Projects: Tower Program

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) SNAP team with assistance from Partners in Project Green team members are bringing together partners to pilot a Tower Program and Demonstration Project in the Burnhamthorpe SNAP neighbourhood of Mississauga.
If your high-rise tower is in the neighbourhood, you won’t want to miss this opportunity!

SAVE MONEY • RETAIN TENANTS • BE SUSTAINABLE

aerial view of residential towers in the Burnhamthorpe SNAP neighbourhood

Tower Program:

The SNAP Tower Program aims to help older Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs) make improvements to their building and gain from savings, while also providing co-benefits to the community and helping improve aging affordable housing.

At no fee, participating towers can schedule a one-on-one meeting to learn about supportive programs and incentives and receive help to access these sources.

Tower Demonstration Project:

As part of the SNAP Tower Program, a number of properties have been selected to participate in a Tower Demonstration to showcase sustainable revitalization and climate change resilience of older MURBs. Demonstration objectives include showcasing innovation (i.e. efficient technology and/or behavior change), testing new technologies and/or processes, demonstrating a business case for retrofit and co-benefits, community programming, and creating new and/or strengthening existing implementation partnerships.

The Demonstration is intended to build on the property owner’s planned projects, priorities and interests, and will integrate input from a variety of technical experts, implementation partners with shared interests and tenants. Retrofits, actions and programs recommended may include:

  • efficient and innovative energy and water systems
  • green roofs, tree planting, low impact development landscape features,
  • waste management,
  • stormwater collection and reuse,
  • community gardens, children’s spaces and other common areas, and
  • community programing.

The Project seeks to integrate input from and support co-benefits in the tenant community, which may include: skills development through training sessions led by TRCA or partners, improved health and well-being through improved neighbour connections, connections with nature, and active living opportunities.

residential towers in Burnhamthorpe SNAP neighbourhood

To learn more and participate in the program, which will improve your building, provide cost savings and contribute to a more sustainable neighbourhood, please contact:

Eric Meliton, Program Manager
Water Stewardship, Partners in Project Green
416-661-6600 ext. 5890 | eric.meliton@trca.ca


Partners:

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