New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation affordable housing

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New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation recently occupied the first of two new buildings that we have worked on with them. As soon as we have some updated photos of this new 20-unit affordable housing project, we’ll be adding them to this website.

Women's Habitat Outreach

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Congratulations to Women’s Habitat who held an Open House in August at their outreach facility where we recently completed a renovation that included the addition of a new community kitchen.

Sutton's The Link is opened

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On November 12th, The Town of Georgina held their grand opening celebration for The Link, Georgina’s Community Connection Centre. Above, the Mayor cuts a very large ribbon with an even larger pair of scissors.

The Link is a former school the Town is repurposing into a community-creative hub that brings together four core partners: Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Hospice Georgina, Georgina Trades Training Inc., and Georgina Community Food Pantry. Under one roof, The Link, will deliver programs and services focused on health and wellness, arts and culture, youth engagement, recreation, job training, and more.

Our Place Peel Youth Shelter

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We recently completed the expansion of Our Place Peel, the only Emergency Youth Shelter in the Region of Peel. In their Annual Report, they note: “Youth and staff at OPP are benefiting from the completion of an extensive shelter renovation, which has transformed the kitchen, lounge, Resource Room and office areas. The difference is incredible. The space has expanded and opened up so it is more conductive for youth to gather together.”

George Street Revitalization

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The City of Toronto has posted an update on our work with Montgomery Sisam Architects on the George Street Revitalization project, “the site of the existing Seaton House shelter for men, George Street Revitalization will mean the creation of a dynamic mix of housing and programs for homeless and vulnerable seniors alongside the delivery of services to meet the needs of a vibrant and mixed downtown neighbourhood. This is city-building to make a more welcoming and safe street--all in the context of the broader Downtown East Revitalization.

City Council unanimously approved George Street Revitalization in principle in summer 2013. Program plans are being developed with the input of many stakeholders. To date, these plans include five areas:

  • a long-term care home with 384 beds
  • a 100-bed emergency shelter for men
  • an innovative "assisted living" service for men and women who need more care than traditional supportive housing can provide, but less than what a long-term care home involves
  • a service hub for program clients as well as members of the surrounding community
  • affordable housing with supports”

Women's Habitat Shelter

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Our complete renovation and expansion to Toronto’s Women’s Habitat Shelter is now occupied. This 25 bed shelter for women & children fleeing violence provides 10 separate bedrooms where women share a room with their children and a house with nine other women and their families. A large common living room, dining room, kitchen add to the spaces, along with shelter support. An accessible bedroom with accessible bathroom is provided on the main level, with access to additional support space on a lower level.