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Emma Loewen

Emma Loewen was previously an Innovation and Sustainability Analyst at Waterfront Toronto. Graduating with a Master of Public Policy and Honours Bachelor of Arts in Environment and Urban Studies from University of Toronto, she is passionate about building inclusive, climate resilient communities. Emma previously worked as a policy researcher with The Atmospheric Fund, collaborating with non-profits and all three levels of government to advance low-carbon urban policy solutions in the GTHA. In her spare time, she volunteers as an advisory board member with The Model Alliance, working with governments, NGO’s and private organizations to establish labour protections and sustainability practices in the fashion industry. 

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  • Preliminary Human Rights Impact Assessment for Quayside Project

    Posted: Jan 17, 2020  

    In order to inform Waterfront Toronto’s evaluation of Sidewalk Labs’ proposals for Quayside, we have engaged a team of world-leading experts in human rights impact and risk assessments for large-scale development and construction projects.


  • What's new in the West Don Lands

    Posted: Dec 11, 2019  

    The West Don Lands was the first waterfront neighbourhood we planned back in 2003. Plans are underway for an Indigenous Hub and affordable housing in the neighbourhood.


  • How we plan to create resilient and climate positive waterfront communities

    Posted: Sep 24, 2019  

    In 2017, we released our Resilience and Innovation Framework for Sustainability - an important document that reflects our commitment to environmental sustainability and guides our work towards creating climate positive communities. In this blog post, we examine the corresponding Action Plan that identifies the specific initiatives that will help us in achieving our objectives.


  • CSRSR Profile Series: Inclusive Communities

    Posted: Apr 3, 2019  

    In the fourth installment of our 2017 CSRSR profile series, we’re looking at how Waterfront Toronto delivers inclusive communities along the lake by creating affordable housing, an accessible public realm and meaningful public engagement opportunities.


  • CSRSR Profile Series: Aquatic Habitat

    Posted: Mar 7, 2019  

    For the third installment of our 2017 CSRSR profile series, we're headed underwater to explore the important role that Waterfront Toronto has played in supporting Lake Ontario's aquatic ecosystems.


  • CSRSR Profile Series: Green Buildings

    Posted: Feb 11, 2019  

    For the second installment of our 2017 CSRSR profile series, we're looking at Waterfront Toronto's history of pushing the boundaries in green building design and some of our recent achievements thanks to precedent-setting sustainability standards.


  • CSRSR Profile Series: Public Realm

    Posted: Jan 23, 2019  

    In this five-part CSRSR Profile Series, we explore different themes and key accomplishments that have come out of our 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. For our first installment, we dive into some of our public realm achievements.


  • Here’s how we report on our social responsibility and sustainability practices

    Posted: Nov 20, 2018  

    We're pleased to announce the release of our 2015-2017 Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report. In this blog post, we explore the importance of this reporting for Waterfront Toronto and highlight some of our key achievements over the last few years.