Timeline: 2006- updated 2017.
The Toronto Green Standard introduced as a voluntary standard for new development.
2010 – The Standard was structured into two tiers or levels of performance with Tier 1 mandatory and Tier 2 voluntary stretch targets with financial incentives.
2014- Version 2 update of the Toronto Green Standard came into effect.
2018- Version 3 update came into effect.
The Toronto Green Standard is Toronto’s sustainable design requirements for new private and City-owned developments. The Standard consists of tiers of performance measures with supporting guidelines that promote sustainable site and building design. Toronto Green Standard implements the environmental policies of the City of Toronto Official Plan and the requirements of multiple City divisions through the community planning and development approvals process administered by the City Planning Division.