ClimateFast News - April 17th, 2017




On April 4th we saw our first glimpse of the TransformTO report which is the city’s plan to tackle climate change.  Thank you to everyone who came out to show their support for Toronto becoming a CO2 emissions free city.  

We have posted the video of the evening, as well as the presentation slides used by our keynote speakers on our website. Please feel free to share these resources to raise awareness.  

The TransformTO 2050 report will be out April 27th.  Read on for opportunities to learn what’s in it, and the timeline for approval of the report at City Hall.  We need to show strong public support for council to adopt the report May 24th, and we will need to build even more support throughout the year ahead to ensure that climate action will be funded in the 2018 budget.



TransformTO 2050 Report will be officially released on April 27th.  This report outlines the actions the city will take to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050.  

Learn more about the report by going to the City of Toronto website or attending a webinar.
Webinars will be presented by the City and will have a Q&A for attendees.

April 27th - 6:30pm to 8pm   register here
May 2nd  - 12pm to 1:30pm  register here

Toronto Climate Action Network will also host an in-person presentation and Q&A with TransformTO staff on Tuesday May 2nd, 6 - 8pm at Metro Hall, 55 John St.  Register here.

Come to the Parks and Environment committee meeting on May 4th at City Hall at 9:30am.  The Committee will discuss the report and provide a recommendation to council on whether or not to adopt the report or adopt it with their amendments.  Members of the public are welcomed to make comments (a deputation) to the committee.  To make a deputation, email:  (Climatefast is asking to move this meeting to the evening. We don’t know yet if this will happen.)

Speak to your local councillor about this report and Toronto’s role in fighting climate change.  Make an appointment to see your councillor to share your concerns about climate change.  To find out who your local councillor is, visit Find your councillor and ward.

If you would like to go see your councillor with other concern residents in your ward, email and we will link you up with others from your ward.

Attend a workshop on how to make a deputation, hold a meeting with your local councillor and write a letter to the editor on Monday May 1st, 7 - 9pm, at Friends House, 60 Lowther Ave.  RSVP   

Sign our Petition to the Mayor and Councillors asking them to adopt the report on May 24th.   We will be at local community events to raise awareness and gather signatures.  If you can help table or gather petition signatures please email


Film Screening of Rob Stewart’s film ‘REVOLUTION’ APRIL 24TH, 27TH & MAY 5TH

Help us reach out and engage others in discussing climate change in our community by helping to promote the showing of Rob Stewart’s inspirational 2013 film ‘Revolution’.  Rob is the award-winning filmmaker of the 2007 film ‘Sharkwater’ who died in Florida in January.

We are showing the films in North York, Etobicoke and Scarborough in order to reach people who live in those communities.  Please help us find people in each ward who are concerned about climate change and want to see action.  Hope to see you there!  

Movie times:

  • Monday April 24th at North York Civic Centre, program 6:30pm, film 7pm
    Special guest speaker film-maker Julia Barnes will discuss her memories of Rob.
  • Thursday April 27th in Etobicoke (3067A Bloor St. W.), program 6:30pm, film 6:45pm
  • Friday May 5th at Scarborough Civic Centre, program 6:30pm, film 7pm

Thank you to our sponsors: Our Place Initiative, Greenpeace, SolarShare, Scarborough Climate Action, Green Neighbours 5, Toronto Youth Environmental Council, Climate Change Toronto

Call for Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help on wide variety of areas such as media support, data entry, postering and letter writing. To find out more email   

If you attended the letter writing workshop at Council Chambers April 4th and want to be part of a letter writing group, email   

If you attended the deputation workshop or workshop on speaking to your councillor and want to follow up, email


Together we can build a green and sustainable future in the City of Toronto, for our children, and for healthier communities.

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Monday, April 17, 2017