Edited by E.R.A. Architects, theTower 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.
Key research includes an analysis of the historical framework of tower development in Toronto and their future potential related to community development and sustainable growth in the Toronto region, as well as a survey of Tower Block renewal efforts internationally by Graeme Stewart; building science techniques developed by University of Toronto Professors Ted Kesik and Ivan Saleff at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto; new income distribution research by Professor David Hulchanski at the department of Geography, and more.
The Toronto area contains the second largest concentration of high-rise buildings in North America. The majority of these are modern concrete residential buildings, built during the City’s post-war expansion. The Tower Renewal Project is an initiative to re-examine these buildings’ remarkable heritage, neighbourhood histories, current place in our city, and future potential in a green and equitable Toronto. A growing list of partners include the City of Toronto, CMHC, and the University of Toronto, among others. Click here for more info about Tower Renewal.