ALERT (Affordable & Low-income Environmental Renewal in Toronto) is a city-building initiative that has emerged through the DiverseCity Fellow program at the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and the Emerging Leaders Network (ELN). ALERT is a toolkit to support continuous improvement cycle in Toronto’s old residential high-rises that represent Toronto’s most viable affordable housing for our most vulnerable citizens. On March 31, ALERT received the top prize from a panel of civic leaders at CivicAction’s dragon den event based on its potential impact, plan development and momentum.
The Toronto region has 1,925 residential towers that one million of our most vulnerable citizens call home. Meanwhile, the equivalent of an entire coal-fired power plant is needed to heat and energize these buildings. These towers are 30 to 70 years old, and the investments we make now will define life in these communities for decades.
Project ALERT is a toolkit to support continuous life-cycle environmental improvement in Toronto’s residential high-rises.
ALERT’s continuous improvement cycle has three main components:
ALERT takes building owners through a Spiral of Success: repeated iterations of the continuous improvement cycle, building on past successes and aiming for larger gains in both financial and environmental performance.
ALERT’s positive impact will be felt along economic, environmental, and social lines.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Partners for Change Workshop!
Imagine My City to run Partners for Change Workshop (Tenant Engagement).
The hackathon was a great success. Thanks to all those came out!
Project ALERT mentioned at the Mississauga News.
ALERT city-building project rises above the rest at ELNshowcase
ALERT's advisory team of experts and key influencers gathered to discuss and evaluate opportunities and barriers.