Tours

Grey to Green was proud to offer comprehensive tours led by subject matter experts. 

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Gro-bark bus tour

This tour includes a site tour which demonstrates open windrow composting of municipal leaf and yard waste; mulch production from bark and urban wood removals; bark composting and refining;  and, custom blending of soilless media and engineered soils.  Additionally, the plant tour includes an introduction to lab testing procedures and equipment and then three workshops to learn more about engineered soils.

Tour Guide: Neil McKeown, Business Development Manager at Gro-Bark

Date: May 15
Time: 12:30pm - 5:00pm

Tour will meet at: TBD

Standalone tour price: $79.00(CAD) 

 
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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: TBD

Date: May 15
Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm

Tour will meet at: TBD

Standalone tour price: $39.00(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 15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Tour will depart from Ryerson University.

Standalone tour price: $39.00(CAD)

 
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corktown common walking tour

Visit Toronto's East End green infrastructure with a walking tour through the new Corktown Common and Canary District. Corktown common was designed by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and has transformed the area from an abandoned post-industrial site to a beautiful asset of the Flood Protection Landing to manage stormwater around the Donlands. Learn more about the growth of the vital green infrastructure in this area including the impact of the the Canary District and Cooper Koo YMCA green roofs. 

Tour Guide: TBD

Date: May 15
Time: 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Meeting place 25 York Street

Tour will meet at: TBD

Standalone tour price: $39.00(CAD)