Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Toronto City Hall Green Roof

Toronto's City Hall consists of a large podium that supports 2 towers with the council chamber nestled in between them. This summer the whole roof of the podium has been turned into a green roof with 35,000 sq ft of plants (grasses, sedums, perennial flowers, trees, etc) as well as lovely seating areas. This sets an example for the new Toronto bylaw requiring all new developments over a certain size to have green roofs and at the same time will cut down on energy costs at City Hall!

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