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.
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…
CUG+R and NAIMA Launch Online Training for Construction Industry
In partnership with the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association of Canada (NAIMA Canada), the Centre for Urban Growth + Renewal has developed an online training resource to help…
TRP releases new affordable housing infill report
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 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.
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…
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.…