Confronting Low-Density Neighborhoods

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 09:15 AM – 5:15 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required

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.

Things to Know:

  • Tours depart from the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Tours take place rain or shine, so please be prepared!