Our 389 Church Street project has recently been completed and is now being occupied. This 120 unit affordable and supportive apartment building provides a safe, inclusive, supportive community for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, gender diverse people, and youth and senior women who have experienced or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.
Redeveloped by Toronto Community Housing, it is leased to and managed by YWCA Toronto.
On March 6th, Raising the Roof held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the second affordable housing project that we have completed with them under their new Reside
program which aims to prevent homelessness by creating new housing options for people at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. Working with BuildingUp
, Reside creates training and employment opportunities for individuals facing barriers to employment in the trades while renovating each home. BuildingUp worked with Endeavour school to train BuildingUp participants in environmentally sound renovation practices to create ecologically sustainable renovations.
The Cedar Mains project took the decrepit 1857-1858 Shiloh Wesleyan Methodist church building on the site, vacant for 13 years, and repurposes it for new housing for use by their new tenant, Caledon Area Families for Inclusion (CAFFI), which seeks to serve the affordable housing needs for adults with developmental disabilities.
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
Our 40 Oaks project in Regent Park is set across a recently completed City of Toronto public park, which serves as an entry forecourt and a location for community gardens that will help feed the many people who make use of the community kitchen and food program run by CRC from within our building.
Our 40 Oaks project, the only building within the Regent Park development not part of TCHC’s portfolio, is fully occupied and running smoothly. We’ve now posted new photos of our 40 Oaks project on this site. Check them out!