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 July 15, 2020, The Globe and Mail featured our new supportive housing project, currently under construction, for Margaret’s Housing and Community Support Services, in an article by Vanessa Quon, entitled Mouldering Cabbagetown heritage homes find a higher purpose.
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.
On October 24th the Minister of Housing for Ontario used our current Margaret’s House site for their announcement of funding for the project. The tender for the project recently closed on budget, and construction will be commencing shortly on this new 35 unit supportive housing project that includes the restoration of four heritage homes.