New Hope Leslieville shelter opens

Congratulations to The Salvation Army for their opening of the New Hope Leslieville shelter, which began taking in clients Monday, January 8, 2018. The new 60 bed shelter in a former industrial building replaces The Salvation Army’s previous Hope Shelter, which had been closed following the termination of the lease at the previous location. CBC has an article on-line providing more background.

Hospice for homeless persons

Hilditch Architect is pleased to be the architect for the new 4 bed hospice for homeless persons announced by Ontario’s Health Minister Eric Hoskins on December 18, 2017. We will continue to work with Hospice Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Foundation and Inner City Health Associates to develop a permanent 10 bed hospice. The new hospice will be named Journey Home Hospice.

Rexdale CHC opens

rexchcwaiting640Our Rexdale Community Health Centre satellite located in the City of Toronto’s Rexdale Community Hub on Panorama Court in Rexdale is now open. We had initially done the feasibility study for the City that led to the acquisition of this former school for the purposes of the Rexdale Community Hub, so that the completion of this CHC as a major hub anchor tenant represents the culmination of nine years of background work.

Office fit-out

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

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

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.