StudentDwellTO Research Study Focus Groups

Be a part of Toronto’s first student housing research study. Compensation will be provided. Visit for more.
Monday, October 22, 2018 - 2:45pm

Be a part of Toronto’s first student housing research study! StudentDwellTO, a multi-disciplinary research project on student housing affordability in Toronto, is  in the process of organizing focus groups for students at the University of Toronto, Ryerson University, York University and OCAD.  Compensation will be provided. Students may participate by signing up at 


About StudentDwellTO:
StudentDwellTO is a multi-university, multidisciplinary initiative funded by the Presidents of the four Greater Toronto Area Universities - OCAD University, Ryerson University, University of Toronto and York University - to examine access to affordable housing for post- secondary students. The project team includes students and faculty from all four universities, and is being led by Professor Jeremy Bowes of OCAD University, Dr. Shelagh McCartney of Ryerson University, Dr. Luisa Sotomayor of York University, Dr. Marcelo Vieta of University of Toronto and Mauricio Quirós of University of Toronto. Through the facilitation of comprehensive focus groups with post-secondary students and housing experts in Toronto, the study will provide a deeper understanding of student needs and choices about housing, while suggesting possible policy and development directions for decision-makers at the four participating universities, as well as municipal and provincial policy-makers.


OCAD Faculty conduct King Street Pilot Survey

A photograph of the OCAD University survey booth on King Street
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 9:45am

As part of Visual Analytics Lab's large urban design research project, iCITY, researchers have been conducting a survey (the "Walkable Street Survey") for the King Street Pilot. 

iCITY project member Jeremy Bowes, MARCH, AOCA and Professor in the Faculty of Design, states, "It would be great if any of you who visit the art and King street experience, especially now with the 'unzipped pavilion' by BIG architects, could comment. The survey takes about 12 to 14 minutes, so it has a lot of detailed design related questions, and the usual demographic questions from the city at the end."

The survey, which is still open to anyone interested in providing their pedestrian experience of streetscapes in urban Toronto, can be found here:

Learn more about the iCITY research project