Louvre House relies upon the idea that a community will thrive if they are given the economic, social, and environmental resources to do so. The 11-storey building seeks to catalyze and define the future development along the Dufferin corridor by providing an ethical example of how a building can influence and be influenced by the community around it. The public services and retail specifically requested by the Tenant Solidarity Program (such as the daycare and rental rooms) on the ground floors tie Eglinton Street and Rogers Road together and generate further economic development along Dufferin. Louvre House’s arcade invites the street into the building, softens the threshold, and mediates the retail space with the sidewalk, while allowing the subsequent floors to build up to the property line and maximize the available site area. Through a rent-to-own model, the units provide secure housing and allow community members to accumulate wealth and equity without a significant financial barrier to entry. The mix of units in Louvre House tailors largely towards community members that want to downsize and age in place, which allows other properties to be developed and retains the cultural identity that defines the neighbourhood.