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12T - 60 Richmond Housing Co-op Tour

29 May 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM



3 Unstructured Learning Hours

This is a tour of the Governor General Award-winning 60 Richmond Housing Co-op. It will include a tour of the interior, including the sixth-floor courtyard. 60 Richmond East is the first new housing co-operative to be built in Toronto in almost 20 years. This project sets an example for urban infill and for sustainability in residential construction. Located near a busy Toronto downtown intersection, this 11-storey LEED Gold building seeks to provide an alternative to the local ubiquitous glass tower condominium projects. The massing of the building is imagined as a solid street wall that is then carved into in order to create openings and terraces at various levels. These terraces become the social spaces of the building as well as gardens. This project explores ideas of contemporary urbanism and seeks to understand and express the notion that urban form can simultaneously be environmentally friendly.

All tours will depart from the Hotel X lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.