Our Stories: First TD Green Streets
Over the years, funded projects have included bio-swales, rain gardens, citizen pruner programs, urban orchards and "living walls."
City of Mississauga "Living Wall"
In an effort to improve the quality of life for its citizens, the City of Mississauga turned to the environment to find a way to reduce noise. The result was the construction of a "living wall" – an ecological sound barrier that offers an environmentally friendly alternative to standard sound barriers. The wall was constructed of earth and shrub willow trees, which have the ability to root and grow at an accelerated rate. The living wall not only reduces noise for nearby citizens, but has brought nature to the urban environment. Over 100 community residents, including students from a local school, were engaged in the project.