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May 17, 2019
Toronto Community Housing Receives $1.6 million Enbridge Rebate for energy efficiency projects

Jim Sanders, Senior Vice President at Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) presented a $1.6 million cheque to Toronto Community Housing among residents of the Janet Magee building this morning. The contribution is the result of 36 energy efficiency upgrade projects that were completed throughout 2018 and is the largest rebate cheque Enbridge has given through its Affordable Housing energy efficiency program.

May 17, 2019
Backgrounder: TCHC and Enbridge Gas reduce greenhouse gases and energy costs through capital repairs

The 2015-18 TCHC/Enbridge Partnership Program has resulted in substantial reduction in greenhouse gases, improved comfort for tenants and reduced utility costs in TCHC buildings since 2015.

May 16, 2019
Enbridge Gas to present Toronto Community Housing with $1.6 million cheque

Enbridge Gas to present Toronto Community Housing with $1.6 million incentive cheque for energy efficiency projects that lower energy costs, reduce emissions and increase comfort.

May 15, 2019
Toronto Community Housing tree project: spring season celebration and tour

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), City of Toronto, Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) and Park People marked another milestone today in their partnership to increase tree coverage on TCHC properties.

April 30, 2019
Read the April 2019 issue of insidehousing

Read April's issue of insidehousing to learn more about the National Housing Co-investment Fund, Tenants First and the spring issue of Tenant LOOP.

April 23, 2019
Backgrounder: National Co-investment Fund

​The National Housing Co-investment Fund agreement announced on April 5, 2019 will provide Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) with $1.34-billion in loans and grants over nine years. This is the largest federal investment to repair and renew social housing stock in Canada's history.

April 21, 2019
Media statement: fire at 184 River St.

Toronto Community Housing has issued this statement concerning the fire at 184 River St. in Regent Park. "We are saddened by the loss of life as a result of the fire. Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the deceased, the tenants and staff of the building, and the Regent Park community at this difficult time. Staff are in the community today to support tenants and assist with the response to the fire."

April 12, 2019
Spring 2019 Midnight Madness Basketball kicks off

Six community basketball teams will compete in Toronto Community Housing's Midnight Madness Basketball tournament this spring, as the court and life skills program launches April 12 at the University of Toronto's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

April 11, 2019
Media Statement: Incident at 248 Simcoe St.

Toronto Community Housing has released the following statement today concerning the incident at 248 Simcoe St. “We place a top priority on the safety of our tenants, and are very concerned about this incident. We thank first responders for their efforts to rescue the person who fell and transport him to hospital. We are cooperating fully with the investigation and are providing supports to tenants of 248 Simcoe St. who may be experiencing stress following the incident.

April 09, 2019
Toronto Community Housing launches stage 2 of the Request for Proposals for Phases 4 and 5 of its Regent Park revitalization

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has launched the second stage of its Request for Proposals (RFP) process to select a developer partner for the final phases of the Regent Park revitalization. The RFP was sent to qualified proponents this week following last fall’s Request for Vendor Qualifications process. The developer proponents who have now been invited to submit a proposal to develop Phases 4 and 5 of Regent Park are Capital Developments, The Daniels Corporation, and Tridel Builders Inc.

April 05, 2019
Media Statement: 2019 Capital Repairs Funding

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) President and CEO Kevin Marshman has issued the following statement on the co-investment fund announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory at TCHC’s Adanac Apartments in Scarborough. The fund will provide $1.34 billion over 10 years for capital repairs to Toronto Community Housing buildings under the National Housing Strategy.

April 05, 2019
Fact Sheet: Adanac Apartments Capital Repairs

Toronto Community Housing will invest $5.7 million at the Adanac Apartments (140 Adanac Dr.) to improve living conditions, accessibility, energy efficiency and comfort for the more than 300 tenants who live in the building.

March 29, 2019
Read the March 2019 issue of insidehousing

In this issue of insidehousing we feature stories about donors of the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship giving youth opportunities for postsecondary education, OCHE publishing its first annual report and more.

March 27, 2019
TCHC talks digital transformation at ITAC event

Toronto Community Housing’s Vice President of Information Technology Services, Luisa Andrews, recently took part in a panel with senior executives from the LCBO, Rogers and eHealth Ontario about key digital issues and opportunities in the public sector.

March 19, 2019
Media Statement: Fire at 607 The East Mall

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) has activated its emergency response plan to assist tenants affected by a fire at 607 The East Mall. TCHC staff are onsite to support tenants and assist with the response. The fire has affected 19 units, and displaced as many as 80 tenants.

March 19, 2019
Updated Media Statement: Fire at 607 The East Mall

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) activated its emergency response plan this afternoon to assist tenants affected by a major fire at 607 The East Mall. Toronto Community Housing thanks Toronto Fire Services for their effective response in putting out the fire, and thanks all first responders who attended to assist our tenants.

February 28, 2019
Read the February 2019 issue of insidehousing

In the February 2019 issue of insidehousing, we announced that Board Chair Kevin Marshman will become the next President and CEO, the board of directors approved the 2019 budget and TTC provided free PRESTO cards to tenants. Read these stories and more in our stakeholder newsletter.

February 21, 2019
TCHC Media Statement

At Toronto Community Housing (TCHC), our first priority is the health and well-being of our tenants. In recent months, we have acted swiftly and transparently to review and respond to concerns about the RFP process to award management consulting services to Orchango. In order to fully investigate the matter, we retained the services of Bennett Jones who have subsequently reported to the Board on the work undertaken.

February 07, 2019
2019 budget continues Toronto Community Housing’s focus on improving housing and services

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) Board of Directors has approved a $1.05-billion budget for 2019 that will drive continued improvements to housing and services for its 110,000 tenants.

February 07, 2019
Backgrounder: 2019 TCHC Budget

Toronto Community Housing’s 2019 budget of $1.05-billion will drive continued improvements to housing and services for its 110,000 tenants. The budget was approved by the TCHC Board of Directors on February 5. It includes $422.6 million for capital, $601.2 million for operations and $21.9 million toward a proposed multi-year business transformation project.

February 04, 2019
Be.Build.Brand pitch contestants share their ultimate goals

Eleven ambitious youth from Toronto Community Housing participated in a pitch contest for a chance to win an investment of up to $2,000 for their business ideas. The ideas covered a spectrum of industries and were designed to fill gaps within the current markets.

January 08, 2019
Toronto Community Housing pitch contest for young entrepreneurs puts the spotlight on creative start-ups

Three innovators were chosen as most-likely to succeed in 2019 during the year-end entrepreneurial pitch contest held at George Brown College. The winner of the $2000 grand prize, Ermias Nagatu, co-created Wishplay, a virtual reality concept for children confined to hospital for long periods.

January 08, 2019
Backgrounder: 2018 Be.Build.Brand. Program

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has developed a 12-week entrepreneurship program for tenants between the ages of 18 and 29. The program, known as Be.Build.Brand. (B3), offers mentorship and capacity-building opportunities to equip young tenants with the hard and soft skills needed to turn their ideas into viable business ventures.