We are a growing 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

  • currently planning 24 units
  • we’re open to new construction or retrofitting existing buildings
  • a mix of townhouses and units within a small building
  • each unit will be complete with kitchen, bathroom, living spaces, and bedrooms
  • a variety of housing units (mix of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms)
  • centrally located common areas, pedestrian areas, green and natural spaces
  • a 4,000 ft2 Common House with a variety of facilities
  • some shared community meals in the Common House dining room
  • separation of cars from residential area
  • common secure bike storage
  • we expect price per unit will reflect average market cost
  • committed to high energy efficiency and green building initiatives
  • striving to incorporate some affordable housing units
  • located in the west end area of downtown Toronto

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

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“Being neighbourly is a requirement”

Check out the great article about cohousing in the Globe & Mail Real Estate section featuring Vancouver’s first cohousing project, which is now under construction. It mentions us too, indicating that “Outside of B.C., there are only 10 co-housing projects in Canada, including the ecoHousing Community that’s getting started in Toronto“. The article really captures …

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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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