Cohousing is an intentional community with an emphasis on shared community space. Similar to the condo model, cohousing includes private ownership of individual homes and a strong commitment to personal privacy. But unlike most condos, the cohousing model supports social interaction and environmental sustainability. Best of all, we design our community together.
Canopy is a labour of love (many cohousing groups do not succeed) and we’ve done some great work. We’ve got a feasibility study and business plan. The group has incorporated as a cooperative and has learned how to have productive consensus-based meetings. We are in an exciting process of meeting with developers, builders, architects, urban planners and other visionaries. We’re talking permaculture along the way of course! If you are community-minded, love pioneering, and looking to buy a home in the Toronto area, check it out.