Situated west of the downtown core of Toronto, Sherbourne St. Corridor Co-operative is a housing cooperative that aims to address both climatic and housing emergencies through ideas of food production. Equipped with food-related programming, such as a soup kitchen, the ground floor is a porous “street” in which passer-bys can walk through, eat, or relax. The residential tower proposes a new communal model in which domestic programs, such as laundry, kitchens, and living rooms are taken out of each private unit into a semi-public space that acts as circulative tissue. A double skin, acting as a winter garden, is also provided on the tower, acting as a thermal buffer and a vessel of waste heat energy, to further maximize the use of energy. As a result, communal spaces not only act as spaces of social relief, but also spaces of energetic relief.