In order to offset the carbon footprint of our development at 158 Sterling Road, which focused on the restoration and adaptive reuse of a 10 storey former aluminum foundry building, we purchased and are protecting 400 acres of land known as East Buck Lake Forest in Bracebridge, Ontario. East Buck Lake Forest contains 20 species of trees over 321 acres of forested land, two lakes, and 2.4km waterways preserved. It is home to beavers, muskrats, deer, woodpeckers, moose and wolves among other animals, birds, and fish.
This act of preservation is equivalent to a 9,640 tonnes of CO2 sequestered!
For the 100th anniversary of the Auto BLDG. at 158 Sterling Road, our incredible tenant MOCA [insert link] had an exhibition called “The Life of a Dead Tree” by artist Mark Dion. A massive, fully-grown dead tree and its living inhabitants were observed and autopsied from May 24, 2019 to July 28, 2019 to bring attention to our collective role in observing and caring for Ontario’s natural ecosystems. Castlepoint believes that there is an intrinsic connection between caring for our ecological systems while creating new homes and workplaces for our growing human population. That is why we support these creative connections across geography and disciplines!