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