Nearly two-thirds of Toronto’s land mass is zoned as low density, allowing for little more than granny suites and single-family homes. Paradoxically in a rapidly growing city, this highly protected “yellow belt” has experienced population decline for decades—the result of gentrification of rooming housing, empty nesters, and NIMBYism. This tour will explore the city’s famed downtown and midtown leafy residential neighborhoods, while examining the approaches to introducing gentle density from laneway housing to mid-rise “missing middle” housing and infill projects that are breathing new life into old, stable neighborhoods.
Tour Cost: US$125 per person, which includes lunch.
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