What's happening atop that Toronto highrise
Did you know that Toronto is covered in green roofs? Well, it’s covered in roofs that were once green. Nobody knows if they still are.
This is the problem that motivates Professor Liat Margolis of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.
Thanks to a 2009 bylaw that mandated green roofs for new buildings over 2,000 square metres, developers city-wide are blanketing their buildings in plants. But since the city has no power of inspection, no one knows if the roofs are thriving.