The Richmond is committed to giving you a memorable experience, while minimizing the carbon footprint of your event.
From our practices, to our products and suppliers,
The Richmond is setting the green standard for all venues in Toronto.
We've designed our space with renewable in mind from top to bottom.
As you walk in you'll notice the bamboo floor and staircase leading to the mezzanine. Bamboo is a far more sustainable resource than other flooring, and requires next to no pesticides or fertilizers when grown.
Our walls are a calming blue, painted with low or zero VOC paints. Many paints emit harmful chemicals when drying, so we've opted to use only ozone friendly paints to adorn our walls.
Thanks to Bullfrog Power, you'll enjoy clean source energy, like wind and low-impact hydro, powering lights and sound.
During the day, enjoy a soft lit space from our tall loft windows. When the sun goes down, compact fluorescent lightings ensure elegant lighting while using less power and creating less heat.
We promise to limit landfill waste from each event to one litre, and always strive for zero.
We try to reduce our use of plastics at every opportunity. We always encourage use of glassware over plastic as it can be cleaned and reused.
We do not allow bottled water on the premises. Instead, fresh filtered tap water is provided on site for your event.
Plastic wraps used to transport rental goods are cleaned and reused by our rental partners.
At the end of your event, nothing goes to waste at the Richmond.
All leftover food and non-alcoholic beverages are donated to our local YMCA Youth Shelter. Our preferred caterers compost all organic waste, so even that waste becomes a resource for new growth.
Details are what bring events to life: lights, linens, fixtures, settings, and decor. We partner with local companies to ensure you have the event of your dreams, while keeping your event's footprint small.
Local partners means shorter transportation, which in tern is better for our environment.
Even the smaller details of our venue are designed to be eco friendly.
If you need a little extra mood lighting, we use rechargeable led candles to light up windows, tables, and balcony ledges. Each lasts 22,000 hours.
Any paper wares used are chlorine free recycled paper, but we encourage cloth or glass in place of paper wherever possible.
After and between events, know our venue uses only non toxic cleaners to keep the space immaculate. We've opted for enjo products which are chemical free and free of animal testing.