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Connecting International delegations with Canadian expertise!

The CaGBC International Program is a special four day program designed for international delegates who are interested in exploring the landscape of Canada’s green building industry, interacting with Canadian companies and identifying potential business and partnership opportunities

Company Visits

Visit Canadian companies and discuss potential partnerships and collaboration while touring their facilities.

Business to Business matchmaking meetings

Meet with Canadian green building decision-makers at matchmaking sessions to explore opportunities for trade and partnership.Find out more here.


Attend a variety of special events where you can network with Canadian industry leaders, government officials, and fellow conference delegates.

Register now for $600 plus 13% HST

This fee includes all elements of the custom program detailed below. Travel and accommodations are not included. Additional fees apply to purchasing exhibit space on the Expo floor, and to attend the CaGBC Leadership Awards Gala Dinner. International Program delegates can purchase a ticket to the Gala for a special discounted rate of $150. Register here. Trade Commissioners and individuals from abroad are invited to contact Nellie Cheng at for more information or to organize a formal delegation.

Travel and Accommodation

Fairmont Royal York is located in the center of Downtown Toronto, and is minutes away from its biggest attractions. Our room block is now closed. To book your stay at the Fairmont, please visit their website.
The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5J 1E3
Telephone: 416-368-2511 / 800-441-1414 FREE
Fax: 416-368-9040

We have also arranged a number of travel discounts for your convenience. Please view the details here to help plan your trip. It’s important to note that the CaGBC will be providing daily shuttles to and from the Allstream Centre and the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in order to make travel to and from the Conference convenient for delegates. A detailed schedule will be posted.

International Program highlights

Monday, June 6

International Welcome Breakfast
7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

The program will be launched at this networking breakfast event at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Green Building Tours
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

These custom tours will give international delegates firsthand experience of internationally acclaimed green buildings in Toronto - the city with the highest number of LEED certified projects in Canada.


 Tour #1


Bridgepoint Hospital

Considered to be the first purpose-built hospital designed specifically to provide care for patients needing rehabilitation, and those living with complex health conditions. An internationally recognized healthcare and research centre, it is seen as one of the most interesting projects designed to support healing, and inspire health and innovation.  The site also includes the 150 year old Don Jail and the surrounding park lands.  The hospital and restored heritage site have won numerous awards for construction and adaptive reuse.
1 GBCI CE hour

 Tour #2

MaRS  Innovation Centre (Phase 2)

MaRS is a state-of-the-art office, co-working and research laboratory space that is LEED Canada-CS Gold certified. This iconic, 21-story building is located downtown next to the Toronto Eaton Centre Shopping Mall. Its anchors the University Health Network campus and adjacent to the provincial government buildings. MaRS is designed to be a central point for the convergence of ideas and innovation between science, business and government.
1 GBCI CE hour

 Tour #3

George Brown College (Waterfront Campus)

Certified LEED NC Gold, this exemplary facility dedicated to teaching health sciences and has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability. “Living lab” that provides and evaluates innovative service models and products that emphasize health and wellness. Designed in compliance with the Waterfront Toronto initiatives and inclusive of mixed-use sustainable design excellence.
1 GBCI CE hour

 Tour #4

Waterfront Toronto

Waterfront Toronto is the public advocate and steward of waterfront revitalization, mandated to deliver sustainable, mixed use communities integrated with public transit, parks and open spaces. Created in 2001 by the three orders of government, Waterfront Toronto was given $1.5 billion of seed capital to transform 800 hectares of underutilized brownfield lands, making it one of the largest waterfront revitalization projects in the world.

To date, Waterfront Toronto’s accomplishments include:

  • Designing and delivering several award-winning parks and opens spaces such as Sugar Beach, Sherbourne Common and Corktown Common;
  • Completing a number of residential, commercial and affordable housing buildings such as George Brown College, Toronto Community Housing, River City, and the Canary District in the West Don Lands;
  • Revitalizing Queens Quay; and
  • Constructing new essential underground infrastructure.

Now into the second half of its mandate, Waterfront Toronto is focused on plans to naturalize the mouth of the Don River, providing critical flood protection that will allow for the revitalization of the Port Lands; East Bayfront transit; and, completing additional infrastructure and public realm initiatives.  Join us on a tour of the waterfront and learn how Waterfront Toronto’s commitment to principles of complete communities, resilient cities and sustainability is impacting the development of the East Bayfront, Port Lands, and West Don Lands precincts.
1.5 GBCI CE hour

International Delegate Lunch
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

International delegates will have the opportunity to network with Canadian industry leaders and government officials while enjoying a meal at one of Toronto’s favorite restaurants in the financial district.

CaGBC Welcome Reception
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

International delegates will attend the Building Lasting Change Welcome Reception at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, where they will meet Canadian conference delegates as the CaGBC kicks off two days of learning and networking.

Tuesday, June 7

CaGBC Education
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Join the conference delegates at the Opening Plenary for breakfast and a keynote presentation, followed by education breakout sessions to round out the morning. Another stream of education sessions will take place later in the afternoon. Free shuttle available.

Toronto Sustainability Policy Roundtable
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Transforming Toronto to a Low Carbon and Resilient City.
1 GBCI CE hour

Presented by: Mark Bekkering, Environment & Energy Division; Lisa King, City Planning Division; Lisa Prime, Waterfront Toronto

This session will introduce participants to the next generation of policy and support tools, being developed in the City of Toronto to drive low carbon communities that are more resilient to extreme weather. City of Toronto staff will describe: new scenario modelling approaches to realizing deep carbon reductions across sectors; the results of a global best practices scan leading to resilient buildings standards; and green building and green infrastructure strategies. Waterfront Toronto will provide an overview of its resilience and innovation direction within its sustainability mandate. This will cover revitalization efforts completed to date, including the market transformation in green building, as well as the new focus to address climate change leadership in low carbon development in the Port Lands. Plans to naturalize the mouth of the Don River will be highlighted – a project that provides critical flood protection to revitalize the Port lands area, a massive underutilized brownfields site. Waterfront Toronto will also provide details on carbon reduction initiatives, including participation in the C40 Climate Positive Development Program.

Guided Tour of Expo Floor
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Lunch will be served on the Expo floor, followed by a guided tour for international delegates. The Expo allows delegates to network and learn about innovative Canadian companies and products. The guided tour will lead delegates through the exhibition and provide an introduction to innovative green building products and technologies. For information on exhibiting (including fees and logistics), please contact Jane Eaton at .

CaGBC Gala (Optional)
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.

The Gala Dinner and Leadership Awards Ceremony will take place Tuesday evening. Come celebrate the top individuals, companies and organizations in the industry. The Gala is not included in the International Program Registration fee. A ticket can be purchased for $150.

Wednesday, June 8

CaGBC Education
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Join the conference delegates for breakfast and then education breakout sessions in the morning. Another stream of education sessions will take place later in the afternoon, and international delegates are also invited to attend the noon-hour lunch plenary panel.

Business to Business Matchmaking Meetings
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Meet with Canadian counterparts at matchmaking session throughout the day to explore opportunities for trade and partnership.

Thursday, June 9

Company Visits
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Visit Canadian companies and discuss potential partnerships and collaborations while touring their facilities.

Enhance your experience at Building Lasting Change

  • Interested in exhibiting? Contact Jane Eaton at
  • Interested in attending the Leadership Awards Gala? Purchase your ticket here
  • Interested in coordinating an international delegation? Contact Nellie Cheng at