Toronto Community Housing Block 32

Toronto Community Housing Block 32

Architect
KPMB Architects

Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects
Location
120 Fort York Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 0E3, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2012
Category
Apartments
Maris Mezulis

Toronto Community Housing Block 32

KPMB Architects as Architects

Block 32 was planned and designed to fill a need for family-centred affordable rental housing in the rapidly developing Railway Lands West precinct in Toronto, Canada. The objective was to create a living environment that fosters social interaction and community building. Block 32 introduces a unique housing typology for families in a neighbourhood dominated by one- and two-bedroom units catering to singles and young couples. The stacking and interlocking of podium units reduces the number of common corridors to achieve increased amenity within the units. To increase efficiency and create double-storey units, corridors and elevators are located on every second floor of the podium. Fully glazed corridors are selectively organized at the perimeter to form local neighbourhoods within the development. The emphasis on shared public spaces, glazed corridors and large two storey units creates a secure and inviting living environment for families. Accents of vibrant colours extend through all the public spaces of the project.


Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context
24 May 2022 News
Kindergarten for Llubi expresses in built form two converging patterns from its landscape context

In the small Mallorca town of Llubi, this new kindergarten by Aixopluc Architects is located on a pe... More

25 best architecture firms in Mexico City
23 May 2022 News
25 best architecture firms in Mexico City

Mexico City is home to a number of outstanding, epoch-defining architectural firms. Its contemporary... More

New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden
22 May 2022 News
New Singer Museum wing by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten offers a balanced experience of art, architecture and garden

In Tilburg, NL, the new Nardinc wing of the Singer Museum by Bedaux de Brouwer Architecten houses th... More

Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople
22 May 2022 News
Al Naseej Factory: A woven architecture that celebrates local craftspeople

Located in Bani Jamrah, Bahrain, the Al Naseej Factory by Leopold Banchini is a textile weaving faci... More

Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years
20 May 2022 News
Merk X revitalizes Amsterdam Zoo natural history building that was closed for 75 years

The neoclassical building was built between 1850 and 1855 to a design by Johannes van Maurik as a na... More

82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects
20 May 2022 News
82,000 unique, hand-crafted tiles clad the new extension to Museum Arnhem by Benthem Crouwel Architects

In addition to restoring the original Museum Arnhem building, complete with characteristic historic... More

Estudio MMX interweaves open spaces throughout porous pigmented concrete villa
19 May 2022 News
Estudio MMX interweaves open spaces throughout porous pigmented concrete villa

A sequence of open spaces with a gradual degree of intimacy allow residents to move gently from the... More

Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s Montagne du Parc demonstrates how concepts of sustainability can be implemented at an early stage of architectural completion
19 May 2022 News
Baumschlager Eberle Architekten’s Montagne du Parc demonstrates how concepts of sustainability can be implemented at an early stage of architectural completion

The largest project completed by Baumschlager Eberle Architekten in Europe to date, the new Montagne... More