• plants and green space

    Corus has a growing record of environmental engagement which includes helping to inform and educate our audiences on environmental issues. We’re seeking opportunities to apply environmentally responsible practices more consistently across our operations, productions and supply chains. In the near term, we aim to better understand our environmental impacts, including GHG emissions, waste, water and energy usage. Here’s what’s underway:

    • Conducted a cross-Canada survey of our stations and offices to get a sense of environmental practices that will help identify areas for improvement and efficiency
    • Our internal Green Team continues to promote environmental sustainability through education, awareness and engagement, and action
    • We are quantifying emissions for fiscal year 2022
    • We continually seek opportunities to retire outdated and inefficient equipment to reduce costs and energy usage, replacing it with news solutions that improve our efficiency or let us incorporate renewable energy into our operations
    • We also want to pursue further research, engagement and partnership opportunities in order to help transform our industry for the low-carbon future

Our commitment to green initiatives

Global News Peterborough

Measuring our emissions

Our current focus is on quantifying emissions for fiscal year 2022.

Data centre

Cooling our data centres efficiently

To keep equipment at Corus Quay and Global Toronto running at acceptable temperatures, we used chilled water from our mechanical plants which use energy-efficient centrifugal chillers and cooling towers (photo by Richard Johnson)

video production

Industry collaboration

We are proactively engaged with our production partners to understand current sustainability practices and identify opportunities where we might work together to align on leading environmental practices.

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Environmental awareness through media

Corus content responds in many ways to widespread audience interest in environmental issues and sustainable living. From kids’ books with green themes to in-depth reporting on climate change, our brands make thoughtful contributions to public conversations on some of the world’s most pressing issues.

Corus Quay

  • Corus Quay building

    In 2010, Corus moved into new headquarters in Toronto’s emerging East Bayfront neighbourhood, steps from Lake Ontario. The LEED® Gold– certified building, Corus Quay, leverages a suite of sustainable design and construction practices, enabling it to minimize energy use with efficient lighting and conserve water with efficient plumbing, rainwater capture and greywater recycling. A five-storey bio wall (a facade of carefully selected plantings) is a striking visual feature of the atrium that also supports the building’s air filtration system.

Corus Quay at a Glance


Capture rate

The weight of recycled materials against the weight of all waste.


Trees saved

Through effective waste and recycling practices in 2020.


Litres of water saved

Through efficient plumbing and greywater recycling in 2021.


kwh of energy saved

During 2020 through smart light technology and natural light window placements.


Liters of oil saved

Throughout 2021.


Diversion rate

Amount of waste diverted from the landfill for recycling.

  • Hemlock walls

    Did you know?

    • 35% of all materials associated with the construction and interiors of Corus Quay came from within 800 km of the building location, including the hemlock lining the walls of the Atrium from a 1910 ferry terminal Wharf in Toronto Harbour.
    • Our head office has reduced power and water consumption, energy efficient lighting and a five-storey bio-wall for air filtration.
    • Corus Quay features green rooftops to create usable outdoor space for Corus employees and to reduce heat-island effect.
    • Corus Quay uses Fifth Light Technology to sense the level of natural light of a room to adjust the lighting required. The design of the building is intended to use the most amount of natural light possible.
    • Corus Quay uses a grey-water system, which collects rainwater on a green rooftop to store in the basement cistern and repurpose for the flushing system of the building’s washrooms.

Sustainability Report

Learn more about Corus’ environmental, social and governance (ESG) activities.