Revitalization

Green Affordable Housing

By Jason Leach
Published April 25, 2007

Who says affordable housing can't be funky and green?

Some will love the architecture of a planned housing co-op in Toronto [PDF] that will be LEED certified. Others will hate it. But boring it ain't.

Diagram of planned affordable housing at 60 Richmond St. E., Toronto
Diagram of planned affordable housing at 60 Richmond St. E., Toronto

Notice the green terraces on the rooftops as well. It's a definite improvement over slabs of commie-blocks and jungles of townhomes.

Jason Leach was born and raised in the Hammer and currently lives downtown with his wife and children. You can follow him on twitter.

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By chunkathon (anonymous) | Posted April 25, 2007 at 10:57:14

Funky and green eh? That's usually a bad sign...

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By peter (anonymous) | Posted April 25, 2007 at 19:45:48

love it! anything "green" or the slightest bit funky is right up my alley. i'm also a big fan of converting containers [shipping boxes] into affordable housing. the versions i've seen look very similar to "habitat" in montreal.

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By Al Rathbone (anonymous) | Posted April 25, 2007 at 23:04:40

Love it. I just wish it was like Habitat.

Although Habitat would get boring if every building was one. I think each city could do with a few.

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