Make Way for Mid-RiseHow to build more homes in walkable, transit-connected neighbourhoods

Publication - April 30, 2015 - By Cherise Burda, Mike Collins-Williams

The Greater Toronto Area is growing rapidly, and that growth needs to be accommodated while also protecting the region’s greenbelt, farmland and drinking water — not to mention providing homes with reasonable commuting times.

To do that, the region must build up within existing neighbourhoods, instead of building out on the suburban fringes. This report identifies five ways to make mid-rise, mixed-use development more economically viable and affordable for famillies. This form of more compact development is crucial to create vibrant and healthy neighbourhoods that are walkable and transit-connected.

Infographic of mid-rise development benefits


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