This new yoga studio looks to California for inspiration, from its sun-filled room to the anything’s-possible attitude of the staff. Offering a variety of classes based on Vinyasa, there’s also a strong fitness component here for those who want to dial up the physical intensity of a yoga workout.
Today, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust (Egale) officially unveiled Egale Centre, Canada’s first and Toronto’s only facility that will combine the proven counselling services of Egale Youth Outreach with emergency and transitional housing exclusively dedicated to serving homeless LGBTIQ2S (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer, questioning and Two Spirit) youth.
After a fight with his parents, a young gay man from North Toronto left home with nowhere to go. He found Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, an outreach and national advocacy organization for LGBT youth in Toronto, and arrived at their doorstep one Friday.
The organization set him up at a city shelter, but he was terrified – for many young people in the LGBT community, a shelter is not a safe space. Instead, he logged onto Grindr, a gay meet-up app. But when he arrived back at Egale on Monday morning, the young man was in rough shape.
Egale is moving forward with plans to create a shelter for queer and trans youth in Toronto’s Downtown East.
Egale plans to renovate a building at 257 Dundas St E, at the intersection of Dundas St E and Pembrooke St, and turn it into 30 beds of transitional housing.
Already considered Canada’s largest environmental education facility, the Kortright Centre in Kleinburg Ont. is now on the cusp of also becoming the country’s first-ever BRE (Building Research Establishment) Innovation Park and an integral part of a global web of similar parks.
What makes a ‘smart home’? Paul Dowsett and his team at Sustainable.To are dedicate to creating affordable, healthy and energy efficient homes, because that’s what Paul believes is ‘the right thing to do’. I think that a pretty good definition for a ‘smart home’. And the best way to achieve it? Keep it simple
The BRE Innovation Park at the Living City Campus will include seven demonstration buildings, including a small scale commercial building and six residential buildings. We are pleased to announce that we have Build Partners for all building plots.
First of all, I’d like to assure you, gentle reader, that architect Paul Dowsett of local firm Sustainable.TO does not have any incriminating photos of me. Yet. Regular shout-outs in this space are the result of the accolades and awards the firm keeps on winning.
Mini foot-powered laundry machine, large-scale urban tree nursery and hydrogen-powered transportation system take top prizes.
SUSTAINABLE.TO is proud to have worked alongside members of St. Stephen’s Community House during an 8 week mentorship program to design a shade structure for 260 Augusta Avenue in Kensington Market.
Living City Campus at Kortright Centre for Conservation
SUSTAINABLE.TO fully supports the potential and opportunity derived from the development of a BRE Canada Innovation Park within Ontario.
This past Saturday, July 21st, SUSTAINABLE.TO exhibited at the Live Green Toronto Festival. The festival was lively, full of hundreds of exhibiting groups and organizations from every conceivable industry, all with one thing in common: a strong commitment to Toronto’s sustainable future.
Canadian firm sustainable.TO Architecture + Building takes top prize in international Passive House design competition
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