Creative Mixed-Use, a made in Toronto solution

February 18, 2022 by School of Cities Staff

A research team led by Professor Matti Siemiatycki, director of the Infrastructure Institute at the School of Cities, is exploring a land-use model that has the potential to contribute to a greener, healthier, more prosperous and equitable future in urban centres. The creative mixed-use model brings together private, public and non-profit partners to combine residential or commercial space with large-scale public amenities including shelters, cultural facilities or schools.


The team's project is showing that creative mixed-use developments are powerful tools for overcoming common development challenges by leveraging the unique skills and resources of each partner. To support the development of more creative mixed-use buildings, the Infrastructure Institute team is working to provide matchmaking services for building partners, offering training to help organizations navigate the complex development process, and providing support to build viable strategies for development.

Learn more about the creative mixed-use model in Toronto in our second City Research Insights issue:

Creative Mixed-Use Building: A Made-in-Toronto Solution