The Globe and Mail is reporting that more than 200 buildings are listed on Toronto’s official website as being green building, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The paper has also found that many of these green buildings aren’t actually designed to be green at all.
A number of buildings on the list were listed in 2012, and a few more have since been removed from the city’s planning database.
In all, more than 600 green buildings have been identified, with the most recent being an apartment building that was listed in 2016.
Some of the more notable examples are the Green Building at the corner of Bloor and College Streets, which was designed by Architects and Engineers for Toronto, and the Green Tower at Queen Street and Finch Avenue East, which is now home to a restaurant and café.
The Globe has reached out to a spokesperson for the city to learn more about the green building designation process.