A three-storey modular housing building is planned for the lot at the corner of Trenton and Cedarvale Ave. Each of the approximately 59 studio apartments will be self-contained with a twin bed, a private eat-in kitchen and bathroom. The building will also include a laundry facility, a kitchen and dining room, program space and administrative offices. The building is designed to support individuals who are exiting homelessness. A local non-profit housing provider will manage the building and provide support services to the tenants under an agreement with the City.
Lean more about the modular housing initiative in Toronto and the proposal in East York.
Approximately 60 new parking spots are created nearby to help replace the parking spots lost as a result of the new development, including:
Please see this community update letter for more information.
Three virtual community engagement sessions were held with Councillor Brad Bradford and City staff to provide additional information about the proposed project and answer your questions. Due to COVID-19 safety requirements, the community engagement meetings for this project were held online:
June 3, 2021- CLC Meeting #3 Notes (includes the Safety Walk Summary Report)
Frequently Asked Questions gathered as part of the public meetings on March 8 and 17, 2021.
Supportive housing is a combination of deeply affordable housing and on-site supports that enable people to live as independently as possible. Supportive housing can help people stabilize their lives, help them stay housed and positively contribute to communities. Learn more about supportive housing here.
Two sites that are part of the City’s modular housing initiative were formally announced on Tuesday, February 23 and stakeholder and community outreach started the same day. As part of the ongoing community engagement process meeting notices were distributed via Canada Post to more than 1,300 residents in the area starting on February 23. This is part of phase 2 of the modular housing initiative initially approved by City Council in April 2020, through which Council approved creation of 250 modular supportive homes on City-owned sites in 2020 and 2021, using Council approved criteria to select the sites. City staff were directed by Council to identify and expedite the development of modular supportive housing to alleviate pressures on the shelter system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Based on experience here in Toronto and other communities where there is supportive housing, we do not anticipate any increased community safety issues in the neighbourhood as a result of the
new housing. The property will be managed by experienced non‑profit housing providers who will be responsible for responding to community concerns related to the building. The City will continue to work with the selected housing providers after the residents move in.
The City is committed to working with the local community throughout every stage of development and after the building opens. We encourage neighbours to share their interests and priorities for the site, provide feedback on building and site design elements such as lighting, pathways and landscaping, and offer suggestions for how these new homes could benefit both the new
residents and the neighbourhood.
There is not an application process or waitlist for this building. Tenants for these homes will be identified using a prioritization-based approach to connect people experiencing homelessness to this permanent housing opportunity. The City and the selected non-profit housing provider will coordinate the tenant identification process in partnership with street outreach, shelter, 24-hr respite, and hotel/motel program providers.
If you are in need of housing, you can visit the Finding Housing webpage.
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