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


Gro-bark bus tour

This tour includes bus transportation to Gro-Bark's Caledon soil blending facility and a comprehensive site tour. Gro-Bark® produces mulch and soil products almost entirely from feed-stocks that would otherwise be considered waste. Bark mulch, aged bark and composted bark are produced using by-products from sawmills and forestry operations.  The tour will demonstrate 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 depart from: TBD

Standalone tour price: $79.00 (CAD) 


Green Wall Walking Tour

The Green Wall Walking Tour will profile green walls hidden throughout downtown Toronto. This guided tour will be lead by a green wall expert who will describe the design process behind green walls. 

Tour Guide: Laura Kennedy, Technical Expert and Mitch Cowburn, Design Consultant, Nedlaw Living Walls

Date: May 15
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tour will meet at: TBD

Standalone tour price: $39.00 (CAD) 



Healthy Hospital Tour

Studies show that the built environment has a profound effect on human health which is why Grey to Green's Healthy Hospital tour will explore the relationship between green infrastructure and healthcare.

Bridgepoint Active Health Care, designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects, is a 2016 CitiesAlive Award of Excellence Winner.  An accessible, therapeutic green roof terrace on the 10th floor extends the therapeutic benefits of nature vertically and offers active horticultural therapy. Patients can participate in a gardening program and engage in self-directed rehabilitation. People practice walking on the gentle slope, build strength in wheelchairs by moving up the gently sloped ramp or by climbing stairs.

The Bridgepoint Active Health Care Center prioritizes not only providing top-notch medical care but ensuring the space in which people receive this care also promotes a healthier lifestyle.

Tour Guide: Antra Rose, Diamond Schmitt Architects

Date: May 17
Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Tour will meet at: Bridgepoint Hospital Main Lobby

Standalone tour price: $39.00 (CAD) 


Urban Agriculture Tour

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. The Urban Agriculture Tour is a walking tour and requires the use of TTC. 

Tour Guides: Walter Quan, Lead Coordinator, Recreation & Community Programs, Scadding Court Community Centre

Date: May 15
Time: 12:30pm - 3:00pm

Tour will depart from Ryerson University.

Standalone tour price: $39.00 (CAD)


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)