Art by Marley Allen-Ash / The Local

In this issue

Editor's Letter by Nicholas Hune-Brown

Toronto’s Green-ish Economy

If we want to write about the environment, we need to write about business.

Analysis by Emma McIntosh

The Flow of Money: What Southern Ontario’s Nature Is Worth

Talk about a green economy might evoke images of solar panels and carbon capture. But work to conserve and restore ecosystems is already driving economic activity

Feature by Inori Roy

More Electric Vehicles Are Coming to Toronto’s Streets, But Who Gets to Fix Them?

As the federal government introduces ambitious goals for all new cars to be zero-emissions by 2035, mom-and-pop garages are wrestling with EV manufacturers and dealers over the right to repair them.

Investigation by Fatima Syed

Enbridge Gas Is ‘Fighting For Its Survival’—That Means Keeping Ontario on Fossil Fuels

The energy giant is lobbying Ontario municipalities to ensure efforts to reduce emissions don't threaten its bottom line.

Analysis by Wency Leung

What We Found at Three Canadian GFL Locations

Dead fish in North Stormont, conflicting stories in Abbotsford, and a mysterious, unbearable stench in Hamilton.

Analysis by Carl Meyer

Royal Bank of Canada on the Defensive Over Criticism of Fossil Fuel Financing

Accused of being Canada’s biggest financial backer of fossil fuel projects, the bank is feeling the heat—even if it doesn’t say that publicly.

Feature by Dhriti Gupta

Toronto Homes Can’t Go Carbon-Neutral Unless Developers Get On Board

Buildings are Toronto's largest source of greenhouse gases. The city has ambitious plans to fix that, but developers are balking at the price tag.

Investigation by Wency Leung

GFL Says It’s ‘Green For Life’—Its Neighbours Disagree

The GTA waste management company projects a green image. But a history of fires, water contamination, regulatory violations, and the complaints of neighbours from North Carolina to Hamilton tell another story.