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…
Tower Renewal Action Forum
Postwar apartment towers are the backbone of Canada’s purpose-built rental stock, and provide affordable housing to millions of Canadians. Our recent map, accessed here, showcases the extent…
International Research Program
Findings have been published in various formats including the research brief ‘Tower Neighbourhood Renewal International Best Practice’
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United Way Toronto and York Region, Toronto Public Health, and the City of Toronto have worked together to replace an outdated zoning category with a new, more flexible framework — paving the way to more complete communities in tower neighbourhoods.
Intermunicipal Tower Platform
The Intermunicipal Tower Platform brings together Ontario’s four largest cities, including Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, and Hamilton, to secure the future resilience of Ontario’s tower neighbourhoods.
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.