​​​​​​Lawrence/Orton is one of three pilot communities in the ReSet​ program​. Through ReSet, an innovative approach to delivering capital repairs, the community will undergo qua​lity repairs and residents will be engaged in building a community that fits their needs.​


  • 3939-3947 Lawrence Avenue East​
A map showing buildings in Lawrence/Orton area


  • 337 units (1, 2 and 3 bedrooms)
  • 19-storey apartment building and 2 ½ storey walk-ups (4 blocks) with parking garage
  • Built in 1970


  • September 2015 – Architects and engineers selected
  • October 2015 – Local design teams formed
  • October 2015 to December 2015 – Architects and engineers meet with communities to understand needs and begin design process
  • Early 2016 – Architects and engineers with local design teams develop design priciples to guide the work
  • January to September 2016 – Architects and engineers conduct further investigation and analysis to understand the site conditions

Local design team​

Each pilot community has a local design team made up of residents. The Jane/Firgrove design team will collect input from local residents on what repairs and programs are needed in the community, and work with the designers (architects and engineers) to develop plan options based on the community’s needs and budget. The plans will then be presented to all residents in the community.

Please email for more information about how to get involved in the local design team. ​​​