POSTWAR APARTMENT TOWERS ARE THE BACKBONE OF CANADA'S PURPOSE-BUILT RENTAL STOCK, AND PROVIDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO MILLIONS OF CANADIANS. NOW IS THE TIME TO EXPLORE INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR TRANSITIONING THESE AGING APARTMENT TOWER NEIGHBOURHOODS TO MEET THE DEMANDS OF OUR 21ST CENTURY CITIES.
TOWER RENEWAL IS A STRATEGY FOR ACTION.
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Vertical Legacy: Call to action released by United Way Greater Toronto in collaboration with TRP & University of Toronto
Vertical Legacy: The case for revitalizing the GTA’s aging rental tower communities As a follow up to Vertical Poverty, United Way has released Vertical Legacy, in collaboration with the Tower Renewal Partnership…
National Housing Strategy: —architects dedicated to apartment tower rehabilitations
Architects Graeme Stewart and Ya’el Santopinto are helping to save Canada’s aging apartment towers Their most ambitious retrofit to date is the 18-storey Ken Soble Tower in Hamilton,…
The Tower Renewal Partnership, in collaboration with Passive House Canada , is pleased to present the Tower Retrofit Symposium.
Borne from the idea that best practices from deep energy retrofits including EnerPHit projects, should be showcased and shared. “The Tower Retrofit Symposium is an opportunity to showcase…
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Tower Infill and Neighbourhood Transformation
Designed with 1960s ambitions of smart growth, the inherited legacy of tower neighbourhoods provides a unique suburban form of higher density neighbourhoods. This built form of clusters…
Housing Quality Standards
Between the 1950s and the 1970s, Canada supported the construction of high-rise rental housing across the country – creating affordable homes for millions. As this crucial housing supply…
RAC Zone – Enabling Complete Tower Communities
The Centre for Urban Growth + Renewal, United Way Toronto and York Region, Toronto Public Health, and the City of Toronto have worked together to replace an outdated zoning category with a new, more flexible framework — paving the way to more complete communities in tower neighbourhoods.
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Advancing Building Retrofits
In January 2020, the Tower Renewal Partnership completed CMHC-funded research identifying product, skill and technological gaps in the Canadian retrofit market and industry. The report outlines key opportunities…
Enabling Complete Communities
In the spring of 2020, the Tower Renewal Partnership completed CMHC-funded research examining the opportunity and challenges of utilizing existing Tower in the Park sites for the creation of…
Tower Renewal and Retrofit Finance
In July, the Tower Renewal Partnership (“TRP”) released Tower Renewal and Retrofit Finance in support of the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s interest in encouraging the retrofit and…
Tower Renewal: A Field Guide to Retrofits in Occupied Buildings
The Centre for Urban Growth + Renewal has released a new “Field Guide” designed to assist apartment owners, the construction industry and apartment residents navigate retrofit construction projects…