The Oakwood Vaughan community is latent with artistic passion and culture, and the proposed mid-rise acts as a container for cultural education, expression and practice. The housing tenure is planned around a co-operative system, with a mix of equity, rental and artist residence units to accommodate a diverse range of income groups that may have otherwise been excluded in a traditional co-operative equity structure. Common spaces are organized on each floor within a full-height atrium space. Neighbours are no longer just floormates, but also those who are spatially and visually connected by these common spaces. The walls are made of brick and mortar alone: it is exterior, interior and insulation. The mass walls self-regulate their temperatures, eliminating construction complexity in favour of the local, highly durable and honest brick.