University of Toronto Housing Planning, St. George Campus
University of Toronto
Housing Demand Analysis
NBLC was retained by the University of Toronto in 2017 to develop a housing strategy for the Huron-Sussex and Charles-Yonge neighbourhoods that will implement strategic university goals related to physical housing stock and immersive community life. These neighbourhoods are home to non-traditional university-affiliated groups, including new faculty, student families, and other long-term tenants.
Key objectives of the project included: formalizing a vision for the Charles-Yonge community that recognizes the vertical nature of the community and future mix of resident and family needs; developing a profile of both existing and future groups that might be housed and defining their needs; and, developing an implementation strategy for the two neighbourhoods that optimizes the typology of the various housing forms with the future needs of non-traditional post-secondary groups while also improving services and amenities for these groups.
Our work included precedent research on other post-secondary housing programs for these non-traditional groups, profiles of existing tenants and their emerging needs, resident and campus consultation, stakeholder meetings, and a profile of future demand for housing in the two neighbourhoods.