Office fit-out

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We recently completed the fit-out of the new headquarters for a health sector not-for-profit provincial Crown agency, carried out through the Province of Ontario’s Infrastructure Ontario. The space, which occupies a floor of a large office building in downtown Toronto, was designed and executed on a very tight timeframe, and accommodates 165 staff, some of whom operate on a 24/7 basis, with extensive support infrastructure. Check out this link for the project profile.

New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation affordable housing

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The second of our projects for New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC) has now reached occupancy. This project, on St. Clair Avenue East, provides 22 units of affordable rental housing for families of indigenous ancestry. Check out the project profile here.

Women's Habitat Outreach

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Congratulations to Women’s Habitat who held an Open House in August at their outreach facility where we recently completed a renovation that included the addition of a new community kitchen.

Sutton's The Link is opened

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On November 12th, The Town of Georgina held their grand opening celebration for The Link, Georgina’s Community Connection Centre. Above, the Mayor cuts a very large ribbon with an even larger pair of scissors.

The Link is a former school the Town is repurposing into a community-creative hub that brings together four core partners: Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, Hospice Georgina, Georgina Trades Training Inc., and Georgina Community Food Pantry. Under one roof, The Link, will deliver programs and services focused on health and wellness, arts and culture, youth engagement, recreation, job training, and more.

Our Place Peel Youth Shelter

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We recently completed the expansion of Our Place Peel, the only Emergency Youth Shelter in the Region of Peel. In their Annual Report, they note: “Youth and staff at OPP are benefiting from the completion of an extensive shelter renovation, which has transformed the kitchen, lounge, Resource Room and office areas. The difference is incredible. The space has expanded and opened up so it is more conductive for youth to gather together.”

George Street Revitalization

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The City of Toronto has posted an update on our work with Montgomery Sisam Architects on the George Street Revitalization project, “the site of the existing Seaton House shelter for men, George Street Revitalization will mean the creation of a dynamic mix of housing and programs for homeless and vulnerable seniors alongside the delivery of services to meet the needs of a vibrant and mixed downtown neighbourhood. This is city-building to make a more welcoming and safe street--all in the context of the broader Downtown East Revitalization.

City Council unanimously approved George Street Revitalization in principle in summer 2013. Program plans are being developed with the input of many stakeholders. To date, these plans include five areas:

  • a long-term care home with 384 beds
  • a 100-bed emergency shelter for men
  • an innovative "assisted living" service for men and women who need more care than traditional supportive housing can provide, but less than what a long-term care home involves
  • a service hub for program clients as well as members of the surrounding community
  • affordable housing with supports”