The Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) invites you to this summer’s Urban Affairs Forum on Housing Affordability and the Missing Middle, coinciding with the publication of House Divided: How the Missing Middle Can Solve Toronto’s Affordability Crisis.
Framed by Toronto’s rich history of housing neighbourhoods, and the current debate on City Council on how we can collectively make affordability a reality in our city, this forum explores how architecture and design may be key considerations in discussions on affordability in our city.
Approaching the issue of affordability and “the missing middle” from a design perspective, the TSA has invited architect-contributors to House Divided to share their perspectives on how innovations in design can contribute to affordability within Toronto’s housing market. Their views will be complemented by planners and politicians, reflecting the collective approach required in making Toronto a place where everyone can afford to live.
House Divided contributors and housing activists Dian Dyson and Joy Connelly they will be joined by Claire Nelischer a gentrification specialist from the Ryerson City Building Institute gathering to discuss the pressing issues of housing in our modern cities.
Tess Liem, author of Obits., reads with Joshua Whitehead at Shelf Life Books in Calgary.