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Michael Garron Hospital gets funding for going green

Michael Garron Hospital’s efforts to be eco-friendly have paid off.

Not only has the East York hospital’s focus on cutting down its use of electricity saved 419,000 kWh per year — the equivalent of taking 50 homes off the grid —  but it’s also led to a hefty cheque from Toronto Hydro.

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New E.Y. Civic Centre solar panels generate enough to power 10 homes

The East York Civic Centre has long been a place from where power emanates. That’s never been more true than now. The Civic Centre’s roof is sporting recently installed solar panels, which generate approximately 40 kilowatts of electricity, or enough to power about 10 medium- to large-sized homes, according to project manager Rob Maxwell.