Day: May 3rd
Time: 11 am
Start Location: North Kipling Community Centre, at 2 Rowntree Rd, Kipling and Rowntree Road, North of Finch
End Location: Albion Centre Food Court
Home to thirteen thousand living in nineteen towers, it is one of Toronto’s largest apartment clusters. Arranged along the Humber Valley, these towers sit in an almost agrarian setting. The result is what may be the uniquely Toronto phenomenon of the â€˜Tower on the Ravine’.
Twenty kilometres from downtown, the area’s apartment clusters have nearly three times the density of a downtown neighbourhood like the Annex. Home to same number as Port Hope Ontario, the area is a city within a city.
On May 3rd, a walk has been organized in this remarkable area of Toronto, hosted by ERA Architects, along with geographers, community leaders, city staff and more. The tour will focus on the tower neighbourhood and its relationship to the Humber Valley. It will also discuss the potential evolution of this neighbourhood through the lens of the Tower Renewal Project — an initiative promoting vibrant, self-sufficient and sustainable apartment neighbourhoods across the region. More information can be found here.
All are welcome.
More information on the walk can be found here.
About Jane’s Walk: Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighbourhood walking tours that helps put people in touch with their environment and with each other, by bridging social and geographic gaps and creating a space for cities to discover themselves.