From time to time the OWN Housing Committee goes out to tour interesting buildings to learn more about different kinds of affordable housing. Below are links to articles and/or photos from recent tours:
July 2012: Tour of the Hugh Garner Housing Co-op’s Green Roof. This green roof is a 21st-century add-on to 1981 buildings, and is one of the largest green roofs in Canada.
June 2012: Tour of Regent Park. This Toronto neighbourhood is now undergoing a remarkable transformation, and we took a look at three buildings which have resulted from innovative public-private cooperation.
Jan. 2012: Tour of the YWCA Elm Centre. YWCA Toronto’s CEO, Heather McGregor gave us a personal tour of their new 300-unit building in downtown Toronto. Here are two reports on this tour: Report 1 and Report 2.
Sep. 2011: Tour of 60 Richmond Street East. The Affordable Housing Dept. of Toronto arranged this tour of a new co-op built in the heart of downtown Toronto, the first co-op to be built in Toronto in 13 years. Also see our article on this in OWN’s Newsletter.
Dec. 2010: Tour of Whole Village. Because many OWN members ask us about co-housing and intentional living, we went to Caledon and toured Whole Village, a 190-acre working eco-farm with 11 residential units.
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Last updated: July 28, 2012