Housing Tours

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 2013: Tour of Abbeyfield Caledon East. A small “family style” affordable retirement home.

July 2013: Tour of 100 Ossington. A brand new “affordable” and supportive building built by Verdiroc Development Corp. on CAMH property.

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: August 25, 2013