Growing Up: Planning for Children in New Vertical Communities

CondoHacks

During Phase 1 of the consultation, the study team visited nine families living in vertical communities in key growth areas across the city. Parents and children discussed the challenges and opportunities experienced, highlighted the changes or "hacks" they've made to their homes and shared ideas about what would make raising children in tall buildings easier. This participatory consultation approach offered numerous insights and a key lesson – instead of "hacking" their homes, many families have "hacked" their thinking about what they need to successfully raise their children in the city.

Liberty Village

Total Number residing in Unit: 2 (Parent + 1 Child)
59 m2 (635 ft2) plus 5m2 (50 ft2) balcony, 1 BD + Den, 7th floor of 30 storey building

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Mount Pleasant & Davisville

Total Number residing in Unit: 3 (2 Parents + 1 Child)
83m2 (897ft2) plus 9m2 (100 ft2) balcony, 2 BD, 7th floor of 18 storey building

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Scarborough Civic Centre

Total Number residing in Unit: 3 (2 Parents + 1 Child)
65m2 (700ft2) no balcony, 1 BD + Den, 32nd floor of 35 storey building

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City Place

Total Number residing in Unit: 4 (2 Parents + 2 Children)
60m2 (650ft2) plus small balcony, 1 BD + Den, 33rd floor of 49 Storey Building

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North York Civic Centre

Total Number residing in Unit: 4 (2 Parents + 2 Children)
81m2 (867ft2) plus balcony, 2 BD, 6th floor of 40 storey building

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Kennedy & Sheppard

Total Number residing in Unit: 4 (2 Parents + 1 Child + 1 Grandparent)
92m2 (985ft2) plus balcony, 3 BD, 36th floor of 40 Storey building

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The Esplanade

Total Number residing in Unit: 5 (2 Parents + 3 Children)
129m2 (1388 ft2), no balcony, 2 BD, 26th Floor of 33 storey building

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Humber Bay Shores

Total Number residing in Unit: 3 (2 Parents + 1 Child)
130m2 (1400ft2) no balcony, 2 BD, 30th floor of 47 storey building

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Yonge & Sheppard

Total Number residing in Unit: 3 (2 Parents + 1 Child)
60m2 (640 ft2) plus 6m2 (60ft2) balcony, 1 BD, 7th Floor of 29 Storey Building

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