Case Studies: Growing Up
Protecting your privacy is top priority for the City of Toronto. You are seeing this alert because your web browser needs to be updated to access content on toronto.ca. You will need to download and install a more recent version of your web browser to use our website.
There are a number of projects, across Toronto and internationally, which demonstrate good planning for children and youth. The projects showcased here illustrate how good design at the unit, building and neighborhood scales can improve the livability for current and future families residing
in vertical communities.
The Toronto case studies were selected from areas across the city to demonstrate how we’ve already had some success in planning for children. The international examples demonstrate best-practices in other contexts, and while not every element of these projects could work in Toronto’s context, we chose to highlight elements that could be replicated. Read together, the case studies show the full spectrum of possibilities, which will help inform the Growing Up study.
- The Giraffe Child Care Centre, Boulogne-Billancourt, France
- Hammarby Sjostad, Stockhom, Sweden
- Harbourfront Neighbourhood Centre, Toronto, Canada
- Lee Centre, Scarborough Cenre, Toronto, Canada
- North Toronto Collegiate Institute & Residential Towers, Toronto, Canada
- Parkway Forest, Toronto, Canada
- Paris Rive Gauche, Paris France
- Schoolyard to Playground Initiative, New York City, USA
- Southeast False Creek, Vancouver, Canada
- St-Lawrence neighbourhood, Toronto, Canada
- Superkilen Park, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Visage and Swiss Cottage Cultural Centre, London, England
- Adventure play and whimsy in the public realm
- Bicycle and stroller infrastructure, season-responsive design
- Community gardens and shared street/home zone/woonerf
- Pocket parks, free admission and after-school programs