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.
RESIDENTIAL APARTMENT COMMERCIAL (RAC) ZONING
Illustration by Daniel Rotsztain As of October 2016, five hundred apartment tower neighbourhoods in the City of Toronto acquired the ability to reconceive the social and economic character…
ULI Panel proposes significant City action for Tower Renewal
The Tower Renewal Partnership and the City of Toronto recently partnered with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to bring experts to Toronto for a weeklong visit to explore…
Ken Soble Tower Transformation in SAB Magazine
The Ken Soble Tower Transformation Project was recently featured in SAB Magazine’s Fall 2019 edition. At 18 storeys and more than 80,000 sqft, the Ken Soble Tower will…
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…
Unit Retrofit Challenge
This prototype demonstration unit will build a strong evidence base prior to scaling up innovative retrofit solutions, while testing new technologies and catalyzing the retrofit industry.
Federal Green Housing Measures: Renewal & Affordability
In August 2019, the Tower Renewal Partnership (TRP) conducted new analysis on incenting nation-wide comprehensive tower retrofits.In particular, tax incentives were modelled and evaluated to understand how they…
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…
Retrofit Finance Towards a Resilient Canadian Housing Stock
Postwar towers – apartment buildings built before 1985 – make up most of the purpose-built rental stock across the country with almost 800,000 households calling these apartments home.…
Growth and Resiliency in Tower in the Park Sites Across the GGH
Growth and Resiliency in Tower in the Park Sites Across the GGH describes the challenges of Tower Renewal and energy retrofitting from a policy and built form perspective and…