urban Agriculture for Resilient Cities

Session 8
Emerging Green Infrastructure Technologies and Their Performance


5:00 - 6:30pm

Session 9
Measuring, Managing and Designing: Examples of Green Infrastructure In and Around Ontario's Greenbelt

Session 10
Future Green Infrastructure Leaders 

Session 11
Green Infrastructure Research and Long-Term Performance Evaluation

Session 12
Innovations in Green Infrastructure Cost-Benefit Analysis, Collaboration, Policy, and Implementation

6:30 - 8:30pm
Evening Reception

Can't attend the conference in person? Check out the live webcast of the keynotes and select technical sessions.
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Wednesday, May 10

Workshops and Tours