Tower Renewal Blog

Tower Renewal Partnership + Neptis Foundation Tower Mapping

A key research stream of the Tower Renewal Partnership has been understanding the tower landscape in shaping our cities. How many towers are there? Where are they located? What is the resulting urban form? How do key relate to investments in transit and growth planning? How can they be better connected to the City at large?

Our study, with the Ontario Growth Secretariat, creates a comprehensive inventory for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which for the first time quantified this region as one amongst the largest concentrations of post-war tower blocks in the world.

In collaboration with the Neptis Foundation, this inventory of towers has been added to their remarkable geoweb program: the NeptisGeoweb, which allows for detailed analysis of the region and the forces that shape it.

To use the NeptisGeoweb and explore towers in the GGH, visit: