Event: Grey to Green Conference, 5/8 - 5/10, Toronto, Canada

  • 8 May 2017 To 10 May 2017
  • Event Host : Grey To Green
  • Event Location : CHESTNUT CONFERENCE CENTRE 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto, ON, Canada
Event: Grey to Green Conference, 5/8 - 5/10, Toronto, Canada
Event Description

Make Better Infrastructure Decisions

Senior levels of government continue to overlook the many benefits of investing in living green infrastructure such as urban forests, green roofs, and walls when making infrastructure decisions. Join us to shape a healthier and more resilient future with green infrastructure.

Explore the latest in performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.

Grey to Green also includes a trade show, cutting-edge workshops which include tours of outstanding Toronto projects, and exceptional networking events. This year, be one of the first to learn about the City of Toronto's new Green Streets Guideline and the Province of Ontario's new Stormwater Design Guidelines.


Monday, May 8
Ryerson University, 55 Dundas St W, Toronto
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Opening Plenary (FREE Public Event) Keynote & Panel
Green Infrastructure for a Resilient City

Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO, Credit Valley Conservation
Steven Peck, President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

Scott Torrance, Practice Leader, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
Pegeen Walsh, Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association & Co-chair, Eco Health Ontario

Tuesday, May 9
Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St, Toronto
8:00am - 8:30pm
Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Trade Show, Evening Reception
Student Delegate Passes start at $99
Delegate Passes, with Lunch and Evening Reception, start at $225
Exhibitor Opportunities start at $1,150

Wednesday, May 10
Locations & Start Times Vary - See Detailed Agenda
Training Workshops and Tours
Green Infrastructure Charrette

Members of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities save $25 on a Delegate Pass and $200 on a booth!


Free Opening Plenary Event: For the first time, Grey to Green will kick-off with a FREE public event featuring Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner with the City of Toronto.

Broader Theme: Attendees want the Grey to Green Conference to comprehensively explore a range of green infrastructure topics. This year, the agenda includes speakers on health, food production, economic valuation, new policies focused on stormwater, new design guidelines, and award-winning projects, under the theme: Quantifying Green Infrastructure Performance. The last day of the conference combines training of your choice and complimentary tours.

New Location: The Chestnut Conference Centre is conveniently located in Downtown Toronto and will provide an improved exhibitor and attendee experience.

Green Infrastructure Charrette: A one-day Green Infrastructure Design Charrette where multi-disciplinary volunteers are tasked to redesign specific neighborhoods in need, with 15 generic types of green infrastructure as their tools. The Charrette is being delivered by the Green Infrastructure Foundation in partnership with the Ontario Parks Association and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Greener Conference: We are committed to making Grey to Green a sustainable event by reducing waste while providing a memorable experience for our attendees.

“The Grey to Green conference is a fixture in my timetable because the program delivers world-class speakers on an emerging economy that should have a higher profile given its economic, social and environmental benefits. The conference is a great energizer for the believers.”

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Grey To Green
  • Event type
    • Conference

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