On to the next..

The Civic Salon has come to a close. Now it’s time for the next thing..

Thank you so much for your support and participation!

 

 

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Compost Uncovered

We did it. And we smelled it. Toronto’s Disco Road Green Bin Processing Facility, that is. John, Derek and Nadine gave us a great tour of the facility, fully equipped with hard hats and reflective vests. We even got to the bottom of the plastic bag mystery.. All of the compost gets put into a centrifuge that spins around, separating the good waste from the bad. Heavy objects like shoes and glass, fall to the bottom of the centrifuge, while the light plastics float to the top. The ‘good stuff’ settles in the middle, before being turned into compost.

The site is also odourless! At least on the outside… so it can be nestled right into the heart of a city. The anaerobic digestion projects also produced biogas, which the team is working to harness and eventually sell back to the grid. Pretty sweet, eh?

Safety first! Walking through the site.

Safety first! Walking through the site.

Waste organics

This might look harmless, but it smells like something fierce…

Making magic! Waste to compost..

Making magic! Waste to compost..

Ain't she a beaut?

Ain’t she a beaut?

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Inside Toronto’s Organic Waste!

We’re headed to the Disco Road Green Bin Facility. Wahoo!

Learn more at the Upcoming Site Visit page. 

Get tickets here! 

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Site Tour this September…

We are cooking something up for you..

Does this picture give you a hint?

Cow!

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Our Road Trip to Hamilton!

On Saturday, April 25th, with the sun shining bright, we visited 3 of the cities 147 waterfalls, drove through Dundas, Westdale, McMaster, spoke with leading city builders, and walked the downtown from James Street North to the waterfront.

Speaking with Jason Thorne, General Manager of Economic Development and Planning on Ottawa Street

Speaking with Jason Thorne, General Manager of Economic Development and Planning on Ottawa Street

Walking with Lynda Lukasic of Environment Hamilton to learn of the city's challenges with industry and the changes underway in Windermere Basin

Walking with Lynda Lukasic of Environment Hamilton to learn of the city’s challenges with industry and the changes underway in Windermere Basin

A group shot at Albion Water Falls.

A group shot at Albion Water Falls.

Speaking with Ryan McGreal of Raise the Hammer at Sam Lawrence Lookout Point

Speaking with Ryan McGreal of Raise the Hammer at Sam Lawrence Lookout Point

We were also in the news! If you want to hear and read some of the Hamiltime press, check out the links below.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/toronto-loves-hamilton-here-s-your-proof-1.3047781

http://www.thespec.com/news-story/5577178-so-this-is-hamilton-nice-say-bus-load-of-toronto-tourists/

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We’re going to Hamilton!

Hamiltime

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Thank you, Lake Ontario!

Enwave heat exchanger

Check it out, it’s a heat exchanger!!

It’s hard to believe we have a Deep Lake Water Cooling system right here in our very own city! Daniel took us on a great tour to see the inner workings of the John Street Pumping station. In these heat exchangers, water is flowing from Lake Ontario alongside water from the City – only separated by special plates. Without ever touching, heat is transferred – cooling water that will then be pumped through buildings in Toronto’s downtown core.

Enwave

 

 

 

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