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PROJECTS

Leadership for Community Change
Laneway Housing, Social Opportunity
Laneway Housing, Changing Lanes Motion Passed! What’s Next?
Old Women Network (OWN), How We Live in Place
What’s Next Symposium

Community-Focused Lens in Practice
Incremental Strategies for Vertical Neighbourhood
Scadding Court
LifeCorp Food Hub Competition
Winter Station Competition
Little Free Library Competition
Park People Public Space Incubator
Ryerson Presentation, Nov. 2019
AIAS Forum, Dec. 2019

Asset-Based Placemaking
ENTA Church
Harbourfront Community Centre
Perth Elementary
Research and Development
Black Urbanism Toronto (BUTO),
Little Jamaica, Feb. 2020

Process, Project, Programming
Grace Foundation, The Gambia Africa
Mobile Creative Hub

Community-Engaged Co-Creation Sessions
Somalia IDP
Simunye Community Centre
Expropiate 214-230 Sherboune

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OACC collaborated with the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and allied intern architects and academics on a campaign to call on the City of Toronto to expropriate a series of vacant lots on Sherbourne Street in the downtown east for rent-geared-to-income housing.

We helped facilitate a design charrette to gather feedback on what local residents desired for the site, in terms of overall building form, ground floor programs, public space qualities, and domestic space qualities. These findings were compiled in a report which included a speculative design for the site that synthesized the inputs of the community and galvanized support for the project.

Together, we presented the report along with a model of the speculative design, at a meeting of the Affordable Housing Committee at City Hall.

Outcome of project: Report issued, deputation to the Affordable Housing Committee, City council has been asked to direct CreateTO to look into expropriating the properties.

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The Gambia Africa- Grace Foundation

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Outcome of project:

The Gambia Africa- Grace Foundation

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Outcome of project:

Location: Toronto

Date: 2019- 2020

Client- Community Partner:  Black Urbanism Toronto (BUTO)

Team: Shanna-Kay Smith, Hiwet Dega, Yaw Tony