Sustainability at Kortright

Coyote AlleyThe Kortright Centre for Conservation is Ontario's premier environmental and renewable energy education and demonstration centre.

Since 1982, the Kortright Centre has been a centre of excellence in the field of sustainable technology. Walk the 1.6km Innovation Trail and see Canada's largest educational demonstrations of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. Take your energy education one step further and participate in one of the Kortright Centre's energy workshops and learn how to conserve energy and save money!

The Kortright Centre for Conservation is located at 9550 Pine Valley Drive in Woodbridge. Pine Valley Drive is located south of Major Mackenzie Drive, west of Highway 400.

Our Mission

The Kortright Centre works with individuals and communities to accelerate the adoption of sustainable technologies and practices by providing educational programs, demonstrations and partnerships:

  1. to instill an awareness and appreciation of the natural world;
  2. to develop an understanding of the relationships between healthy ecological systems and our lifestyles;
  3. to demonstrate practical, relevant and leading edge sustainable technologies and practices;
  4. to motivate and support individuals, organizations, government and business to adopt sustainable options and actions; and
  5. to develop leaders, champions, projects and programs in the community that accelerates the transformation of the Toronto region into the most sustainable community in the world.

History of the Kortright Centre

Kortright Visitor CentreThe Kortright Centre is named after Francis H. Kortright, world-famous outdoorsman, author and dedicated conservationist. Long before the environmental crisis became a well-known issue worldwide, Kortright recognized the urgency and resolved to do something about it. He devoted the latter part of his life, his full attention and abundant energies, to the cause of protecting wild animals of the fields, the forests, the waters and the skies. In so doing, he created for all Canadians a legacy that will be appreciated by many generations to come. Since the Kortright Centre opened in 1979, it has delivered unique environmental educational experiences to over two million visitors.

The Living City Campus at Kortright

Visit The Living City Campus at Kortright online through a virtual tour. Click the image below to start exploring Canada's largest environmental education centre!

Tour The Living City Campus at Kortright