May 2024

Blackwell x ReHousing Structural Report

May 15, 2024
Prepared by Blackwell Engineering, this report introduces the structural considerations found in the thirteen house types from the. housing catalogue, including a glossary of structural terms and answers to some commonly asked questions - give it a read!

Nov 2023

Phase 2 Research Launches

November 22, 2023
Phase 2 of our research, the guide including  Getting Started, Pick your project and the Construction Catalogue launches on the ReHousing Website.

Citizen Developer Workshop

November 18, 2023
ReHousing coordinated a workshop with recent alumni from the FutureBUILDS program to test out the Getting Started, Pick your project and Construction Catalogue research.

Oct 2023

ReHousing on the Canadian Real Estate Investor’s Podcast

October 20, 2023
ReHousing joined hosts with Daniel and Nick about all things ReHousing - give it a listen!⁠

Canadian Community Land Trust Summit 2023

October 21, 2023
ReHousing joined People Design Co-op to coordinate a workshop on ‘Establishing (new) Best Practices’. We presented multiplex research and our recent collaboartion with People Design Cop-op - Low Carbon Solutions for the Citizen Developer.

The  National Trust of Canada Conference -  CAHP WORKROOM -  Climate Action and Adaptive Reuse

October 26, 2023
Research Associate Rashmi Sirkar presented  ReHousing’s multiplex and Low Carbon Solutions Research at the  CAHP WORKROOM -  Climate Action and Adaptive Reuse in Ottawa

The Walrus Talks - Equitable Housing

October 26, 2023
Samantha Eby presented at the Walrus’ Walrus Talks - Equitable Housing Event in Vancouver BC.

ACO Toronto Heritage and Housing Symposium

Research Associate Rashmi Sirkar presented ReHousing’s multiplex and Low Carbon Solutions Research

Sept 2023

Citizen Developer Videos Launched 

The School of Cities at the University of Toronto commissitoned  us to make a video series of about ‘citizen developers,’ the ‘missing little,’ and multiplexes. You can find them around our site. Check out the series at the School of Cities, and our, you tube channel. 

June 2023

Multiplexes Now Permitted City-wide!

As of June 14, 2023, new amendments are now in effect and multiplexes are permitted in all residential zones across Toronto.

FutureBUILDS Field Trip

Saturday, Jun 10 2023,
Michael Piper led a field trip for the FutureBUILDS cohort.

May 2023

City of Toronto adopts Multiplex Legislation

On May 10, 2023, Toronto City Council adopted Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments to permit multiplexes in Neighbourhoods city-wide.

April 2023

Zoning Analysis included in EHON Multiplex Study

Thursday, Apr 13 2023,
The ReHousing team’s zoning analysis was included in the final Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods: Multiplex Study. 

Presentation for Canadian Home Builder Association

Tuesday, Apr 11 2023,
ReHousing present multiplex research to chapter of Canadian Home Builder Association in British Columbia.

March 2023

Publication of “Housing Multitudes” in Canadian Architect Magazine

Tuesday, Mar 28 2023,
ReHousing & Housing Multitudes in Canadian Architect

Lecture for Design Excellence Network in Melbourne, Australia

Tuesday, Mar 14 2023,
ReHousing team invited to present multiplex housing research for the Design Excellence Network. 

Publication of “Unlocking the ‘Missing Little’ in Toronto’s Housing Supply” in Azure Magazine

Friday, Mar 3 2023,
Publication talks about the ReHousing Project.

February 2023

Proposed Multiplex Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments Now Available

Proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendments to permit multiplexes city-wide have now been posted to the City's website at

Co-ownership Opportunities and Ownership Options Conference 

Sat, Feb 4 2023, 9:30-4pm
ReHousing presents at GoCo Solutions’ Co-ownership conference. A comprehensive conference style event, exploring all aspects of co-ownership. 

The “Missing Little” — A Renovation Revolution! Webinar

Mon, Feb 6 2023, 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Introducing the “Missing Little” – the opportunity to cost-effectively renovate the smaller-scale segment of the Missing Middle spectrum. How can we design and deliver units quickly and affordably to live in? Can we reduce construction costs by using less construction and simplified replicable plans? How do the numbers pencil out? With pre-panel presentation by Michael Piper.

Participating Speakers: Kfir Gluzberg, Architect, Kilogram Studio; Janna Levitt, Founding Partner, LGA Architectural Partners; Jacob Sofer, Co-founder and CEO, Metrosuite; Rohan Walters, Principal Designer, Spaces by Rohan Inc.

January 2023

Housing Multitudes Roundtable

Thu, Jan 26 2023, 3 - 8pm
Michael Piper presentat at Housing Multitudes Roundtable. This daytime workshop uniting urban scholars, designers, planners, community developers and policy specialists will explore how to take some of the ideas of the Housing Multitudes exhibition forward. Discussion will be especially focused on what is being forgotten or ignored in the proposed “solutions” to housing shortages and affordability that Ontario’s Bill 23, and Toronto’s Housing Action Plan, seek to address.

Housing Multitudes 2.0: A Bigger Picture for Toronto  

Wed Jan 25 @ 6:30 PM
Exhibition at Regents Park, Worl Urban Pavilion. 

‘The Missing Middle’: Where did it go and how do we get it back?

Friday Jan. 20 @ 9:30 AM
Interior Design Show Toronto, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Janna Levitt presents ReHousing Work at Toronto Interior Design Show

Publication of “Housing Multitudes at the University of Toronto Imagines the Future of Suburbia” in The Architects Newspaper

Fri, Feb 17 2023
Publication talks about the ReHousing Project.

ReHousing Collectives: Strategies for Retrofitting Single-Family Neighborhoods into Multi-Family Co-Housing

Michael Piper teaching seminar exploring strategies of ReHousing at John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Landscape, Architecture and Design at Univeristy of Toronto

December 2022

’Citizen Developer’ video series released

The School of Cities commissioned the ReHousing Team to create a series of videos about ‘citizen developers’ and multiplex housing.

December 2022

ReHousing Awarded Second Round of Funding From the Neptis Foundation

This round of funding will support research about a predesign and pricingtool/system for multiplex conversion; 2023-24.

ReHousing project giving free designs to convert single-family homes into multi-unit dwellings

ReHousing Featured on the CBC’s Metro Morning

Postcards From Suburbia: Rethinking the Urban Peripheries

ReHousing and Housing Multitudes in Azure Magazine

November 2022

A Retrofitting Suburbia Agenda for Equity, Health and Resilience to Climate Change

Michael Piper Co-Moderator alongside Richard Sommer for a lecture by June Williamson at the Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto

November 2022

Analysis of City of Toronto’s Multiplex Zoning Change

ReHousing Team, with the Expanding Housing Options in Neighbourhoods Working Group, commissioned by the City of Toronto to analyze proposed changes to Multiplex Zoning.

November 2022

Not Markham or Manhattan, but something else: a new vision for the landscapes of suburbia at Toronto gallery show

ReHousing and Housing Multitudes in the Globe and Mail

October 2022

Conrad Speckert presents ReHousing to the Technical Research Committee of the Canadian Home Builder’s Association Fall 2022 Meeting

Housing Multitudes exhibition opens

Thu, Oct 20 2022, 6:30 - 8pm
Architecture and Design Gallery, Daniels Building

September 2022

Selected Topics in Urban Design: Implementing the Missing Middle

Michael Piper teaching seminar exploring strategies of ReHousing at John H. Daniel’s Faculty of Landscape, Architecture and Design at Univeristy of Toronto. This course involved collaboration with GoCo Solutions, Circle Community Land Trust and Owniblii.

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