Oakville GO Master Plan

Oakville GO Station When Smart Density envisions a master plan, you can expect a compelling document that communicates complex planning policies and solutions to local challenges in a digestible manner to your audience. Take the Oakville Station District Master Plan, for example, which highlights how a master plan report can be exhaustive, instructional, and approachable […]

City of Toronto Mandatory Pre-Application

Mandatory Pre-Application | City of Toronto Mandatory Pre-Application Consultation: Proposed Amendments to the Official Plan and to the Municipal Code – Proposals Report May 26, 2021 Website on these Changes here. What is being proposed: The current development review process includes voluntary pre-application consultation. Applicants may request a pre-application consultation meeting with City staff to discuss, among […]


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661-665 Huron Street Infill – Laneway Rowhouses

Laneway Rowhouses in Toronto, Canada Unlocking the Missing Middle Missing Middle housing is a way to grow our cities. It is gentle density that fills the gap between single detached homes and high-rise buildings. It meets the growing demand for connected urban living and provides affordable housing options. Laneway housing is one way to address […]

Missing Middle Case Study: Re-Thinking the Conventional Stacked Townhouse

Architecture Missing Middle Portfolio

What are the Limitations of the Conventional 3-Storey + Basement Stacked Townhouses? Underground parking is 1.5 storeys below grade – expensive. Lower unit receives inferior daylight, open space and privacy. Access to the upper unit wastes space and frontage at the first level. First level of upper unit is two levels below the rooftop terrace. […]

Missing Middle Case Study: Low-Rise Apartment Building

The Missing Middle idea was coined by architect Daniel Parolek to illustrate the lack of housing types being built, not as a result of market forces but rather the result of policy – put simply, we have chosen to build everything else but Missing Middle housing. Missing Middle housing describes housing forms between single-detached houses […]