Smith + Andersen host eighth annual charity rock concert

Smith + Andersen’s charity rock concert recently returned for the eighth year in a row.

Eco Jam (Photo courtesy of Smith + Andersen)

Engineering firm Smith + Andersen’s “Eco Jam” charity rock concert recently returned for its eighth edition at the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto on April 25, 2024.

The event, which hosts bands from the engineering and architecture industry has always been centred around sustainability. The show is held each year during Earth Month to draw attention to the importance of sustainability to the construction industry in Canada, as well to the importance of preserving Canadian forests.

Since Eco Jam started in 2013, a total of 33,000 trees have been planted through direct donations to Forests Ontario.

The Eco Jam benefit rock concert highlights the musical talent hidden in the industry, as architecture, engineering, and construction leaders from across the Toronto area listen to their peers cover hits in a sold-out house.

This year’s concert sold out in just over a week and raised $60,000, surpassing the amount of $50,000 raised in 2023.

All of the proceeds from Eco Jam 2024 were donated to Forest Recovery Canada (a division of Forests Ontario). Donations from the event over the years including the latest edition have resulted in 45,000 trees being planted.