We are a small group of people in downtown Toronto planning the development of a cohousing community. We warmly welcome new members!

Cohousing is an intentional community with an emphasis on shared community space while maintaining private ownership of individual homes and a strong commitment to personal privacy. It is also a way of housing ourselves in an environment that supports social interaction and environmental sustainability. Cohousing creates a balance of community and privacy reminiscent of the old fashioned village.

Our Vision

To build and live in a multi­generational community that:

  • Fosters meaningful connections through supportive relationships
  • Creates and maintains a healthy and ecologically sustainable urban development
  • Demonstrates innovative, attractive cohousing
  • Inspires communities to build the housing they need

The Details

  • each unit will contain its own kitchen, bathroom, living spaces, and bedrooms
  • some shared community meals in a common house dining room
  • a variety of housing units (mix of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms); the majority will be owned
  • price per unit will reflect average market cost
  • committed to high energy efficiency and green building initiatives
  • striving to incorporate some affordable housing units
  • between 20 and 30 dwellings in the community
  • separation of cars from residential area
  • common secure bike storage
  • newly built or retrofitted existing building
  • a mix of townhouses and units within a small building
  • centrally located common areas, pedestrian areas, green and natural spaces
  • located in the west end area of downtown Toronto

For more information please contact us at info@torontoecohousingcommunity.ca.

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Visioning Workshop kicks off community planning

It’s not too late for you to help us plan a community you would like to live in. Excitement is building at TECO as we move forward with planning our cohousing community. Our development consultant, Christine Pacini of SHS Consultants, led our first Visioning Workshop on February 8th with TECO members and prospective members participating …

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SHS Consultants hired as Development Consultant

No matter how much we talk and dream about it, we realized last year our community would not get built without professional help. We are the developer and we have a vision of what we’d like our community to be, but we need someone to guide and support us from A to Z. We are …

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