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Urban Toronto Spotlights mcCallumSather’s Sustainable Urban Living Projects Designed For Assembly Corporation

2217 Kingston Road

As Canada grapples with the increasing need for sustainable and affordable housing, Assembly Corporation has emerged as a crucial player in addressing these complex challenges. Founded in 2018, Assembly is notable for its modular, turn-key building solutions, specializing in multi-unit residential projects throughout the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). Utilizing mass-timber and light-frame wood panels manufactured offsite, Assembly’s innovative construction techniques enable more sustainable and efficient building than traditional methods.

The 60 Bowden Street development, in partnership with Woodgreen Community Housing and designed by mcCallumSather Architects, will transform the site of Danforth Baptist Church with affordable apartments tailored for underserved seniors. Incorporating a geothermal heat pump system, the eight-storey building optimizes energy use while providing a full spectrum of health and wellness supports.

Currently under construction, 215 Wellesley Street East is an eight-storey residential infill project set to provide supportive units specifically designed for women transitioning from incarceration and facing poverty. CMV Group was the design architect and the architect on record is mcCallumSather. This building integrates a geothermal ground source heat pump. Situated in Cabbagetown, the building also includes critical support services located at grade, which assist residents in developing essential life management and employment skills

Under construction at 2217 Kingston Road, a collaborative effort between Assembly and the Thunder Woman Healing Lodge Society reflects a deep commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. This six-storey building, designed by mcCallumSather Architects and Smoke Architects, is geared towards providing transitional housing and comprehensive support for formerly incarcerated Indigenous women. True to Indigenous teachings on respecting the land, this project features a geothermal ground source heat pump, ensuring the operation is environmentally friendly.

Finally, 1120 Ossington Avenue is an infill project under construction in Toronto’s Davenport neighbourhood. This three-storey project, with designing architect Smart Density and the architect on record mcCallum Sather Architects, is a strategic addition to an existing converted church, expanding its capacity with 26 affordable units. Assembly is focused here on rapid housing delivery, specifically targeting groups in need; this building is constructed using mass timber and equipped with air source heat pumps.

Read the full article here: Assembly’s Blueprint for Sustainable Urban Living in the GTHA | UrbanToronto

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