Words ring hollow without action. That’s why when our Toronto staff sought a new office space in the spring of 2010, they had a checklist.

“Everything that we were looking for,” says office manager Marjorie McGowan, “Evergreen Brick Works had it.” By everything she means LEED Platinum certification, low-flow toilets, a green roof, non-reflective windows that reduce the threat to migratory birds and more. The move happened in January.

On May 12, 2011, Ecojustice welcomed visitors to an open house event at our new office — a space the Toronto staff took great pains to prepare. They painted, cleaned, transported files and assembled furniture – no easy task they’ll explain. We talked the talk, now we’re walking the talk.

Ecojustice Executive Director Devon Page emceed the event, which assembled 121 guests over three hours and featured updates on our migratory bird building collision case, our upcoming report on protection of the Greenbelt and some moving words from our client in the Sarnia Chemical Valley Charter Challenge case, Ron Plain.

Visitors toured the Weston Quarry Garden with a guide from the City of Toronto, ate some wonderful food courtesy of 10tation Event Catering and drank biodynamic and organic wines generously donated by Southbrook Vineyards. Everyone had a wonderful time mingling with staff, donors, a board member and other like-minded individuals. We thank all those who attended.

For those unable to join us, please enjoy some photos and video footage from the event. And don’t be a stranger. If you’re in Toronto, be sure to visit.