Highlights of February 19 Toronto Community Housing board meeting

Highlights of February 19 Toronto Community Housing board meeting

February 23, 2015

​​​​Toronto Community Housing's Board of Directors approved a management recommendation at its February 19 meeting to proceed with pre-construction sales for units in a second market condominium building in the Allenbury Gardens Revitalization.  

This sustains the momentum of successful pre-sales for the first condominium building, Soul Condos, and keeps the project on track to have new replacement homes ready for Allenbury Gardens residents to move into by 2017. Other highlights of the February 19 meeting include: ​
  • Board Chair Bud Purves announced that Cathy Barker, an experienced human resource management professional, will join Toronto Community Housing on March 16, 2015 as its new Vice President, Human Resources.
  • The board received confirmation that new procurement practices at Toronto Community Housing achieved in $22.3 million in cost avoidance in 2014. 
  • The board heard an update on the implementation of the approved vulnerability definition policy and operational guidelines, which will help Toronto Community Housing better serve the needs of vulnerable residents whose tenancy is or may become at risk.
  • The board heard presentations on the Mayor's Task Force, the Service Manager Review, the Close the Housing Gap campaign, and the Tenant Representative Elections scheduled for March 26. 

In addition, Interim President and CEO Greg Spearn advised the board that an interactive map, now live on the company's website, will allow the public to follow its progress on implementing capital repairs in 2014 and 2015. To date, Toronto Community Housing has $92.4 million in capital repairs underway in 224 developments across the city, putting it well on track to deliver its $175-million 2015 capital plan.

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Toronto Community Housing is Canada's largest provider of social housing, delivering homes for 58,500 households with low and moderate incomes. By providing clean, safe, well-maintained and affordable housing, Toronto Community Housing builds better homes, better neighbourhoods and a better Toronto for all.

Media Contact: Sara Goldvine, 416-981-4252 or media@torontohousing.ca