Regent Park Block 20

Community housing gains valuable outdoor space

Client Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Part of the revitalization of Canada's oldest and largest social housing project, this 11-storey residential building features unexpected outdoor spaces that enhance quality of life. On the 9th floor, a large, partially covered terrace provides shaded seating, a large harvest table and a wrap-around city view. Raised planters give residents the opportunity to grow herbs, flowers, fruits and vegetables.

The second-floor green roof includes an urban park, complete with natural playground, water play area, sports surface and activity path. Native plants support birds and pollinators, providing residents with a connection to nature. On the top floor, an expansive green roof promotes biodiversity, reduces storm water run-off and lessens the urban heat island effect.

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Category
Communities

Awards
  • CSLA National Award, 2016
Facts

Toronto, Canada
2,800 sq m
Opened 2013

Services

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Construction Documents
  • Contract Administration

Project Team

FORREC Ltd.

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