Architect as Developer: Downtown Toronto walking tour of four MODERNest Houses
Jan 27 2024
event: tour in-person

Architect Kyra Clarkson, co-owner of MODERNest Inc., will lead a walking tour to highlight four houses built by MODERNest Inc.

Designed and developed by Architects, the houses are within a ten-minute walk of one another in the Trinity Bellwoods/Queen West neighbourhood. We will feature House 2 and House 3, and paired Houses 5 and 6, which sit on atypical lots, in an eclectic urban context.

The tour will address issues relating to designing modern houses that sit within a downtown neighbourhood fabric, including planning challenges, design considerations, and material choices and detailing. The tour will touch on developing these projects with regards to market forces, construction challenges and delivery alternatives. As all of the houses are privately owned, the tour will not include the house interiors.

Tour Times

11am – 12:30pm: SOLD OUT
2pm – 3:30pm: SOLD OUT


This event is a companion program to the online event ‘Architect as Developer: MODERNest’s response to downtown Toronto’s need for mid-market contemporary houses’.


Kyra Clarkson, MODERNest Inc.


Who should visitors contact with questions regarding accessibility?
Kyra Clarkson
Kyra Clarkson, Architect and co-owner MODERNest Inc.
MODERNest House 1, Photograph by Steven Evans
MODERNest House 2, Photograph by Steven Evans
MODERNest House 3, Photograph by Steven Evans
MODERNest House 4, Photograph by Steven Evans
MODERNest House 5 and House 6, Photograph by Steven Evans