On October 24, 2007, TPLC (then operating as TEDCO) and Monarch Corporation announced Phase One of Evergreen. At the time, it was the largest low-rise green residential community in Canada. Located in Toronto’s Midland and St. Clair area, Evergreen was a joint development between the two corporations, with Monarch as the builder. The project represented the first time that TPLC had partnered with a builder on a residential project. It was also the first time that an entire residential neighbourhood had been built to the LEED for Homes (LEED-H) standard.
The LEED-H rating system evaluates homes by recognizing environmentally appropriate choices in site development and landscaping, water and energy efficiency, selection of building materials and finishes, and indoor environmental quality.
Phase One of Evergreen has evolved into a vibrant residential community which promotes healthier indoor and outdoor living environments for families. The TPLC/ Monarch partnership demonstrates how the public and private sector can work together to address climate change, challenge industry to build to greener standards, and work with the City of Toronto to share new techniques and procedures.