Toronto Community Housing to Proceed with Lawrence Allen Revitalization Plan

Toronto Community Housing to Proceed with Lawrence Allen Revitalization Plan

July 06, 2010

�Toronto City Council Gives the Green Light�
Toronto Community Housing received the go-ahead from Toronto City Council to proceed with the revitalization of Lawrence Heights, as set out in the Lawrence Allen Revitalization Plan.� The plan will accommodate both rent-geared-to-income and market units � together in the same community. �Approximately 6,000 units will be developed on 90 acres of Toronto Community Housing lands. This includes the replacement of the existing 1,208 units at Lawrence Heights with new, energy efficient, modern units and the introduction of an additional 4,792 market units for sale. The result will be a mixed-income, mixed-tenure and mixed use community. �It�s a great day for the people of Lawrence Heights,� said Keiko Nakamura, Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing. ��The Lawrence Allen Revitalization Plan will transform and improve this priority neighbourhood and create economic opportunity. The redesign of the neighbourhood will replace outdated infrastructure, provide better community facilities and double the amount of parkland in the area.� � The Plan is divided into phases scheduled to happen over the next 20 years. �Phase One of the planned development could begin as early as next year.� �Community engagement remains paramount,� Nakamura said. ��Over the last two years, we�ve reached out to hundreds of residents and community stakeholders to better understand their viewpoint and get their ideas. We will continue to engage this community to better understand its concerns and aspirations for Lawrence Heights and evolve our plan accordingly.� About Toronto Community Housing
Toronto Community Housing (www.torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider and home to more than 164,000 tenants with low and moderate incomes�about six per cent of the City of Toronto's population. Toronto Community Housing employs 1,400 staff in a broad range of jobs, who deliver its mission to provide affordable housing, connect tenants to services and opportunities, and work together to build healthy communities.�