Green Events

High Park Restoration Site Maintenance – August 23, 2015

High Park RestorationWe have lots of work to do in our restoration sites, but it is also a chance to see the savannah flowers and grasses at the end of summer. We will be working from 10:30 to around 12:30 in one of our restoration sites. The culprits could be anything from garlic mustard, hedge parsley, Himalayan balsam, oriental bittersweet, Japanese knotweed to ragweed. Urban Forestry will determine where we can best use our talents.

Where: High Park, Toronto, Ontario


Good Food Education Training 2015 – August 25, 2015

Experience our tried-and-true, curriculum-connected food literacy workshops, bringing plants & gardening, cooking & tasting, and soil & composting to life for students from JK - Grade 12; learn from our dynamic team of educators about how to engage and excite students using hands-on, participatory, and student-approved activities and learning strategies; awaken your senses and learn how to incorporate nature connections into any learning space; learn about our food justice-based pedagogical approach for creating inclusive and equitable classrooms; and connect with a network of food and garden educators across the city and province.

Where: 701 Gerrard St. E., Toronto, Ontario


Rain Garden Workshop – August 27, 2015

Join Environmental Defence for a free workshop on rain gardens. As Canada’s national operator of the Blue Flag eco-award for beaches, we’ll talk about how stormwater runoff impacts water quality. Toronto and Region Conservation staff will explain what's going on below the ground in a rain garden and what it takes to create one on your own property. Following the presentations we will tour some beautiful rain gardens in the Riverdale neighbourhood. Participants will take home a free copy of “Greening Your Grounds: A Homeowners Guide to Stormwater Landscaping Projects” to get started.

Where: Riverdale Library, 370 Broadview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario


Hope for Wildlife's Annual Open House – August 30, 2015

Hope For WildlifeJoin the fun at our next Open House! All are invited to take a 'behind the scenes' look at wildlife rescue and rehabilitation. The day is filled with wildlife displays and demonstrations, local exhibitors, crafts and food, live music, BBQ, kids activities, and silent auction. Event will be held rain or shine and admission is free. All funds raised at this event will support the Hope for Wildlife Society's efforts to help injured and orphaned wildlife in Nova Scotia.

Where: 5909 Hwy 207, Seaforth, Nova Scotia


Guided Night Hike at Gordon’s Park – September 5, 2015

Hike at Gordon’s ParkDiscover the forest at night on a guided night hike around the trails at Gordon’s Park. This evening event begins with a tour of the Nature Centre with emphasis on animals and their behaviours at night. We will take a walk along the hiking trails to look and listen for nocturnal animals along the way. Participants will be able to use Parabolic Ears and Bausch & Lomb Binoculars to hunt for evidence of owls and other signs of wildlife.

Where: 18777 Highway 6, Tehkummah, Ontario


Artists for Conservation Festival – September 10-12, 2015

Artists for Conservation FestivalRE/MAX presents the 2015 Artists for Conservation Festival - a 3-week art and environmental education festival, featuring a world-class conservation themed art exhibit and expo with leading international artists, live music, films, guest lectures, workshops for youth and adults, live painting demos, music and cultural performances.

The festival combines a strong regional cultural program featuring a roster some of BC's most talented visual and performing artists, musicians, filmmakers (including First Nations carving and cultural presentations), with a line-up of guest artists from around the world.

Where: Fairmont Waterfront Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia


Ride 4 Real Food: A Food Security Fundraiser – September 13, 2015

Green Building FestivalImagine everyone having access to the food they need. Imagine farmers able to get a fair price for their work. Imagine a food system built on the idea of building communities. We have, and we are working on it.

You can play an important role in promoting food security. Join us in making healthy, sustainable food available for low-income people.

Where: Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario


Natural, Non-toxic Eco-Paints Workshop – September 19, 2015

Natural, Non-toxic Eco-Paints WorkshopLearn how to make and use a wide range of natural, non-toxic eco-paints that are beautiful, healthy, durable and affordable.

Where: Woodbridge, Ontario


Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental Leadership – September 25–27, 2015

Youth Summit for Biodiversity and Environmental LeadershipHighlights include compelling workshops and activities on topics including food security, endangered species, medicinal plants, and sustainability; a youth leadership forum for participants to brainstorm, network and develop plans for conservation work; spectacular hiking and canoeing opportunities, and campfires; and the chance to meet young leaders from across Ontario with similar interests.

Where: Orillia, Ontario


Green Building Festival – October 1, 2015

Green Building FestivalThe Green Building Festival is Canada’s most comprehensive conference on green building design, operations, technologies, and materials. Since its inception in 2005, the Festival has brought together industry leaders from across the country and around the world to transform the building industry through educational presentations, technical training, and interactive workshops featuring the design, construction, and operation of sustainable buildings and communities.

Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, Ontario


MEC Barrie Century Ride 2015 – October 3, 2015

MEC Barrie Century RideJoin us for the 2nd annual MEC Barrie 50K and 100K ride this fall. This event will showcase the beauty of the Hills of Oro-Medonte. The ride will be an open road loop starting and ending at The Oro Fairgrounds. This route is a challenging one, but a great goal to work towards and end the riding season with a fun event!

Where: Oro-Medonte, Ontario


Wind Energy Conference: CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition – October 5-7, 2015

Wind Energy ConferenceThe Annual Canadian Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition is the meeting point for all members of the wind energy industry – top business executives, technical experts, decision and policy makers, and government representatives – to come together and address the key issues facing the industry today.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario


Solar West Conference – October 7-9, 2015

Solar West ConferenceMeet face-to-face with solar energy professionals and practitioners, policy and regulatory decision-makers from all levels of government and other important stakeholders and adopters from across the western provinces. Learn about the new market opportunities for the solar industry through the evolving policy and market dynamics in Western Canada.

Where: The Westin Calgary, Alberta


Earth Matters Conference – October 15-17, 2015

Earth Matters ConferenceJoin us for a critically-important conversation about energy and environmental education for a sustainable future.

Where: Coast Hotel, Canmore, Alberta


Polar Data Forum II: International Collaboration for Advancing Polar Data Access and Preservation – October 27, 2015

Polar Data Forum IIThe second international Polar Data Forum (PDF II) will be held at the University of Waterloo in October of this year. The Forum will provide a critically important venue for showcasing polar data initiatives, to learn from global partners and work collaboratively to continue developing an international vision and action plan.

Where: 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario


Green Economy Ontario – November 5, 2015

Green Economy OntarioSecuring Ontario’s Economic Prosperity: This one-day conference will highlight the opportunities for Ontario to thrive in a global green economy, and how we can set the stage for innovation in public policy, in the private sector and in our communities to ensure the province’s long term prosperity.

Where: Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, Ontario


Environment Seminar Series – November 21, 2015

Environment Seminar Series8 things you didn’t know about carbon land management and wish you did!

Where: 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, Ontario


Green Living Show – April 15-17, 2016

2015 Green Living ShowCelebrating 10 years–don't miss our biggest and best Show yet! On April 15-17, the 2016 Green Living Show will open its doors for an exciting three-day weekend of all things green and healthy. For more info about the Green Living Show, visit, and keep up-to-date by signing up for our FREE newsletter.

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario