This report is a Case Study of the climate change vulnerability of a residential high-rise apartment tower at 285 Shuter Street owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and occupied by residential tenants. The building is a 16-storey apartment building constructed in 1964 and part of the TCHC portfolio of social housing, which includes more than 2215 buildings including high, mid and low-rise apartments, townhouses and houses. It is part of a three-tower complex currently within the Toronto Tower renewal program. The building has benefited from recently completed assessments on building condition and energy performance.
The building is typical of buildings of the vintage and has had minimal exterior envelope work completed. Thus many of the vulnerable components that would be subject to climate change effects are as originally designed.
GRG Building Consultants Inc. Toronto, ON