The City of Toronto's Tower Renewal Office and the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership based at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social work and Cities Centre at the University of Toronto have announced they will share their recent findings on high-rise communities at an event on December 11. 

Invited speakers include members from the United Way TorontoERA Architects and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund (TAF). Dr. Rebecca Leshinsky will also be there to speak on research in the City of Melbourne that reflects Toronto's Tower Renewal initiative. The Tower Renewal Office will speak to current tower projects, and the Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership will provide updates on their research into life in apartment neighbourhoods. 

Tower Renewal Office, Daniels Faculty, City of Toronto, ERA ArchitectsTower Renewal, image by the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design (U of T)

The Tower Renewal Program is aimed at the many 1950s, 1960s and 1970s concrete apartment towers found throughout Toronto that house many of the city's low-income and new residents. Tower Renewal's goal is to bring about social, economic, environmental and cultural change in the towers and their surrounding neighbourhoods through improved efficiency and neighbourhood integration. 

The event is being held at Innis Town Hall at 2 Sussex Avenue from 5:30 to 7:30pm, on Tuesday, December 11th. If you are interested in attending, the event registration page can be found here