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The following series of analytical maps were developed over the last several years in partnership with the University of Toronto, E.R.A. Architects and the City of Toronto, in an ongoing effort to understand Toronto’s heritage of modern planned apartment neighbourhoods, and their evolving relationship to our dynamic city.
Selected maps from these investigations were on display as part of the Fringe Benefits: Cosmopolitan Dynamics of a Multicultural City; an exhibit curated by the Editor of Canadian Architect, Ian Chodikoff. First shown at the Design Exchange, Fringe Benefits was dispalyed in multiple venues throughout Canada.
Map 2: Chronology of lot development in relation to modern residential towers (red).
Map 3: Modern residential towers in relation to existing transport infrastructure.
Map 4: Modern residential towers with areas of increasing poverty (City 3 – dark grey),
Priority Neighbourhoods (light grey) and rapid transit (yellow).
Map 5: Large clusters of modern residential towers in relation to existing and
proposed rapid transit (Transit City).
Full list of available maps include:
- Modern Towers in the City of Toronto- ‘Star Map’
- Modern Towers and Chronology of Development
- Existing Transport Infrastructure
- Modern Towers and Natural Systems
- Modern Towers and City 1 (Wealth)
- Modern Towers and City 3 (Poverty)
- Priority Neighbourhoods and Intensification Zones
- Modern Towers and Transit City
- Neighbourhood Types (Loose Taxonomy)
- Potential Areas for Tower Renewal
- Areas of Interest in relation to Tower Renewal
As research progresses, these maps will continue to evolve to better reflect the unique nature of individual apartment neighbourhoods, as well as illuminate their future potentials in a vibrant, green and equitable Toronto.
These Maps are a continuing work in progress, developed in collabouration with the University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, E.R.A. Architects and the City of Toronto.