250 Davenport

250 Davenport

​​​​​​​​Toronto Community Housing is going beyond bricks and mortar to build clean, safe homes for our residents while creating vibrant communities where people can thrive.

By working together with the City of Toronto, our residents, our neighbours, and our private development partners, we are transforming aging housing infrastructure to build better homes, better neighbourhoods, and a better Toronto for all.

At 250 Davenport, Toronto Community Housing is using the proceeds from the sale of a portion of the land to revitalize the existing building with new windows and balcony doors, and improvements to the heating, cooling and building systems to increase quality of life for residents, while improving the existing open spaces around the building.​


North side of Davenport Road, between Avenue Road and Bedford Road.​

250 Davenport by the numbers:​

  • Replaced Rental Units: 11

  • Refurbished Rental Units: 449

  • Construction Start Date: 2015

  • Total Size: 2.6 acres

  • Amenities: Improved open space around the existing building, new indoor community spaces

Development information

Development Partner: DiamondCorp/Metropia

Architect: TACT Architecture​

Development timeline:

Spring 2014

Building Improvement surveys and workshops with residents

July 2014

Building Retrofit Sustainable by Design workshop

Fall 2014

Design workshop with building residents

Fall 2015

Construction starts​

Summer 2016

Water Risers complete

Fall 2016

Windows and Doors complete

Exterior cladding to be completed

Winter 2016

Ongoing mechanical and electrical work to be completed

Spring 2017

Underground garage renovations start

Elevator upgrade work continues

Summer 2017

Demolition of west half of garage

All building renovation work complete

Spring 2018

Construction of TCHC replacement townhouse block begins ​

Recent updates

Planning Approvals Update 

In November 2016, the City of Toronto approved the Zoning By-law Amendment and Rental Housing Demolition & Conversion applications for the redevelopment of 250 Davenport. You can read the final staff report (PDF)​ and the supplementary staff report (PDF)​ on the City of Toronto’s website. ​

Good Neighbours Food Market​

The Good Neighbours Food Market, developed through a partnership between residents of 250 Davenport, the Church of the Messiah, Foodshare and Toronto Community Housing, is now open at 250 Davenport on Wednesdays between 3 and 6 p.m.​

Transition 250: Our community action plan​

Transition 250 is the social and economic development plan for 250 Davenport, which is an important part of the revitalization process. It was created by a working group made up of 250 Davenport residents, community agency partners and Toronto Community Housing staff. Transition 250 is a plan that allows us to focus on actions beyond physical improvements that need to be in place to make 250 Davenport a healthier place for all to live.

There are five key themes:

  1. Resident leadership
  2. Employment, income and food security
  3. Health and community services
  4. Connections or relationships
  5. Safety 

Read more about the community action plan at 250 Davenport (PDF). ​​​​

Computer Lab Program & Drop-in

​Residents of 250 Davenport can access the computer lab to learn basic computer skills, surf on the internet for employment support, and use our printing services. Many also enjoy weekly social and community events. In partnership with Frontier College, two of our residents are trained as lab assistants to operate the lab. The computer lab is open Monday to Friday, from 3 to 5 p.m., and Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.​

​​Sunshine Centre for Seniors

Sunshine Centre for Seniors runs a weekly program at 250 Davenport every Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This program provides residents with a free meal, some fun and healthy activities, and a community where they can make friends. Special outings, such as a recent BBQ at Ward's Island, have become a favourite pasttime.

Rainbow Alliance​

The Ave and Dav Rainbow Alliance is a grassroots group of LGBTQT2T2S residents and allies from 250 Davenport and the surrounding neighbourhood. Their goals are to foster their sense of community as LGBTQ2T2S members, to break down isolation and fear of acceptance, strengthen their personal safety, and enhance economic opportunities. The group aims to build a true sense of pride among all members of our community, particularly youth and Trans members.

A1 Dental Hygience

​​Dentists and associates from A1 Dental Hygiene provide affordable dental checkup and services to our residents all year.  ​

​​Margaret's Place

Margaret's Place provides onsite counselling services to residents every Monday and Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m., and every second Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m.

Building Renovations Drop-in Sessions

​​Toronto Community Housing staff holding drop-in sessions every other Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the 250 Davenport lobby. Residents can come discuss the renovations and voice any concerns or matters that are related to the building renovations. 

​Market Condominium and Townhouses

​Sales for the market condominium building and townhouses will open on October 29, 2016. Find out more about purchasing a unit in this development .