2016 capital investment

2016 capital investment

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Building on our progress in 2015​, including the implementation of many of the 71 initiatives in the Gettin​g​ 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-y​​ear capital re​​p​air 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
(in millions)
(in millions)
(in millions)
​2013-2015 total budget
(in millions)​
​Building envelope​3.8​​​9.5​20.7​34.0​45.8
​Life Safety​4.8​5.9​7.4​18.1​26.7
​Mechanical systems​9.8​17.9​28.3​56.0​44.0
​Parking garages​​​0.8​8.0​10.5​19.3​8.8
Capital category totals​​69.7​111.4​162.7​343.8​236.8
​Project management​0.4​6.6​11.6​18.6​12.7
​% of project management​-​5.5%​6.6%​-​5.1%
​Building condition audits (BCA)​7.02.0​​0.7​9.7​0.5
​Admin/BCA totals​7.4​8.6​12.3​28.3​13.2
​​​​Overall totals​​77.1​120.0​175.0​372.1​250.0
​*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).