Kipling Towers Charrette


On Saturday, November 13th., 2010, DIAC brought eight designers from various disciplines together with tower tenants, City planners and the property management team in a design charrette at the Kipling Towers in Rexdale, Ontario. The objective of the charrette was to explore short-term design opportunities addressing the tenants’ immediate concerns in the areas of signage & communications, exterior recreation areas, waste management, interior multi-purpose rooms, safety and security. The tenants had the chance to discuss their concerns with professionals from the disciplines of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Industrial, Interior and Graphic Design. DIAC prepared a final report documenting the Charrette recommendations which was published by the City of Toronto in Summer 2011. You can find the report here:

The results of the charrette were summarized in a poster series presented at the Tower Renewal Symposium at Hart House in May 2011.

Tower Renewal Poster #1

Tower Renewal Poster #2

Tower Renewal Poster #4

Photos by Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam, Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada, HIGHRISE:

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