Tower Renewal Blog

The Thousandth Tower – A Project by the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada presents HIGHRISE, a multi-year documentary project focusing on the suburban Towers of Toronto and nine other cities around the globe.

The first project of this series is The Thousandth Tower:

Join Mayor David Miller as the NFB showcases photos and storytelling in a
LIVE PRESENTATION AND LAUNCH of the WEB DOCUMENTARY
THE THOUSANDTH TOWER

with PANEL DISCUSSION

Wednesday, May 12, 6 pm
Toronto City Hall
First Floor Rotunda
100 Queen St West

The NFB describes the project as follows:

Toronto is a city of more than 1000 towers.
But we rarely hear from the people who live in them.

Equipped with digital cameras and powerful personal points-of-view,
six Toronto residents are documenting their own vertical lives
against the backdrop of the city’s ambitious Tower Renewal effort.
Their photo stories are the first instalment of the National Film Board
of Canada’s long-term collaborative documentary project, HIGHRISE,
witnessing the human experience in vertical living across the globe.

Explore and join HIGHRISE at our upcoming public events and at highrise.nfb.ca