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A Suburban Future of Concrete and Gardens – Nice. Right? From


Written by Julia Levitt on Worldchanging, April 23rd, 2009. Photo by Jesse Colin Jackson.

Could Toronto’s aging concrete high-rises be North America’s most promising new frontier for sustainable suburban development? A new City-backed plan is banking on it. The Mayor’s Tower Renewal aims to turn the greater Toronto metropolitan area’s 1960s apartment blocks into a 21st century resource, around which sustainable, walkable, mixed-use suburban hubs of community and economic opportunity can be built. In so doing, Toronto could create a model of successful density for the rest of the continent, and perhaps for the world.

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