SNAP Overview

This brochure provides a concise overview of SNAP’s neighbourhood-focused approach to the challenges of urban renewal and climate action, the components of the program, and the benefits delivered to communities.

SNAP Program Overview
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Effective Neighbourhood and Business Zone Models for Low Carbon Mobilization

Report of a collaboration of nine municipalities and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) as part of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Transition 2050 stream of the Municipal Climate Innovation Program.

Climate Action Co-benefits Project Evaluation Guide

A transferable process developed by the University of Waterloo for TRCA to help practitioners develop an evaluation framework focused on measuring benefits and co-benefits associated with neighbourhood-based climate action and sustainability projects.

Climate Action Co-benefits Project Evaluation Guide
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SNAP Summary Documents

Reports of each action plan and the process followed in its development.

Additional Reports and Presentations

Learning from Each Other in Times of Change: A Holistic Sustainability Approach in Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods in Canada and the Netherlands

This report was published by the Dutch experimental program Sustainability in Vulnerable Neighbourhoods – Verduurzaming van kwetsbare wijken, or VKW – which was inspired by SNAP. It includes a comparison of lessons learned from the neighbourhood-based approach to sustainability and urban renewal in Canada and the Netherlands.


Neighbourhood Screening Process and SNAP Model: Maximizing Co-Benefits of Infrastructure Renewal and Climate Action

A presentation delivered by Shannon Logan on November 13, 2018 at the Latornell Conservation Symposium. The presentation outlines the municipality-wide screening process developed by the SNAP program to identify the alignment of multiple urban renewal and climate action priorities of municipalities and conservation authorities.


Retrofitting Neighbourhoods to Achieve Your Sustainability Goals

A workshop delivered by the SNAP team as well as municipal partner representatives in February 2018 for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. The workshop provided an overview of the SNAP program and more in-depth information on various program components and areas of focus, including:

  • SNAP neighbourhood selection process
  • SNAP planning process
  • home retrofit program model
  • Multi-Unit Residential (MUR) renewal
  • Industrial, Commercial and Institutional (ICI) renewal
  • Multi-objective and integrated infrastructure project implementation
  • Strengthening community resilience
  • Measuring socio-economic impacts


Integrated Infrastructure: Lessons from SNAP

Webinar Presentation delivered by Sonya Meek on November 21, 2017 for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. This presentation shows how planned infrastructure renewal projects can be informed by a sustainable neighbourhood retrofit strategy to achieve multiple objectives and build strong community support for implementation.


SNAP: Urban Agriculture Programs in the Black Creek Neighbourhood

On September 15, 2017 our Black Creek SNAP team presented at an urban agriculture forum at Ryerson University to celebrate the first ever mayoral proclamation of Urban Agriculture Day.


Five Year Program Review Report

This report provides a summary of our preliminary review findings, innovation we’re seeing in the SNAP pilot areas, and recommended directions for future of the SNAP program.



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City of Brampton

Brampton Residents Brampton Grow Green Environmental Portal
Trees, Plants and Flowers Brampton Garbage and Recycling
Brampton Parks and Trails Brampton Official Plan
Brampton Transit Brampton Environmental Master Plan
Smart Commute Brampton Caledon Brampton Emergency Management Office

Region of Peel

Conservation Peel Fusion Landscapes
Peel Region Walk and Roll program Region of Peel Climate Change Strategy
Peel Region Official Plan Healthy Peel By Design

Town of Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill Environmental Initiatives  Richmond Hill Environmental Events Calendar
Richmond Hill Lake Wilcox Richmond Hill Official Plan

York Region

York Region Water Efficiency Program “Water for Tomorrow” York Region Environmental Services
York Region Water Conservation Page York Region Official Plan
York Region Sustainable Buildings York Region Sustainability Progress Report
York Region Clean Air Program “20/20 The Way to Clean Air” York Region Transportation Master Plan
York Region Waste

City of Toronto

City of Toronto Environment Portal  City of Toronto Official Plan
City of Toronto Environment Office City of Toronto Green Guidelines and Standards
Live Green Toronto  

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA)

Visions for the Living City Kortright Centre for Conservation
STEP Understanding Climate Change
Partners in Project Green Protecting Watersheds
Archetype Sustainable House Water Management