Reinventing the High-Rise

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 08:15 AM – 5:30 PM Tours
Open to All Attendees
Separate Ticket Required

Toronto has long led North America in high-rise construction. With more cranes in the sky today than New York, Chicago, and San Francisco combined, we continue to live in an era of massive population growth. But while we have built up, have we been building right? Master-planned high-rise communities conceived just 10 years ago are struggling to accommodate the rapidly changing needs of our city. This tour will explore high-density neighborhoods that are testing new ways to reinvent themselves for the future: one of Toronto’s first “tower renewal” projects, the accelerated intensification of Yonge and Eglinton, and the family-friendly surge of CityPlace. With so much already invested and built up, is transformation really possible? What lessons can we learn from these high-rise communities for other growth areas in Toronto and beyond?

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!