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Tower Renewal Opportunities Book

Edited by ERA Architects, the Tower Renewal Opportunities Book compiles research conducted over the past several years by the University of Toronto and E.R.A. Architects. The Opportunities book examines the origin of Toronto’s modern planned apartment communities, and their future potential in a green and equitable city.



The Opportunities Book recieved a National Urban Design Award in 2010, and a Toronto Urban Design Award in 2009.


The book is divided into ten sections available for download:


City of Towers

Mapping Tower Renewal, Part 1:

Current Challenges

Modern Tower Blocks and Apartment Neighbourhoods: Toronto’s Urban Asset

Looking Internationally: Aging Tower Blocks in the 21st Century

Vibrant Neighbourhoods and a Sustainable City: The Opportunities of Mayor’s Tower Renewal

Mapping Tower Renewal, Part 2:


Mayor’s Tower Renewal

Acknowledgements, Credits and Consultation