Don't forget the RISE Again Community Information Meeting on Wednesday, July 23

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We need to get this message out to our neighbours.
Print a few copies of these flyers and post them in suitable community locations. Of course, save paper and please don't print more than you need.
In your own way, please let your friends, colleagues and neighbours know about this project. Include a note with your community group. Point people to our website.

Community Information Meeting
Tuesday July 8th and Wednesday July 23rd

7 to 9 pm
Ralph Thornton Centre
765 Queen St. East

RISE Again is holding two community information meetings.

What's on the Agenda?

  • RISE Again
    The buying club process and how you can get involved.
  • Technology Overview
    How solar energy works.
  • Financial Details
    What's the return on my investment?
  • Solar Neighbourhoods
    RISE Again will participate in this program.
  • Question & Answers
    Ask about anything we didn't cover.

Steering Committee Meetings Continue

Attendance and participation is open to everyone.  The Steering Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers who organize the RISE Again project.

Next Meeting: Wednesday July 9.
138 Hamilton St

And then every other Wednesday following - EXCEPT JULY 23.

The Community Information Meeting listed above will supercede the Steering Committee Meeting on the 23rd.

It's really happening and really making a difference. Through Our Power, several communities are getting active and involved in renewable energy.

Next Steps... (Posted June 21)

Thanks to everyone who has sent in inquiries, come to a meeting or read about this project and wanted to find out more! 

RISE Again is organizing a community buying group which will help people acquire some renewable energy for their home.

We are focussed on the Ward 30 area of Toronto.

RISE Again will participate in the Toronto Solar Neighbourhoods Initiative.  This program is offering rebates and financial support for the installation of Solar Hot Water systems.

If you want to purchase a Solar Hot Water system, there are two ways to proceed:

  1. On your own.
    Head on over to the Solar Neighbourhoods website and walk through the process of doing a self-assessment and choosing a system.

  2. As part of RISE Again.
    Sign up for our email list using the form on the right side of this page.  We'll keep you posted as the project proceeds.  The next event will be a couple of solar fair / townhall meetings in July to give you more information about the process and technology.

If you want to understand a bit more about how RISE Again works, this powerpoint presentation might help:

Checkout these links for some background information on Solar Technologies:

RISE Again! - 19 April 2022

The Toronto Solar Neighbourhoods Initiative has been started by the city of Toronto as a pilot program for a city-wide renewable energy campaign.

RISE Again will participate in this pilot program by organizing a community group for any neighbours in Ward 30 interested in taking advantage of this program.

More information can be found on the website for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund.

The Toronto Solar Neighbourhood Initiative is specifically targetted at providing incentives for the installation of solar thermal hot water.

RISE Again will extend the offering of this program to include Solar PV systems for renewable electricity.

Requesting Neighbourhood Planning Committee Members

At this time RISE Again is soliciting interested neighbours to help with the organiziation of this initiative.  We will need a range of expertise on the committee - anyone interested in joining the Steering Committee for this project is encouraged to get in touch.

If you are interested in being involved on the planning committee, please use the contact form on the right side of this page to send us a note or get more information.

If you are a resident of Ward 30 who is interested in participating in the program as a purchaser, we can add your name to our email list at this point and send you more information as this initiative gets started in the coming weeks.  Please also use the contact form on the right side of this page.


- Scott Snowden

NOTE: For the sake of posterity, the original RISE home page can be found here:

RISE was the original movement that lead to the creation of Our Power.  RISE was recognized in several ways, including winning a Toronto Green Award in 2007.