The first phase of the Modular Housing Initiative resulted in the creation of 100 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness. The two sites selected for this first phase are 11 Macey Ave. and 321 Dovercourt Rd. (formerly 150 Harrison St.).

The Neighbourhood Group (TNG) and COTA Health (Cota) are the successful proponents of the Request for Proposal (RFP) to operate and provide support services at both locations for a 35-year term.

The three-storey modular building includes 56 studio apartments, common rooms, a dining room, program space and administrative offices. This modular building is designed to support people who are existing homelessness by providing affordable homes with support services. The building opened on December 19, 2020, approximately eight months after being approved by City Council.

Construction of the modular building underway
Construction of the modular building underway
View of a modular unit at 11 Macey Ave
View of a modular unit at 11 Macey Ave

See more images and B-roll of the modular building at 11 Macey Ave.

Meet the Operators

Rob Hewitt, The Neighbourhood Group

Hi, my name is Rob Hewitt and I am the Senior Property Manager for The Neighbourhood Group.

My role at 11 Macey Avenue will be to assist residents in achieving stable tenancy. I will be committed to maintaining property management standards, which include providing a clean, safe and well-maintained supportive home for residents.  I am dedicated to creating a vibrant community and to helping improve the lives of our residents.

With a 100-year+ history serving Toronto neighbourhoods, The Neighbourhood Group specializes in owning and operating high-quality affordable and supportive rental housing. We look forward to engaging with our neighbours and working with our partner, Cota.

 

Ryan White, Cota Health

Hi, my name is Ryan White and I am the manager of the support services that Cota will be providing to the tenants at 11 Macey Avenue.

Through these services we hope to develop a thriving tenant community where each individual feels a sense of belonging and is supported to achieve housing stability and their fullest potential. Having an affordable place to call home and some supports to rely on is what we all need in life to be successful. And Cota is pleased to play a vital role in offering these things to the tenants at 11 Macy Ave.

Cota is an accredited, not-for-profit, community-based organization that has been supporting adults to live well within their communities for over 45 years.

Public Engagement Process

Community Update

July 30, 2020  PDF

August 13, 2020 PDF

September 16, 2020 PDF

Engagement Sessions

Three engagements sessions were organized with Councillor Gary Crawford and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer your questions.

  • Tuesday June 16, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Presentation PDF

Watch a recording of the first information session Opens in new window.

  • Tuesday June 23, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Presentation PDF

Watch a recording of the second information session Opens in new window.

  • Wednesday July 8, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Presentation PDF

Background Information

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The three-storey modular building includes 44 studio apartments, common rooms, a dining room, program space and administrative offices. This modular building is designed to support people who are existing homelessness by providing affordable homes with support services.

Construction of the modular building underway
Construction of the modular building underway
a truck is on site carrying a module at 150 Harrison
Craning of modules underway

Public Engagement Process

Community Update

August 4, 2020

September 10, 2020

September 16, 2020

Community Liaison Committee Meetings

October 6, 2020 – Meeting Notes 

Engagement Sessions

Two engagements sessions were organized with Deputy Mayor Ana Bailão and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer your questions.

  • Wednesday June 17, 4:30 – 6 p.m.

Presentation

Watch a recording of the first information session.

  • Wednesday June 24, 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Presentation

Watch a recording of the second information session.

Background Information

Stay Informed

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The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The information is used to allow the City to send you an email to confirm your wish to subscribe to a City of Toronto e-notice. Questions about this collection may be directed to the ListServ Administrator, Strategic Communications Division, City of Toronto, Toronto City Hall, 7th floor, West Tower, Toronto M5H 2N2. Telephone: 416-397-5318. By subscribing to one of the City of Toronto’s e-updates you are providing express consent, as defined by the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), to receive email updates from the City of Toronto.