Our Toronto cohort spent two months, April to May 2019, tackling housing in Toronto. It seems every day, a new headline comes out stating the obvious - housing in Toronto is in crisis. Rents have skyrocketed in the past 20 years and those who grew up in the city and those who have moved here for better prospects are having a hard time to remain. Our 30Lab examined housing from a holistic perspective, unpacking and creating community projects that dealt with housing affordability, access and quality of housing. We created 7 unique ideas through a design process (explore Session 1, 2, 3 and 4) that were pitched at our Urban Action Pitch-Off. CommunAlley, a project to educate homeowners on laneway housing opportunities, was the seed funding recipient.
Future City Builders is presented in partnership by YouthfulCities and Evergreen, championed by RBC Future Launch. The Future City Builder program is an initiative of Future Cities Canada, a national collaborative platform accelerating innovation to transform cities. Explore the Toronto experience below.