3847 Lawrence Community Design
3847 Lawrence is part of Toronto Community Housing and located in and underserved area of Scarborough in the Greater Toronto Area. We are currently working on a pilot initiative between OCAD University’s Department of Environmental Design, Toronto Community Housing, and Parks People to assist the community at 3847 Lawrence improve community areas through small-scale participatory design projects. The pilot project will be a part of Dr. Miller’s Inclusive Design course taught in the Winter 2020.
Following the participatory design work shop, the students in the Inclusive Urbanism course went back to their desks to synthesize all of the work completed at the workshop to develop the open space design. The pandemic complicated things, but the students were able to continue on their design and present final concepts with input from Merbib and Issaq from the 3847 community and David and Steve from TCHC. In teams, 7 design concepts were created.
A Final Review was held via Zoom on April 17th with some community members participating along with design professionals and TCHC staff. The following images showcase some of the final concepts developed by the students. During the final review, students received valuable feedback that would be carried forward into one final concept design.
Final Accepted Design