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dc.contributor.authorTranze-Drabinia, Dina
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-23 21:29:14 (GMT)
dc.date.available2017-01-23 21:29:14 (GMT)
dc.date.issued2017-01-23
dc.date.submitted2017-01-17
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10012/11254
dc.description.abstractAs prices of single family homes rapidly increase in Toronto, many families are faced with a challenging dilemma: move beyond the city’s peripheries to where house prices are lower, or remain within the city and attempt to find suitable housing in multi-unit buildings. Recently, more families have been choosing the latter, yet discovering that the city offers very few affordable housing options suitable for families with children. This thesis is an exploration into why this is the case and a proposition for a possible solution. The exploration is broken down into two components: the political and economic framework of housing affordability and an urban and architectural analysis of design compatibility of housing for families with children. The findings suggest that a more comprehensive economic model is required, with consideration given to community land trusts and co-operative housing. Furthermore, a design approach which considers the amenities and diversity required by family life is seen to create a more inclusive built environment. The research culminates in a design synthesis - a proposal of a co-operative building on an existing parking lot in Bloor West Village. The proposed design of the Home for Urban Families is exemplary in nature, in that it displays a possible solution within the established framework of the thesis.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waterlooen
dc.subjecttorontoen
dc.subjecthousingen
dc.subjectaffordabilityen
dc.subjectfamiliesen
dc.subjectchildrenen
dc.subjectmid-riseen
dc.subjectdowntownen
dc.subjecturbanen
dc.subjectco-operativeen
dc.titleA Home for Urban Families: An Alternative Approach to Housing in Downtown Torontoen
dc.typeMaster Thesisen
dc.pendingfalse
uws-etd.degree.departmentArchitecture (School of)en
uws-etd.degree.disciplineArchitectureen
uws-etd.degree.grantorUniversity of Waterlooen
uws-etd.degreeMaster of Architectureen
uws.contributor.advisorRynnimeri, Val
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.published.cityWaterlooen
uws.published.countryCanadaen
uws.published.provinceOntarioen
uws.typeOfResourceTexten
uws.peerReviewStatusUnrevieweden
uws.scholarLevelGraduateen


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