Don Summerville

Don Summerville

A rendering of the new revitalized Don Summerville community.

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 into better homes, better neighbourhoods, and a better Toronto for all.

Toronto Community Housing is working closely with tenants and other stakeholders to revitalize the Don Summerville community. In addition to the physical redevelopment of the area, Toronto Community Housing will be supporting the social and economic development by building the capacities of tenants, launching programs geared to tenant needs, creating job opportunities, and fostering social cohesion and community engagement. 


Don Summerville is located in the Leslieville/Beach area, bounded by Queen Street East to the north, Coxwell Avenue to the east, and Eastern Avenue to the south.

Don Summerville: By the numbers

  • Total Size: 3.3 acres
  • RGI Units to be Replaced: 120
  • Affordable Rental Units: 100
  • Market Rental Units: 188
  • Condo Units: 363
  • Retail Space: 16,000 square feet
  • Project Start Date: 2020
  • Anticipated Project Length: 3-5 years

Existing Community

An ariel shot of the Don Summerville community: Queen Street East to the north, Coxwell Avenue to the east.

Don Summerville Scholarship


Due to COVID-19, TCHC along with its partners, have decided to postpone the scholarship application deadline until Friday, April 24, 2020 to give students a chance to collect their documentation and submit full applications. TCHC and Applegrove will be offering application support and mentorship over the phone to Don Summerville tenants during this time.

If you have any questions or concerns please email or call 


Toronto Community Housing has worked with our development partners to develop the Don Summerville Scholarship program, which recognizes the commitment of tenants to bettering the world around them and cultivating change in their career field of interest. The scholarships are inteneded for full-time and part-time students with the goal of obtaining a degree or academic certificate. 

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Development Timeline

  • 2017 – Request for Proposal (RFP) issued for redevelopment of entire site
  • 2018 – Toronto Community Housing selects Development Partner
  • 2019 – Pre-development (Planning Approvals and Site Plan)
  • 2020 – Relocation
  • 2020-2023 – Demolition and Construction
  • 2023 – TCHC Tenants Return


Contact for more information

Raven Williams
Community Revitalization Assistant
(647) 269-1459

Mithula Loganathan
Community Revitalization Assistant
(416) 717-6373

Sundus Balata
Manager, Revitalization and Renewal Communities
(647) 454-5703

Important Documents