Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park

Alexandra Park Secondary Plan - Sample

Alexandra Park Secondary Plan – Sample

Group project revolving around the redevelopment of Alexandra Park — a community housing project in Toronto owned and operated by the TCHC. Alexandra Park was developed in the era of large block-busting planning where roads were removed or realigned in order to create public space or walkable communities. Unfortunately, these design decisions isolated communities by removing flow between neighbourhoods and often created unsafe or unkempt spaces that deteriorated over time. Regent Park in the east-end of Toronto is currently undergoing a similar redevelopment with many success stories — but some irritation on how the process unfolded. The concept of the project was to continue with the success but address the failings from the first project.

Toronto community housing stock is currently under a massive infrastructure backlog. Most of the housing well beyond its build lifespan and little avenues for financing or years of neglect creating a crisis among it residents and neighbours.  Regent Park was the catalyst required to involve private sector developers with partnerships within the community and NGOs to leverage the condominium boom the City has experienced over the past decade to create an opportunity to address these issues.

Since this project was completed, the City of Toronto has embarked on a comprehensive rebuilding of the area, reconnecting the successful neighbourhoods surrounding the site and the appetite of citizens to live within walking or transit distance to a revitalized office and entertainment sectors nearby with providing more social housing that meets or exceeds the requirements of existing residents.

Contributors

Anthony Di Santo
David Johnson
Paul Tobia
Stefano Guglietti
Austin Pernarella
Loralea Tulloch
Alexander Ruggieri
Cody Hashemi
Christopher Evan Jones

Personal Contributions

Land-Use Planning

Rezoning Requirements

Zero Displacement Staging

Massing Study

Cost Analysis

Maps and Schedules

 

Download the Alexandra Park Secondary Plan project

 

 

Read More

Torontoist article on the Toronto Plan

Toronto Star article on the social aspects of the plan

Link to the official TCHC plan

 

 

The Junction Concept Plan : Part Three

Sample from the Junction Concept presenation

Sample from the Junction Concept presenation

Submitted: November 21, 2010

Third part of the The Junction assignment focuses on potentials and defining a concept to improve both the living and economic conditions of the area. New connections, open space and strengthening existing infrastructure and culture is the primary purpose of the assignment.

Contributors

Abby Besharah
Justin Cheng
Pete Giampa
Christopher Jones
Michael Kozlowski
Brandon Langille
Natalie Lindsay

Personal Contribution

Maps & Concept Graphics

Concept (Partial)

Presentation Design

 

Download The Junction Concept Plan presentation

 

  • Junction Concept In-Fill - Before
  • Junction concept pedestrian bridge - Before
  • Junction Concept Plan - Pedestrian Bridge After

 

The Junction Scoping Study

Submitted: September 25th, 2010

Sample from Part One Introduction Presentation.

Sample from Part One Introduction Presentation.

A multi-part studio project that stepped through the scoping study of a specific Toronto neighbourhood — in this case, The Junction area in the west-end.

Contributors:

Abby Besharah

Justin Cheng

Peter Giampa

Christopher Evan Jones

Michael Kozlowski

Brandon Langille

Natalie Lindsay

Personal Contributions:

Maps

Presentation Design

Lynch Image Mapping

 

Download Part One: The Junction