A Century-Old Semi in Toronto Gets a Sustainable Makeover By: greening homes

June 1, 2021
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Greening Homes’ Morse Street project once more attracted attention with this House Feature in Build with Rise, May 25, 2021.

Marianne and Luke Windisch take sustainability seriously. “We certainly both try to live sustainably,” says Marianne Windisch. “We bike everywhere with the kids all year long. We do have a car, but it’s electric. We generally try to minimize our environmental impact where we can. But we also believe in doing things well, once and for the long term.”

With that last statement, she’s referring to the family’s home renovation, completed in 2018. Young and newly married, the couple purchased a circa-1920s semi-detached home in the Leslieville area of Toronto in 2012. They did enough repairs to live in the house comfortably for a while and had their first child. With their second child on the way, they knew it was time to get serious about adding insulation, fixing air leaks in the windows, and making sure they had adequate thermal comfort. The couple also realized they would soon need more space. Continue to the Build with Rise article.