Buildings and Energy Use in a Low-Carbon Toronto

  • 29 Oct 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 5110 Yonge St - North York Memorial Community Hall

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Join us at the City's TalkTransformation! event series where experts and community leaders will share ideas, insights and strategies to reduce Toronto's greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.


Getting There:

North York Memorial Hall is located in the North York City Centre, on the ground floor below the North York CentralLibrary

Public transit 
North York Memorial Hall is located in the North York City Centre, which you can access directly from the North York City Centre Subway Station

Driving & Parking
North York Memorial Hall is located four blocks north of Sheppard Avenue on the west side of Yonge Street. There is plenty of public parking on:  North York Boulevard, Park Home Avenue, and Beecroft Road.


Speaker's at this event:

Michael Brooks, Real Property Association of Canada, (REALpac)

Michael is the Chief Executive Officer of REALpac (1997 – 2012; 2014 - ), the senior Canadian trade association for large public and institutional investment real estate companies. REALpac represents the investment real estate industry in government relations, public relations and standard setting. Michael has represented the Canadian real estate industry in all major policy initiatives with government, including property tax reform in several provinces, the emergence of real estate investment trusts and enabling legislation, real property income tax issues, telecom deregulation and building access, bankruptcy and insolvency rights of landlords, energy deregulation, energy consumption measurement, Competition Act fees and thresholds,  real estate broker registration requirements, government standards and incentives for the multi-family sector, the National Building Code and building code changes, financial standards, national accounting standards (IFRS), capital markets issues re REITs, capital market regulation, governance and development charges, to name a few. 


Katie Harper, Project Neutral

Katie Harper is the Director of Project Neutral, a project of Tides Canada that uses social benchmarking and a community-based engagement model to help households understand and take action to reduce their carbon emissions. Prior to joining Project Neutral in July 2015, Katie led sustainability initiatives at Sears Canada and developed tools for workplace green champions at the David Suzuki Foundation. Katie holds a Master of Science in Freshwater Ecology from McGill University. 

Leslie Malone, Acadia Centre

Leslie Malone is a Senior Analyst and Canada Program Director at Acadia Center, a non-profit research and advocacy organization committed to advancing the clean energy economy.  Leslie has been promoting energy efficiency, distributed and grid-scale renewables, and carbon pricing policies for over ten years in Canada and the U.S.  She is the lead author of Energy Efficiency: Engine of Economic Growth in Canada – an economic modeling study released in 2014 that assessed the macroeconomic impacts of investing in cost-effective energy efficiency programs across Canada.  Originally from Prince Edward Island, Leslie is now based in Providence, Rhode Island.


Learn more and complete the online workbook to share your ideas at

A limited number of seats are available. A recording of the event will be posted online. There will be additional opportunities to take part in the conversation to create a low-carbon Toronto.

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