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Who’s Afraid of Density?

Alejandra Fajardo

Some say we need more density in Toronto, some say that we are dense enough. Density comes in various forms, and in today's housing crisis, we need different forms of density.

Join us on a tour to explore Toronto's various dense typologies and get a glimpse of our city’s evolving landscape.

Our walk begins at Canoe Landing Park in City Place, a dense community planned back in 1987, which is now a bustling neighbourhood with 30 residential towers, home to 18,000 Torontonians. Then, we’ll cross the railways and head over to The Well, a new mixed-use community in the King-Spadina area, with a unique public realm that has turned it into an attractive hotspot in the city. After that, we'll stroll down the pedestrian-friendly Wellington and Portland streets, checking out some of the tall mid-rise buildings along the way, and stopping to learn more about the unique Starwood Centre on Richmond Street West. Finally, we'll head down to Waterworks, a revitalized heritage site that now includes a 13-storey residential building with 15 affordable housing units for artists and their families, along with a park, a food hall, and community spaces.

Details: The walk leader will be wearing a Pink T-shirt.

Walk Start:

Canoe Landing Park in City Place (by the Bobber Plaza artwork).

Waterworks - near the intersection of Richmond St. W. and Spadina.

Walk End:

Date: May 5

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.




Advocacy and Politics, Architecture and Urban Planning, Environment and Sustainability, History and Places, People and Communities, Transit and Accessibility.


Stairs or other barriers, Busy sidewalks, Family-friendly walk, Walk leader will use audio amplification.

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