OUR GREEN INITIATIVES
Yorkdale’s rooftop solar panel installation is one of the largest in the greater Toronto area, with more than 600 panels and 7 inverters spanning more than a kilometer. The panels produce approximately 234,140 kWh annually per hour, equivalent to the annual energy consumption of 40 residential homes. The energy produced by this installation helps supply the annual energy requirements an average-sized Yorkdale store. The installation has marked Oxford’s first large scale solar project and builds on a decade of leadership firsts for Oxford’s Sustainable Intelligence program.
Yorkdale’s rooftop is covered in over 150,000 square feet of greenery. The living roof helps to save energy by reducing atmospheric heating, mitigating local air pollutant and managing surface water run-off.
BICYCLE PARKING STATIONS
Post and ring bicycle stands are located at the entrances of Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, Indigo and Shoppers Drug Mart. Bicycle lockers are located at the entrance of Holt Renfrew and are designed to hold one bicycle each as well as any bicycle gear. To obtain access to a bicycle locker, please visit our security office.
- We recycled more than 1,542 metric tons of paper and cardboard, saving over 27,000 trees from being cut down
- We recycled 103,230 glass bottles, saving enough energy to power a computer for 18 years
- We recycled 922,662 beverage containers, which can produce over 184,000 fiberfill ski jackets
- We diverted over 76,000 cubic yards of waste from landfills
EVERYDAY IS EARTH DAY AT YORKDALE
Yorkdale is proud to be the first shopping centre to ban single use plastic straws. Our Dine on 3 eateries must all use compostable dishware. Yorkdale’s restrooms are furnished with the latest hands-free faucets and low-flow toilets to conserve water.
As one of Canada’s first shopping centres to implement a recycling program, Yorkdale has continually increased its targets for reducing waste since 1994. The shopping centre is equipped with 10 compactors, and all cardboard, paper, bottles, cans and plastics are recycled on site. All retailers are encouraged to participate in the recycling program to ensure Yorkdale continues to exceed its targets each year.