Building a More Resilient Toronto – Continued!

Monday, March 17, 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

St. Michael & All Angels Church
(south east corner of St. Clair and Wychwood, enter from Wychwood through wooden gates, come up to 2nd floor)

Speakers: Lloyd Alter and Rita Bijons

The threat to Toronto from extreme weather has become very real since last summer’s flooding and this winter’s ice storm. Our meeting presents two ways of responding by making our city more resilient – one from a green architect, the other from a community activist.

Lloyd Alter is Managing Editor of Tree Hugger and teaches sustainable design at Ryerson University. Don’t miss this chance to hear him explain the urgent changes in planning and building codes we’ll need to make resilience part of our city’s design.

Rita Bijons of Green 13 (originally scheduled for our February meeting) is leading a grassroots effort to help communities prepare for more extreme weather. Come and hear about her vision for a city-wide “Climate Resilience Network” and learn how you can get involved.