Congratulations to Emily Chen, Mary Ma, and Justina Yang, recipients of the Outstanding Design Work 3A (Arch 392) Award.
With the introduction of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT, the Eglinton and Oakwood-Vaughan neighbourhood currently lacks the services, affordable housing, and public amenities to accommodate the expected growth in the next 2 years. In response, Intersection aims to design spaces that encourage the intersection of tenancies that represent the diverse demographic of the area. The project seeks to create a self-sustaining network on the Eglinton-Dufferin Intersection, made up of the community members themselves, allowing them the right to remain, transition, and age in place. By integrating various public and shared spaces throughout the site, as well as programs catered to the needs of the residents while simultaneously providing the opportunity to train and nurture future generations, this urban design proposal challenges current typologies of separating seniors and other tenancies from one another, demonstrating how the reintegration of these groups can invigorate the community and its culture as a whole.