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October 2, 2018

Over the past couple of months I have managed to help a small developer make an application to the Committee of Adjustment that reduced the cost of preparing documentation for the applications. In the case of 1337 Laperriere the Committee of Adjustment accepted drawing...

April 13, 2018

There is a huge opportunity for small sustainability minded investors and residents of inner city residential neighbourhoods to collaborate in the full redevelopment of their communities. These neighbourhoods were developed in the 50's, 60's and 70's. They have been su...

February 28, 2018

Same building, 3 different looks.

Want traditional, here is a look that might interest you

Want Art Deco ee, this might meet your tastes

or the standard modern look

what appeals to you? we can make it happen

February 21, 2018

Social Sustainability, It takes a Village

Distributed Social Services

Chris Jalkotzy, City Villages

Summary Issues

Unfortunately, governments are currently only operating in a reactionary mode when it comes to planning for our future health care needs. The problems we are...

February 21, 2018

The Missing Middle

City Villages has now completed small rental residential building designs the fit into all residential neighbourhoods. They are particularly suited to our inner city suburbs that were developed in the 1950's, 60's and 70's. Its in these neighbourhoods...

May 19, 2017

In my last post, I did not note that the building had changed from a senior's building to an apartment building. This is a welcome change. Hopefully the building will attract a mix of ages, although I'm pretty sure that the rents will be such that the range of incomes...

May 4, 2017

Wow, the number of stories that have been generated by one Stats Canada report and the low supply of single family homes in the GTA. 

Story 1- http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/torontos-low-rise-home-demand-not-matched-by-supply-report/article34801918/

St...

April 16, 2017

This post updates an older post with new information. I am adamantly against the character of the current "seniors residential building" rezoning proposal. Approval of this rezoning will unnecessarily restrict the uses on the site. I also think the current massing also...

December 29, 2016

I am very excited about 2017. For 35 years I have been learning about the way our human race functions. Everything from how we create physical environments, build governance institutions and develop social / cultural networks. There is a way of doing this in an inclusi...