Tours

Grey to Green was proud to offer comprehensive tours led by subject matter experts. All tours except for the Sustainable Buildings Tour were included in workshop packages.

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Green Wall Walking Tour

Two green walls will be featured in two spectacular green walls. Visit the 2012 CitiesAlive Awards of Excellence Green Wall that is prominently featured in Corus Quay, a LEED Gold Certified building. The five-story living wall biofilter acts as an indoor air purifier consuming volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) and other air contaminants. You’ll also tour the a 250 square foot biowall at Robertson Building where you will learn about the native and exotic green and flowering plants that were all selected for their ability to reduce indoor air contaminants. 

Tour Guide: Brad Bass, PhD., Adjunct Professor, School of the Environment, University of Toronto

Date: May 10
Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tour will meet at 215 Spadina.

Standalone tour price: $39.00(CAD) 

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Low Impact Development Site Bus Tour

The tour includes the exploration of three different Mississauga Low Impact Development sites: Credit Valley Conservation's Head Office, Elm Drive and Wychwood sites.

Tour Guide: Kyle Vander Linden, Water Resources Specialist, Credit Valley Conservation

Date: May 10
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm

Tour will depart from the Credit Valley Conservation's headquarters (1255 Old Derry Road, Mississauga, ON L5N 6R4).

Standalone tour price: $69.00(CAD)

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Urban Agriculture Tour

Tour Ryerson Urban Farm’s (RUF) quarter-acre rooftop farm. It produces fruits and vegetables, provides opportunities for academic research, and enables the community to participate in cultivating and tending to the farm. Next, visit Scadding Court Community Centre which has piloted a sustainable urban agriculture and aquaponics system that improves food security and food education. Tour the aquaponics, greenhouses, and outdoor plots and learn technical design and maintenance features, as well as the social impact within the community.

Tour Guides: Arlene Throness, Urban Farm Manager, Ryerson Urban Farm; Jayne Miles, Urban Farm Programs Coordinator, Ryerson Urban Farm // Scadding Court Community Centre, Walter Quan, Lead Coordinator, Recreation & Community Programs

Date: May 10
Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tour will depart from Ryerson University.

Standalone tour price: $49.00(CAD)

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Sustainable Buildings Tour

Tour two of Toronto's most efficient buildings and explore how 25 York St and RBC Waterpark seamlessly integrate sustainable technologies to maximize efficiency and tenant experience.

Date: May 10
Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting place 25 York Street

Standalone tour price: $39.00(CAD)