In the West Don Lands, Toronto Community Housing is contributing to the transformation of the area into a successful, mixed-use, mixed-income community through the construction of high quality, affordable homes.
The West Don Lands area is bordered by the Don River, King Street, Parliament Street and the rail line next to the Gardiner Expressway
By the numbers
Affordable rent units: 243 (115 family units; 128 seniors units)
Project start date: March 2010
Project completion date: August 2014
Total size: 1.75 acres<
Amenities: A shared courtyard for the buildings includes seating and a splash pad for children. The buildings also feature four fully accessible and barrier-free units, large multipurpose rooms and green roofs. These buildings are LEED Gold certified and comply with Waterfront Toronto’s mandatory green building requirements.
Retail space: New retail space was created as part of the community. Current tenants include a Tim Hortons, and the Health Shield Pharmacy and Medical Clinic.
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On June 29, 2015, residents and elected officials joined Toronto Community Housing for the official opening of the 243 new affordable rental housing units at the West Don Lands.
The units were built with funding from federal, provincial and municipal governments, with the remaining capital repair costs covered by Toronto Community Housing. Waterfront Toronto, the master developer of the entire West Don Lands area, also made financial contributions to the project including covering remediation costs.
This development is an example of how, when working together, with support from all levels of government, we can provide clean, safe, affordable homes for residents across the city.
Check out the Facebook album for photos from the event.
For affordable rental opportunities, please call 416-981-RENT (7368).
For retail opportunities, please call 416-981-4191.
Andrew Goodyear, Senior Development Manager,
wrote a post
for Waterfront Toronto that describes how the West Don Lands development of affordable and accessible housing fosters diversity, and contributes to the transformation of Toronto’s waterfront from an industrial precinct, to a livable, sustainable and people-focused community.