TCH 20 Vanauley Street Community Housing

Queen West, Toronto

LGA approached the refurbishment of this 135-unit TCH apartment building and four attached 3-storey townhouses with the goal of re-calibrating the community’s perception of the housing.


This involved creating a more contemporary-looking (and better performing) building envelope for the 1980s residential complex, and designing a welcoming, transparent new entry sequence that links the building to the surrounding streetscape. The building now has a distinctive presence that is in keeping with its role as a threshold into the Alexandra Park community.

Key aspects of the scope of work include:

  • Renovations to occupied TCH buildings
  • Podium subsurface waterproofing and roofing refurbishment
  • Concrete restoration and structural repairs to balconies
  • Mold remediation
  • New metal siding overcladding
  • New balcony guardrails
  • New windows and new balcony patio doors
  • Roofing repairs to apartment building and new roofing for townhouses
  • Conversion of vacant suites into accessible barrier-free units
  • New waterproofing membrane at underground parking garage