University of Toronto Housing Planning, St. George Campus


University of Toronto


Toronto, On

NBLC Services

Market Analysis
Housing Demand Analysis
Consultation Program

Project Description

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.

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