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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

It is our hope to come together with like-minded people to live simply, peacefully and co-operatively. We want to live meaningful lives and be connected to and supported by those around us. We want to raise our children in a safe and nurturing environment. We believe in an ecologically sustainable lifestyle and incorporate environmentally responsible choices as often as possible.

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
  • interested in 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
  • clustered townhouses or units within a small building
  • centrally located common areas, pedestrian areas, green and natural spaces
  • ideally located in the downtown, west end area of 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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