Toronto has many challenges as bustling city: heightened cost of rent with an influx of new residents, gentrification, as well as the challenges of responding to climate change, storm-water management, and the necessity of weaving in sustainable green infrastructure to respond to these considerations are just some of the issues that could be considered when expanding the cities use of livable land for an entirely new community.
The objective of the new Quayside in the city’s east-side is to create a community that improves the quality of life for its residents, visitors and those that work in the area while bolstering Toronto as a global hub for urban innovation, and serve as a model of sustainable neighborhoods for cities around the world.
Proposed to be built of tall wood—a natural, sustainable, and renewable form of building that utilizes laminated, high density timber in an interlocking fashion to support tall buildings—the new Quayside expansion project would mean community members live, work, and play in buildings that are made of material that are fire resistance and make up a faster and safer on site construction project.
Emily Kildow, the Associate Director of Sustainability for Sidewalk Labs will be giving an afternoon keynote address to touch on these issues (and more), and sustainable design with Toronto’s Quayside Project on April 4th, 2019 at Grey to Green Toronto.
Click the link here to register for what is guaranteed to be a riveting speech.