Affordable Housing

Episode 6 – Monika Rau: Development in Toronto; Looking to the Future of Toronto and Housing; City-Building and Getting into Urban Planning

We chat with Monika Rau about the future of Toronto, and development trends regarding commercial and mixed-use retail, as well as affordable housing – from lane-way homes to tiny homes.  Overall, we are bullish on the future of this City. Monika also shares her story on getting involved in the industry and development policy, from her involvement with ULI to OPPI to NXT City.

Oh – and we discover that we all agree that Bounty chocolate bars are, well….amazing.

Monika is an urban planner currently working on the mixed-use commercial team at Dream

Expensive Realities – Episode 3: Toronto Music City’s Affordable Housing + Hub for Musicians

In this episode, Ryan and Andreas discuss Toronto Music City’s first affordable housing project – a 100-unit co-op + music hub in Regent Park, exclusively for Toronto musicians.  Andreas discusses the vision for the project, the business + social case for incorporating creative elements and place-making into new developments, and how innovation, disruptive technology and the need for physical spaces are impacting the music industry.