Toronto Community Housing launches Capital Repairs Tracker

Toronto Community Housing launches Capital Repairs Tracker

August 14, 2015

​The progress of the $2.6-billion, 10-year capital repair plan to renew Toronto Community Housing’s aging buildings can now be followed in real time with the launch today of the new Capital Repairs Tracker.

This interactive report, available through Toronto Community Housing’s website at repairs.torontohousing.ca, tracks completed, in progress, and planned capital projects across the city. As of July 31, 2015, a total of 18,638 capital repair projects have been completed since 2013.

The Capital Repairs Tracker shows the progress of the $175 million being invested in 2015 in much-needed capital repairs, as well as the more than $196 million already invested in repairs to aging buildings across the city in 2013 and 2014. These repairs include the replacement of single-pane windows, aging boilers, leaking roofs and outdated generators, as well as repairs to elevators, foundations, interiors and parking garages.

The map portion of the site allows users to identify the types of projects that have been or will be completed in Toronto Community Housing developments across the city. By zooming in on their neighbourhood, users can identify upcoming repair projects, as well as follow how the investments in building repairs are growing within their local community.

By the end of 2015, Toronto Community Housing will have invested more than $371 million since 2013 to address the critical repair needs of its 2,200 aging buildings, over 1,000 of which are more than 50 years old. In 2016, at least $200 million will be spent by TCHC on additional capital repair work.

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“The Capital Repairs Tracker shows how quickly, effectively and extensively major repairs to Toronto Community Housing’s aging buildings can be made to improve conditions for residents when appropriate funding is available. The City of Toronto’s one-third – or $864 million – of the $2.6 billion needed to complete this work will soon run out, so unless the federal government and the province each commit their respective one-third financing, this progress will stop and we will be faced with having to board up as many as 7,500 homes for low-income families by 2023.”
Gre​​g Spearn​, President and CEO (Interim), Toronto Community Housing ​

Learn more

- Capital Repairs Tracker

About Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing (torontohousing.ca) is Canada’s largest social housing provider. We work to provide clean, safe, affordable homes to 60,000 households with low and moderate incomes, in neighbourhoods across the city.

Media contact: Lisa Murray, 416-981-4252 or media@torontohousing.ca