our progress in 2015
, including the implementation of many of the 71 initiatives in the
Getting it done report
Toronto Community Housing’s 2016 capital budget is designed to deliver tangible improvements for residents.
Investing in our homes, a $9-billion public asset
In the fourth year of our
10-year capital repair plan
, we will deliver more capital repairs in more buildings to improve the living conditions, comfort and safety of residents.
We’re investing a record $250 million (up 43 per cent compared to $175 million in 2015) and will complete 18,000 capital repair projects that will benefit over 40,500 households.
Investment by category
|Building major discipline||
2013-2015 total budget|
|Capital category totals||69.7||111.4||162.7||343.8||236.8|
|% of project management||-||5.5%||6.6%||-||5.1%|
|Building condition audits (BCA)||7.0||2.0||0.7||9.7||0.5|
|*Project management was calculated within jobs in 2013, not as a separate line item.|
What will $250 million in capital repairs in 2016 look like?
Some of the specific projects include:
- Replacing 55 elevators to create faster, more reliable service for 4,600 residents.
- Replacing roofing for 107 buildings that are home to 6,500 residents.
- Upgrading windows and exterior walls of 44 buildings to improve the comfort of 3,800 residents while lowering energy costs.
- Installing or upgrading emergency generators in 46 buildings to improve the safety of 6,400 residents in emergency situations.
- Installing more than 1,000 new or upgraded security camera systems in more than 50 communities.
- Making accessibility upgrades to common spaces in 17 buildings ($5.5 million, a 57 per cent increase from 2015) to increase access for all residents, plus making in-suite accessibility modifications ($3 million).