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2.5 Unstructured Learning Hours
The realization of Canoe Landing Campus in downtown Toronto spans more than two decades of urban planning and changing needs in one of Canada’s highest density “vertical neighbourhoods.” Recognizing a vital need for a missing social and educational nexus in the city’s booming downtown core, the new facility houses a 165,000-sf community recreation centre, public and Catholic elementary schools, and a childcare centre within one park campus, thereby reducing the building footprint and maximizing open space.
The multi-use Canoe Landing Campus is an important final piece of development knitting this vertical community together. Sustainability and resiliency are prominently integrated, including maximizing green roof opportunities and an introduction of photovoltaic panels to generate 10% renewable energy to meet the highest level of the City of Toronto Green Standards. Visible from the neighbouring residences above, the dynamic “active” roof of the campus appears to merge with Canoe Landing Park, creating the visual sense of a more extensive park, and a layered site with multiple public zones and play areas.
Tour attendees will experience a fully integrated community/education hub that is one of the most anticipated buildings in recent years. It is very likely to be the harbinger of future community-based urban development in Toronto and other metropolitan centres.
All tours will depart from the Hotel X lobby. Please gather at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time.