West Bolton SNAP

BE PART OF A NEIGHBOURHOOD TRANSFORMATION!



Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), along with the Town of Caledon, Region of Peel as well as local residents and groups is developing a Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) for the community of West Bolton.


Do you live or work in West Bolton?

Get involved in developing an action plan to transform your neighbourhood into a sustainable, beautiful and vibrant place. Use the tools below to:

  • Provide input on draft action plan and project designs (coming soon).
  • Share your ideas for local projects or initiatives.
  • Flag important neighbourhood landmarks.
  • Share your stories about the neighbourhood.
  • Attend a community event or workshop.

PARTNERS:



BE PART OF A NEIGHBOURHOOD TRANSFORMATION!



Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), along with the Town of Caledon, Region of Peel as well as local residents and groups is developing a Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) for the community of West Bolton.


Do you live or work in West Bolton?

Get involved in developing an action plan to transform your neighbourhood into a sustainable, beautiful and vibrant place. Use the tools below to:

  • Provide input on draft action plan and project designs (coming soon).
  • Share your ideas for local projects or initiatives.
  • Flag important neighbourhood landmarks.
  • Share your stories about the neighbourhood.
  • Attend a community event or workshop.

PARTNERS:



  • Join your neighbours in saving! Sign up for a Home Consultation

    about 1 year ago

    Are you interested in saving on your energy and water bills? Being more sustainable? Sign-up for a FREE Home Consultation to learn more.

    Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/homeretrofit or call us to reserve your spot today! Over 21 of your neighbours have already participated. Only residents in the West Bolton area are eligible.

    What’s a home consultation?

    • 30-minute appointment face-to-face with two West Bolton SNAP staff
    • Learn about potential retrofits for your home and available programs and incentives
    • Personalized advice and information based on your needs, interests and budget
    • Chance to win 1 of 10 Free Home Energy Audits provided...

    Are you interested in saving on your energy and water bills? Being more sustainable? Sign-up for a FREE Home Consultation to learn more.

    Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/homeretrofit or call us to reserve your spot today! Over 21 of your neighbours have already participated. Only residents in the West Bolton area are eligible.

    What’s a home consultation?

    • 30-minute appointment face-to-face with two West Bolton SNAP staff
    • Learn about potential retrofits for your home and available programs and incentives
    • Personalized advice and information based on your needs, interests and budget
    • Chance to win 1 of 10 Free Home Energy Audits provided by Enbridge ($600 value)
    • Receive free LED lightbulbs and a free Energy Smart Savings Kit

    Each home consultation is free and part of the West Bolton SNAP project, a partnership between Town of Caledon, Region of Peel and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to help make your neighbourhood greener, healthier and more vibrant.

    Contact Courtney den Elzen with any further questions at courtney.denelzen@trca.on.ca or 416-669-2329

    For more info about the West Bolton SNAP visit https://yoursay.ca/snap-westbolton

  • Home Energy Consultation Program has Launched!

    about 1 year ago

    In our recent Home Retrofit Survey, and throughout our consultations this summer, the community expressed interest in redcuing water and energy consumption and saving money on utilities. Already over a dozen of your neighbours have taken steps to achieving those goals by participating in our Home Consultation program. Interested in scheduling a a free appointment of your own?

    Each home consultation is a FREE 45-minute appointment at your home with trained West Bolton SNAP staff. During the visit we will discuss potential retrofits for your home, and available programs, incentives and rebates to aid in making upgrades. Each home consultation...

    In our recent Home Retrofit Survey, and throughout our consultations this summer, the community expressed interest in redcuing water and energy consumption and saving money on utilities. Already over a dozen of your neighbours have taken steps to achieving those goals by participating in our Home Consultation program. Interested in scheduling a a free appointment of your own?

    Each home consultation is a FREE 45-minute appointment at your home with trained West Bolton SNAP staff. During the visit we will discuss potential retrofits for your home, and available programs, incentives and rebates to aid in making upgrades. Each home consultation is free and part of the West Bolton SNAP project, a partnership between Region of Peel, Town of Caledon, and the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to help make your neighbourhood greener, healthier and more vibrant.

    If you are interested in getting started please contact Courtney den Elzen at courtney.denElzen@trca.on.ca or 416-661-6600 ext. 5555.
  • Last Call for Home Retrofit Survey and Prize Draw

    over 1 year ago

    During the last few weeks over a hundred neighbours have provided feedback on the West Bolton SNAP project to make the area greener, healthier and more vibrant. Residents expressed that they would like to participate in a program to reduce their energy and water consumption at home and save money. We are excited to launch a Home Retrofit Program to make that happen!

    We are asking West Bolton residents like yourself to help us tailor the program to your needs and interests by taking a short survey. You received a letter from the town about the opportunity last...

    During the last few weeks over a hundred neighbours have provided feedback on the West Bolton SNAP project to make the area greener, healthier and more vibrant. Residents expressed that they would like to participate in a program to reduce their energy and water consumption at home and save money. We are excited to launch a Home Retrofit Program to make that happen!

    We are asking West Bolton residents like yourself to help us tailor the program to your needs and interests by taking a short survey. You received a letter from the town about the opportunity last week. This email is a reminder that the deadline is approaching. Please fill it out by Friday August 3rd online at the link below:

    www.surveymonkey.com/r/westbolton

    By completing the survey you will also be entered into a draw for a chance to WIN one of the following prizes: a $50 gift card for a local grocery store, a rain barrel and a family day pass to TRCA’s conservation parks.

    The Town is committed to ensuring materials produced are accessible to everyone. If you require any of the materials to be made available in an alternate format for accessibility purposes, please contact Legislative Services Town staff at 905.584.2272 x.2366 or accessibility@caledon.ca.

    Thanks so much. We’re looking forward to your responses!

    Sincerely,

    The West Bolton SNAP Team


  • Unveiling of Draft Project Concepts for West Bolton

    over 1 year ago

    We are very pleased to announce the unveiling of draft project concepts that were developed for the West Bolton neighbourhood as part of the West Bolton SNAP (Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan) project.

    Developed in partnership with the University of Toronto, these project ideas integrate community and subject matter experts’ feedback received through several engagement activities.

    Local input on the proposed project concepts is important to us. Outlined below are various opportunities to comment on draft project concepts to make the West Bolton SNAP neighbourhood a more sustainable, healthy and vibrant place. Those who provide comments on the proposed project...

    We are very pleased to announce the unveiling of draft project concepts that were developed for the West Bolton neighbourhood as part of the West Bolton SNAP (Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan) project.

    Developed in partnership with the University of Toronto, these project ideas integrate community and subject matter experts’ feedback received through several engagement activities.

    Local input on the proposed project concepts is important to us. Outlined below are various opportunities to comment on draft project concepts to make the West Bolton SNAP neighbourhood a more sustainable, healthy and vibrant place. Those who provide comments on the proposed project concepts can choose to be entered into a draw to win one of two $50 gift cards to a local grocery store of choice. However, only those living in the project area are eligible to win a prize.


    Public Open House
    Wednesday, June 27
    6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    Albion Bolton Community Centre, Room D
    (150 Queen St S, Bolton ON)


    Virtual Public Open House
    Monday, June 18 to Thursday, July 5
    Online at https://yoursay.ca/snap-westbolton/survey_tools/virtualopenhouse

  • West Bolton SNAP is hiring!

    over 1 year ago

    In April 2018, our little team will be growing! We are very excited to share that we are hiring a Technical Analyst to help us deliver programs and projects as part of the West Bolton SNAP project. If you have a passion for the environment and community engagement, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. It is a bonus if you happen to live in Bolton.

    Check out the job description, required skills and information on how to apply here.

    In April 2018, our little team will be growing! We are very excited to share that we are hiring a Technical Analyst to help us deliver programs and projects as part of the West Bolton SNAP project. If you have a passion for the environment and community engagement, this may be the perfect opportunity for you. It is a bonus if you happen to live in Bolton.

    Check out the job description, required skills and information on how to apply here.

  • Update from Thought Leaders Forum on November 23, 2017

    over 1 year ago
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    On November 23, 2017, the SNAP project hosted the Thought Leaders Forum to identify innovative integrated retrofits and project ideas specifically for West Bolton.

    More than 50 local community members, school representatives, councilors and subject-area experts across different sustainability themes -- including staff from Town of Caledon, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Region of Peel -- participated in the Forum, which was facilitated by Ascentia.

    Participants moved through a series of activities to become familiar with the history of West Bolton, understand the current conditions and, finally, to come up with a refined vision and creative project...

    On November 23, 2017, the SNAP project hosted the Thought Leaders Forum to identify innovative integrated retrofits and project ideas specifically for West Bolton.

    More than 50 local community members, school representatives, councilors and subject-area experts across different sustainability themes -- including staff from Town of Caledon, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Region of Peel -- participated in the Forum, which was facilitated by Ascentia.

    Participants moved through a series of activities to become familiar with the history of West Bolton, understand the current conditions and, finally, to come up with a refined vision and creative project ideas for the future of this neighbourhood.

    By bringing together community representatives with in-depth understanding of local needs and opportunities, as well as subject-area experts with knowledge of cutting edge sustainability practices, the SNAP team piloted a new and speedy approach to identification of innovative projects and programs to inspire development of a SNAP for West Bolton.

    Skid Crease provides a great overview of the event in this article for the Just Sayin’ Caledon blog.

    What's Next?

    Based on the input provided at the Thought Leaders Forum and other engagement activities, the SNAP Team will now develop an outline of an Action Plan for West Bolton that will identify specific projects and programs to implement.

    SNAP has also partnered with the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design to develop the Action Plan concept plan and design concepts for a selection of projects.

    Several engagement sessions will be organized in the neighbourhood in April and May 2018 to get local input on the draft Action Plan.