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Canoe Landing Community Centre and Schools Complex A model for community amenities in the city core By Peter Duckworth-Pilkington, ZAS Architects Inc. + Interiors Building vertical higher-density communities can be a key approach to a more sustainable built environment. Having less area per person can reduce both embodied and operational energy use, and higher density supports walking, cycling and public transit.



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The Canoe Landing Community Campus provides a critical place of social infrastructure to make the vertical CityPlace neighbourhood in downtown Toronto livable and attractive to a wide demographic of residents. Canoe Landing combines a city park, community centre, two elementary schools, a childcare and Toronto’s first rooftop park all on one site to create a dynamic nexus of activity. Bringing all these programs under one roof created space and program synergies that resulted in a more efficient building footprint and envelope that reduces cost and preserves open space.