Events & Training

LIVING CITY CAMPUS
EVENTS & TRAINING

NOTE: For school groups (K-12) and general public programming, please visit the Kortright Centre for Conservation.


 

The Living City Campus is an educational hub where industry professionals and homeowners alike gather to learn, share and discover.

Our education and training workshops cover a range of interest areas, including:

  • Water

  • Renewable Energy

  • Sustainable Design & Construction

  • Sustainable Living

  • Monitoring

The Living City Campus is home to a range of technology demonstration sites that are incorporated into course curriculum, where possible, as a means of enhancing the learning experience through hands-on participation, and by providing a unique interactive experience that aims to transform not only individual perspectives, but also our collective capacity to build a healthy and lasting city region.

Our roster of professional instructors and presenters include leading industry experts from around the world, who come to the campus with a passion to share their expertise, their knowledge and their years of practical experience.


 

THE LIVING CITY CAMPUS CALENDAR

 

  UPCOMING EVENTS

 


Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control in Toronto, ON: November 14-15, 2017

The 1.5-day training course covers roles and responsibilities, background information, inspecting best management practices, regulations and compliance, and conducting construction site inspections. Participants will have the opportunity to take part in classroom exercises reviewing ESC plans and reports.

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 Coming Soon!

Repairing Incised and Degraded (Urbanized) Streams – Natural Channel Design, Biotechnical Techniques and Case Studies

This two-day course will present the current state of the art with regards to environmentally-sensitive stream and river repair and bank protection. The training will combine classroom and hands on learning – combining theory with the practical applications and lots of case studies. The classroom sessions will cover topics like basic fluvio-geomorphology, stream forms and processes, Proper Functioning Condition, hydromodification and environmentally-sensitive techniques.

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  ONLINE LEARNING


Webinar – Using Bioretention Soils to Remove Pollutants from Stormwater Runoff: August 23, 2017

This webinar will review assumption protocols for bioretention soils to ensure that they function properly, the level of risk for contamination of bioretention soils and insights on how to inspect and determine if maintenance of these soils is required.

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Webinar – Use of Polyacrylamides to Reduce Erosion and Improve Water Quality

Anionic polyacrylamides (PAMs) are effectively used in erosion control, water clarification, mining, oil and gas, and pond-lake management applications. Anionic PAMs prevent erosion by facilitating agglomeration of soil particles, and remove suspended sediment, metals, and nutrients (i.e. inorganic phosphorus) from the water column through flocculation, resulting in improved water quality. In addition, anionic PAMs can be used in environmentally sensitive applications as they are non-toxic to aquatic organisms. This presentation will discuss multiple applications where anionic PAMs were used in conjunction with best management practices (BMPs) to prevent erosion and improve or maintain water quality in surrounding ponds, lakes, and streams. Specific applications will be the focus of this presentation and associated case studies including use of anionic PAMs for (1) demucking (pond clean out) and; (2) erosion control near riparian and ecologically sensitive areas (i.e. designated trout streams). An overview of the TRCA’s Anionic Polyacrylamide Application Guide for Urban Construction will also be provided.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Maintaining Stormwater Management Facilities: A How-To Guide

This previously recorded webinar will provide a step-by-step guide to the cost-effective and timely planning and execution of sediment removal projects for stormwater management ponds and constructed wetlands.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Creating More Absorbent Landscapes Through Soil Amendments

This previously recorded webinar presents recommended best practices and minimum standards for preserving and restoring healthy soil in landscaped areas during urban construction and will highlight current efforts underway to standardize soil specifications across Ontario.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Clarifying TRCA Expectations for Detailed Erosion and Sediment Control Plans

In this previously recorded webinar, TRCA planning ecologist Maria Parish explains the approach and principles that TRCA is advocating with respect to Erosion and Sediment Control plans.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Soil Risk Assessment Tool

In this previously recorded webinar, Jennifer Thompson, of Azimuth Environmental provides a step-by-step overview of the Soil Risk Assessment (SRA) Tool.

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Previously Recorded Webinar – Isolating In Water and Near Water Works

This previously recorded webinar will help guide the planning and implementation of in-water works to ensure compliance with relevant legislation, regulations, policies and programs for Permit Applications under Regulation 166/06.

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E-Learning Course – Introduction to Low Impact Development

This online course has been developed to introduce participants to the concept of Low Impact Development (LID). It is intended for developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of sustainable stormwater planning and practices.

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E-Learning Course – Design of Infiltration Practices: Low Impact Development Technical Training

This online course has been developed to provide participants with the technical training required to design Low Impact Development (LID) infiltration practices and guides them through the steps of the design process.

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E-Learning Course – Polymers for Construction Site Erosion and Sediment Control

This online course has been developed to familiarize participants with the concepts of polymers and how they can be used for Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) on construction sites.

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E-Learning Course – Introduction to Erosion and Sediment Control

This online course has been developed to introduce participants to the concepts of Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC). It is intended for contractors, developers, consultants, municipal staff, landowners or anyone looking to gain a general knowledge of erosion and sediment control concepts and best management practices.

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  UPCOMING EVENTS

 


 

Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction: August 19, 2017

The Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction workshop is designed to introduce participants to the criteria for the selection of a solar electric (photovoltaic) or wind energy system.

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Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems: August 20, 2017

The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes.

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Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction: November 18, 2017

The Solar and Wind Energy Electric System Introduction workshop is designed to introduce participants to the criteria for the selection of a solar electric (photovoltaic) or wind energy system.

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Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems: November 19, 2017

The Off Grid and Emergency Back Up Systems workshop connects the fundamentals of photovoltaic and wind energy production with the components required for back up systems for off-grid systems or emergency back up energy systems for homes.

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Achieving Net Zero: Renewable Energy Options to Get You There: September 21, 2017

Join EnerQuality and Toronto and Region Conservation’s resident technical experts for a one day training workshop for builders on renewable energy options in the residential housing market, and mechanical systems that work in tandem to achieve net zero.

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  ONLINE LEARNING

 

E-learning Course – Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Operation and Maintenance (O&M)

This free online course is intended for anyone involved in day-to-day operation and management of a solar photovoltaic system, or responsible for procuring services to conduct O&M on a PV system.

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E-learning Course – Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System Commissioning

This free course is intended for anyone interested in learning about the various activities involved in the comprehensive commissioning of grid-tied solar photovoltaic systems.

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  UPCOMING EVENTS


Southern Ontario Passive House Tour and Seminar: June 10, 2017

Join Passive House Canada and 60 other Passive House enthusiasts on a full day tour of Passive House projects and an ERV factory in Southern Ontario.  This is an opportunity to explore built projects, network with local industry professionals, and hear from speakers on the latest news and developments in Passive House design, both from a global perspective and in Canada and Ontario.

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