Client Toronto Community Housing Corporation
Part of an affordable housing initiative in the new Canary District, this three-building cluster sits on former industrial lands near the mouth of the Don River. The low and midrise buildings surround a central courtyard designed to give residents quality open space. It features a water play area for kids, a pergola for shade, group table and tree-lined seating areas.
A low wall on the property is imprinted with horseshoes which, along with a historical plaque, commemorate the King Street Carhouse that once stood here. Connecting the buildings is a private, curbless, pedestrian-focused laneway system known as a woonerf. The sustainability of this LEED Gold project is supported by high albedo permeable paving, drought tolerant plants and water harvesting for irrigation.
8,100 sq m
Core Architects, FORREC Ltd., R.V. Anderson Associates Ltd., LKM & Partners – Division of SNC Lavalin, DH Water Management