Tower Renewal is a program to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto's concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them.
The Residential Apartment Commercial (RAC) zone will set rules for new small scale commercial and community uses in selected apartment neighbourhoods. Six community consultation meetings were held this spring to get feedback on the RAC Zone site selection and amendments.
Check here to learn more about the new RAC zone.
Financing Available! City Council approved a pilot program to support residential property owners in undertaking energy efficiency & water conservation improvements. A $10 million envelope is available for qualifying multi-residential properties over the 3 year pilot. Program information including a sample of the Property Owner Agreement (PDF) and Program application forms are now available.
This study follows over 40 buildings participating in the STEP Program to document the benefits of aspects of the STEP program, including on-site assessment, building performance analysis (using utility data) and benchmarking. The report tracks what building owners and managers learn about their buildings and shows how STEP can be used to improve building performance.
This report covers the seven steps in the project: the selection of 10 field test buildings, stakeholder engagement, review of existing conditions, identification and review of strategic options, implementation & monitoring of strategies, post-implementation review and analysis and developing a waste diversion plan.
Recipe for Community is a Toronto Foundation and City of Toronto led initiative to engage neighbourhood residents young and old to improve the sense of belonging and safety in their communities. It's one way we're improving our city from the ground up, one neighbourhood at a time. The initiative brings together donors, sponsors and residents to invest in four key community "ingredients": food, convening, youth engagement, and neighbourhood beautification.
Check out Tower Renewal events for our respective core project areas including workshops, seminars, lectures, presentations and more.