Recently, Toronto urbanist and OCAD U instructor Shawn Micalleff brought his “Cities for People” students to attend a presentation by ERA’s Graeme Stewart.
Following some local history and international context, Graeme explained ERA’s position on Tower Renewal, a project we’ve been working on with United Way and the City of Toronto. Using a combination of imagination, research, advocacy, legislation, and on-the-ground action, Tower Renewal works to create positive change in Toronto’s tower-block neighbourhoods.
As Toronto continues to grow and develop, we consider it essential to engage the city’s youth and University students in the principals that anchor Tower Renewal: equity, opportunity, cultural heritage, sustainability, and quality of life.
Thanks to Shawn Micallef and his students for their attention, enthusiasm, and excellent questions. If you’d like to learn more about this project, please have a look at our Tower Renewal blog and Publications page.