Toronto’s FreshRents has developed an ingenious library system where members get access to an entire wardrobe for $30 a month. It’s a sustainable solution to the challenges created by fast fashion and textile waste.
Every day thousands of restaurants in Toronto send leftover ingredients to landfills. Toronto Startup Feedback is hoping to change that by offering an online marketplace for Toronto restaurants to use up those ingredients and sell meals at discounted rates.
Working with stateless people in garbage dumps around the world, humanitarian, social entrepreneur, and Brave Soles co-founder Christal Earle saw firsthand the crippling effects of poverty and environmental degradation. But it also spurred an idea – what if the tires ending up in these landfills could be converted into up-cycled shoe soles?
A growing number of entrepreneurs are leveraging Toronto’s startup ecosystem to build socially innovative companies tackling some of Canada’s greatest challenges surrounding its role in climate change.