We are a growing group of people in downtown/west end Toronto planning the development of a cohousing community.

Cohousing is an intentional community with an emphasis on shared community space. Similar to the condo model, cohousing includes private ownership of individual homes and a strong commitment to personal privacy. But unlike most condos, the cohousing model supports social interaction and environmental sustainability. Cohousing creates a balance of community and privacy reminiscent of the old fashioned village. Best of all, we will design our community together.

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 sq. ft. 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

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Canopy on CFRB radio

Canopy member Kai Millyard talks to CFRB radio host Barb DiGiulio. New to cohousing? Kai explains it all!

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Humber College students design for community

What do you get when you mix: • One creative architecture professor (Marcin Kedzior) assigning students the exciting project of designing cohousing • Six teams of the best & brightest third-year Humber design students • Six inspirational buildings selected by Canopy Cohousing members • Six actual Toronto properties Canopy Cohousing will get six inspired, creative …

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