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.
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: a place to call home—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…
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…
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…
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.…