In the News

Here are some recent news stories:

June 12, 2024 - Toronto Home Retrofits Vice-Chair Paul Dowsett and Secretary-Treasurer Lori Zucchiatti O'Neill are featured in an episode of BMO's Sustainable Living podcast. They join two other sustainability leaders in discussing the benefits of energy-efficient upgrades to help homeowners make informed choices that can reduce energy costs, improve comfort and contribute to a healthier environment. Listen to it here.

March 22, 2024 - Toronto Home Retrofits issues a letter to the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, federal Minister of Natural Resources, regarding the cancellation of the Greener Homes Grant program and its proposed replacement. Read it here.

September 8, 2023, Canadian Architect, Residential architects tackle Net Zero challenge. Read it here

February 26, 2023, CBC Radio One (National, "What on Earth?" program and podcast). Pocket Retrofit Coach Paul Dowsett and Pocket Changemaker Raj speak about the challenges homeowners face when considering a green home retrofit, and the solution that our community's retrofit coordination service offers. Hear it here - starts at the 36:40 mark.

January 18, 2023, CBC Radio One (Toronto, "Metro Morning" program). Architect Paul Dowsett retrofitted his house to be net zero emissions and then got his neighbours involved too. Now it's a climate action-focused neighbourhood in the city's east end. They're teaching others how to do the same. Hear it here.

January 17, 2023, (national, Top Stories). Agents of Change: A small neighbourhood in Toronto has built a program to help residents reduce their household emissions. Could their grassroots approach become a template for the rest of the country? Read it here.

January 17, 2023, CBC Radio One ("The World at Six" national news broadcast). Profile of Pocket Change, the Changemakers program, and the need for home retrofits featuring Paul Dowsett. Hear it here.

January 12, 2023, CBC-TV ("The National" newscast). Why a neighbourhood group is retrofitting single family homes in Toronto. Watch it here.