You hear us talk a lot about living more sustainably here at West 5. We not only talk about it, we make an effort to live it every day. Sustainable living is the very foundation upon which the West 5 community was built. But, for those of you who are just beginning the journey towards a greener lifestyle, you may be wondering – just what is sustainable living, and why is it so important?Read More
At West 5, we love to help others discover the joy of sustainable living. Whether you’re looking to shrink your carbon footprint, reduce waste or, you’re simply not sure where to begin – we can help! Here are just a few small changes that can you can make every day to help the planet in 2018.Read More
Locally grown, with a long shelf life, root vegetables are the perfect comfort food for the winter. If you didn’t have the opportunity to make it out to the Root Vegetable themed January Cooking Demo, or you did and want to make the recipes at home – we have listed each recipe right here in this blog post! Bon Appetit!Read More
Aaron and I grew up running thousands of miles on country backroads. It was during these lonely miles that we discovered our passion for running and our desire to open our own running shoe store one day. However, we knew if we wanted to open a shoe store we had to do something different.Read More
Introducing: the What’s New at West 5 video series! There is so much happening at West 5 and we want to share it with you! While it may not always be an option for you to stop by the site and see what’s going on for yourself, you can easily tune in and watch our…Read More
Join us at West 5 to learn, and explore on your next school field trip.
Ideal for students in grades 5-8, visitors will learn about important subjects like sustainability, solar power, energy conservation, water harvesting and SMART technologies through our attractions and activities. By the end of their visit, students will have a deeper understanding of what a sustainable community is, and the work that goes in to creating them.Read More
Thanksgiving is upon us. A time for gathering with family and friends, enjoying delicious food and giving thanks for everything you have.
Unfortunately, the holiday can be quite wasteful. As you contemplate all that you’re thankful for this year, here are a few ways to show your thanks to Mother Nature.Read More
While the majority of people have embraced recycling and waste reduction, there are still a number of items we use every day that unfortunately get tossed in the trash. The biggest culprit? Plastic. Here at West 5 we’ve put a lot of thought into making the neighbourhood as sustainable as possible. We know that small changes can have a huge impact.Read More