A 3 ½ storey walk-up apartment building with 15 bachelor units, each with French balconies was the first supportive housing model built in Ontario in 1987. Ample outdoor space boasts trees, flowers, and vegetable gardens. A proposal has been developed to build two small accessible apartment units in the rear garden. This project is currently on hold, until sufficient funding can be secured to start the construction.

Tenants state:

- “I don’t want to leave this community.”

- “I don’t want to lose my sense of security.”

Building Improvement Plans

To address the mobility challenges of the aging tenants at this location, Architects, ten-2-four, have designed two accessible one-bedroom apartment units to be constructed in the rear yard. In addition, a community kitchen and vital counselling space is part of the design. In 2013, the project went to tender, however, the high cost of construction delayed AIS from proceeding with this valuable project until $700,000 can be raised to make this project a reality.

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