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Aaron Barter

At Waterfront Toronto, Aaron focuses on enabling the design and development of new climate-positive urban neighbourhoods. He was previously at the MaRS Discovery District, where he worked with government, utilities, and the private-sector on the evolution of Ontario’s energy sector, and aimed to spark connections between Canadian start-ups and energy sector incumbents, including building owners and utilities. Before joining MaRS, he worked in land development with Mattamy Homes as a construction and project coordinator. He has also spent time working at municipalities on roads, public works, mapping, and environmental projects. Aaron holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, and is an avid runner and cross-country skier.

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  • A New, Resilient Vision for Sustainable Neighbourhoods on the Waterfront

    Posted: Feb 8, 2021  

    With evolution in Toronto’s real estate industry and advancement of green building specifications, Waterfront Toronto has accordingly updated requirements to deliver zero-carbon-ready buildings.


  • Applying Our New Resilience and Innovation Framework To Villiers Island

    Posted: Oct 29, 2019  

    Waterfront Toronto’s Resilience and Innovation Framework and Sustainability will come to life with the development of future waterfront communities like Villiers Island.


  • Building on Sustainability: Villiers Island

    Posted: Oct 16, 2017  

    Along with many of its key features, Villiers Island will aim to be one of the first climate positive communities in Canada. In order to achieve that goal for, we reexamined neighborhood design elements that affect energy, building and transportation emissions.