Tower Renewal Blog

United Way AGM: Graeme Stewart’s Keynote Address

On Thursday, June 21, ERA’s Graeme Stewart addresses a crowd of 400 community leaders as keynote speaker at the United Way’s 2012 AGM.

In 2010, ERA and CUG+R published Tower Neighbourhood Renewal in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, which looks at a broad range of historical trends, planning issues, sustainability concerns, social needs, and opportunity for renewal in and around Toronto’s tower block neighbourhoods. In 2011, United Way published Vertical Poverty, which focuses much-needed attention on poverty, equity, and quality-of-life issues experienced by residents of high-rise housing.

We continue to work together with the City of Toronto and other partners to achieve positive change in Toronto’s hundreds of tower block communities through research, policy change, and real action.

The kickstart this strategy, the Untied Way Toronto has today announced $800,000 in community investment in Tower Neighbourhood Renewal to be rolled out of the next two years.

For more information on this exciting funding announcement and Tower Renewal, see the following articles in the Toronto Star, and Globe and Mail.