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Urban Agriculture Takes Prominent Role in Toronto High-rise Development

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 6:22
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The Daniels Corporation project in Mississauga is transforming the face of a community which is already home to the summertime ‘The Backyard Farm & Market.’

For residents, the garden plots are designed to provide the same dual benefits of community-building and urban agriculture benefits as the neighbouring farmers market.

By Stefan Novakovic
Urban Toronto
Oct 24, 2016


As the Daniels Corporation’s new community continues to take shape, urban agriculture amenities will continue to be part of the mix. While conclusive details about the last townhouse phase of the project have yet to be announced, the distinctively shaped Arc—entering into construction late this year—will feature a collection of community garden plots on the 4th floor terrace. Meanwhile, the farmer’s market will be moved to its permanent home on the public plaza fronting the tower.

In addition to fresh produce, the hope is that the active outdoor amenity space will foster interactions between residents and create the basis for shared community initiatives.

Clustered around a central green area—marketed as the ‘Community Courtyard (below) —the development’s buildings are also designed to foster a sense of shared space. In addition to the community garden plots, local organizations will be able to use the space, bringing activity—and amenities—to the centre of the new neighbourhood.

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