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Getting it Build: A Cohousing Development Workshop

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Getting it Build: A Cohousing Development Workshop


More Cohousing communities have been started by the Getting it Built workshop than by any other method in North America.


This full weekend workshop (10am - 6pm Saturday and 10am - 4pm Sunday) shares best practices and lessons learned throughout 30 years of experience, while also recognizing that each community is unique and each group needs to decide what approach makes the most sense for its specific location and situation.

The Getting it Built workshop is an efficient and necessary step providing participants a clear overview of the Cohousing development process and the tools necessary to effectively plan your community's next steps.


LEARN HOW TO:


  • Organize your group
  • Work together efficiently
  • Effectively make decisions
  • Build and grow your community
  • Define your role, the group's role and the role of professionals
  • Raise the money to make your community a reality


GET VITAL GUIDANCE FOR:


  • Finding and optioning a site
  • Planning and designing
  • Working through city approvals
  • Hiring and managing construction professionals


GET CLARITY ON:


  • Financial realities (costs)
  • Investment structures (raising money)
  • Budgeting and timelines
  • Financing options
  • Ownership structures
  • Getting your money in and out
  • What your next steps are to success


WORKSHOP FEE


The early bird cost per person is $750 ($1,350 per couple) + HST until November 30th. Regular price there after is $850 ($1,450 per couple) + HST. The fee includes the Getting it Built workshop, workshop materials, lunch both days and light refreshments throughout the weekend.


*Direct e-transfer can also be used to save the transaction fee (HST must still be paid). Contact aW5mbyB8IENvTGl2aW5nQ2FuYWRhICEgY29t. An invoice will be provided for your records.


LOCATION


Both days of the workshop will take place at the Community Venue located at 708 Annette St., Unit 2 (entrance on Willard), Toronto, Ontario. Please note that the venue is wheel chair accessible. 


GETTING TO THE VENUE


The closest TTC subway station is Jane Street on the Bloor Line (approximately a 15-20 minute walk or 2 minute drive). Buses 26, 35, 55 and 335 all stop at the corner of Jane St and Annette St departing from the Jane TTC Station. Street parking is available around the venue.


ACCOMMODATIONS 


If you are looking for accommodations using AirBNB we suggest Bloor West Village, High Park and the Junction neighbourhoods as the closest. Anywhere on the west end near the TTC Bloor Subway line should be comfortable and even hotels downtown if you are taking TTC transit should be ok. If you are driving there are reasonably priced options out near the airport but you will be away from what most would consider the real Toronto experience and you may need to account for more travel time though on the weekend it shouldn't be too bad.


**We are talking to local participants and friends (we are trying to build community after all!) to see if they would be willing to host others from out of town. If you'd like to explore this as an option or would like to host someone please drop us an email at aW5mbyB8IENvTGl2aW5nQ2FuYWRhICEgY29t or give us a call at 416-303-1201.


WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I WANT MORE INFORMATION?


For more information about this workshop series, to inquire about other training or our consulting services please visit us at CoLiving Canada, drop us an email at aW5mbyB8IENvTGl2aW5nQ2FuYWRhICEgY29t or contact Kristopher at 416-303-1201 or Mark at 416-988-0050.


THANK YOU


Thank you to Charles Durrett, Lindy Sexton and Katie McCamant of McCamant & Durrett Architects and CoHousing Solutions for their training, mentorship, support and collaboration as we work to advance Cohousing in Canada. Thank you also to the Canadian Cohousing Network, Canadian Senior Cohousing, the Cohousing Association of the United States and SAGE Cohousing International for their ongoing advocacy, capacity building and support of Cohousing in North America.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS


Kristopher Stevens, Duncan Goheen and Mark Powell are the leaders of CoLiving Canada, a consultancy that facilitates the development of intergenerational and seniors (50+) Cohousing projects. Katie McCamant of CoHousing Solutions and Charles Durrett of McCamant & Durrett Architects are North America’s Cohousing pioneers and have designed, developed and consulted on the development of more than fifty communities. They introduced Cohousing to North America with their books “Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities” and “The Senior Cohousing Handbook: A Community Approach to Independent Living.” Kristopher and Charles are both Board members of SAGE Cohousing International.


*Thank you to McCamant & Durrett Architects and Centre of a Circle Consultants for allowing CoLiving Canada to use their photos for promotional purposes

** This event is organized in partnership with Centre of a Circle Consultants



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