Mount Dennis gets plenty of interest for its EcoNeighbourhood plan

Community Apr 05, 2017 by Dominik Kurek York Guardian

The Mount Dennis EcoNeighbourhood plan is getting plenty of attention.

The plan, spearheaded by the Mount Dennis Community Association, aims to work with local landlords, businesses, residents, government and other partners to create a sustainable community, environmentally, socially and economically.

The association held its EcoNeighbourhood open house Monday, April 3, which was attended by approximately 60 people. At least 40 of those were residents, the rest were politicians, partners, etc.

“The 40 people in the room came because they wanted to. We had people who heard about this on CBC radio and wanted to see what it was all about, people from other parts of the city,” association president Mike Mattos said.

He said the response has been positive. The local initiative could even work as a case study for future projects across Toronto and beyond, Mattos said.

The project requires partners, such as Metrolinx, which recently announced it would build a battery backup energy system in Mount Dennis for the Crosstown LRT. It includes the City of Toronto, which aims to make Mount Dennis Toronto’s first Net Zero community. It includes Toronto and Region Conservation and the TO EcoNeighbourhoods Initiative to invest their resources and contacts for local projects. And it requires local buy-in.

To learn more, visit https://mountdennisra.wordpress.com

 

Mount Dennis gets plenty of interest for its EcoNeighbourhood plan

Community Apr 05, 2017 by Dominik Kurek York Guardian

The Mount Dennis EcoNeighbourhood plan is getting plenty of attention.

The plan, spearheaded by the Mount Dennis Community Association, aims to work with local landlords, businesses, residents, government and other partners to create a sustainable community, environmentally, socially and economically.

The association held its EcoNeighbourhood open house Monday, April 3, which was attended by approximately 60 people. At least 40 of those were residents, the rest were politicians, partners, etc.

“The 40 people in the room came because they wanted to. We had people who heard about this on CBC radio and wanted to see what it was all about, people from other parts of the city,” association president Mike Mattos said.

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He said the response has been positive. The local initiative could even work as a case study for future projects across Toronto and beyond, Mattos said.

The project requires partners, such as Metrolinx, which recently announced it would build a battery backup energy system in Mount Dennis for the Crosstown LRT. It includes the City of Toronto, which aims to make Mount Dennis Toronto’s first Net Zero community. It includes Toronto and Region Conservation and the TO EcoNeighbourhoods Initiative to invest their resources and contacts for local projects. And it requires local buy-in.

To learn more, visit https://mountdennisra.wordpress.com

 

Mount Dennis gets plenty of interest for its EcoNeighbourhood plan

Community Apr 05, 2017 by Dominik Kurek York Guardian

The Mount Dennis EcoNeighbourhood plan is getting plenty of attention.

The plan, spearheaded by the Mount Dennis Community Association, aims to work with local landlords, businesses, residents, government and other partners to create a sustainable community, environmentally, socially and economically.

The association held its EcoNeighbourhood open house Monday, April 3, which was attended by approximately 60 people. At least 40 of those were residents, the rest were politicians, partners, etc.

“The 40 people in the room came because they wanted to. We had people who heard about this on CBC radio and wanted to see what it was all about, people from other parts of the city,” association president Mike Mattos said.

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He said the response has been positive. The local initiative could even work as a case study for future projects across Toronto and beyond, Mattos said.

The project requires partners, such as Metrolinx, which recently announced it would build a battery backup energy system in Mount Dennis for the Crosstown LRT. It includes the City of Toronto, which aims to make Mount Dennis Toronto’s first Net Zero community. It includes Toronto and Region Conservation and the TO EcoNeighbourhoods Initiative to invest their resources and contacts for local projects. And it requires local buy-in.

To learn more, visit https://mountdennisra.wordpress.com