CTBUH

Hey, thank you for visiting! Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al_t6PEnqeM&t=3s 01. Urbanizing the Suburbs Did you know that 8% of Americans live in buildings that are 20 storeys or higher, which is almost the exact same percentage as people living in a mobile home, vehicle or a boat in the U.S.? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8cz5OPKtnM&t=4s 02. 3 Things we […]

Smart to be dense

Hey, thank you for visiting! Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Al_t6PEnqeM&t=3s 01. Urbanizing the Suburbs Did you know that 8% of Americans live in buildings that are 20 storeys or higher, which is almost the exact same percentage as people living in a mobile home, vehicle or a boat in the U.S.? https://youtu.be/s0KQ4Gjrwyg 02. Our Plan Toronto […]

Is it Time to Abolish Employment Lands?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people’s relationships with their cities and neighbourhoods shifted. Those fortunate enough to have jobs that could support remote work left their offices and began working from home. For many, this resulted in more time spent in their local area than ever before. During the pandemic disruption, people walked and cycled more, […]

Is there such a thing as a Bike-Lane NIMBY?

Written by Robert McQuillan After Smart Density’s recent “Out on the Town” bike tour, I’ve been reflecting on the state of cycling in Toronto. Is there such a thing as a bike lane NIMBY? You’ve heard Naama talk about how NIMBYism stands in the way of achieving more housing in the city. In her mini-webinar, […]

Out on the Town with the Smart Density Team

It has been a busy summer at Smart Density! We have been hard at work; collaborating with our clients, planning and designing new concepts, and advancing our mission of changing the conversation about what good development can and should look like. Last week, the Smart Density team gathered on our bicycles for a group ride […]

How Angular Planes Perpetuate Toronto’s Housing Crisis

You don’t need to be an architect, urban planner, developer, or realtor to know that Toronto needs more housing. Ask anyone who is trying to find a new home to rent or purchase in the city. It’s competitive, expensive, and the options can be disappointing. Even as real estate prices are cooling, housing accommodations in […]

Deeply Affordable Modular Housing

This project pairs offsite modular and tilt-up construction methods to minimize construction time and maximize the cost-effectiveness of this 3-storey permanently affordable supportive housing project funded by CMHC (Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation).   Client: St Clare’s Project Lead: R-Hauz Location: Toronto, ONScale: Infill DevelopmentSize: ~7,100 SF GFATransit: 0 m from Bus Stop / Line […]

In a search for a 3-bedroom, family unit

We love our neighbourhood – it has great shops and restaurants, it’s close to work, it has good transit connectivity, and we’ve developed a lineup of favourite parks that we frequent with our little ones. With a growing family, our 2-bedroom home just wasn’t doing the trick any longer. We knew we needed to upsize, […]