A three-storey modular housing building is proposed for the lot at the corner of Trenton and Cedarvale Ave. Each of the approximately 64 studio apartments would be self-contained with a twin bed, a private eat-in kitchen and bathroom. The building would 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.

Review the site plan application details

Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Looking south on Trenton Avenue. Final design subject to approval.
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Looking south on Trenton Avenue. Final design subject to approval.

Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Looking northwest on Cedarvale Avenue. Final design subject to approval
Preliminary artist’s rendering of the modular building – Looking northwest on Cedarvale Avenue. Final design subject to approval.
 

Three virtual community engagement session with Councillor Brad Bradford and City staff are scheduled 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 will be held online. You can join the meeting and ask questions using your computer, mobile device or telephone. For more information about how to participate, visit the Participate in City Virtual Engagement Events webpage.

Wednesday March 17, 2021 at 7 pm
Monday May 3, 2021 at 7 pm

If you are unable to participate in the meeting or have other questions and feedback you can contact the Community Liaison Office or the Councillor’s Office using the contact information provided below:

Community Liaison Office
Leah Snowden, LURA Consulting
647-578-8580
Councillor Brad Bradford
Ward 19, Beaches-East York
416-338-2755
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Frequently Asked Questions gathered as part of the public meetings on March 8 and 17, 2021.

What is supportive housing (or housing with support services)?

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. 

Project Announcement

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.

Consideration by City Council

An initial Planning report will be considered by Planning and Housing Committee on March 2 and City Council on March 10, which will be the first of two reports on the site. The second report, which will included feedback from the March community engagement meeting, is scheduled to be considered by Planning and Housing Committee on May 20 and City Council at the June 8 meeting.

Loss of Parking

BA Consulting Group was retained by CreateTO to complete a vehicle parking assessment PDF related to a vehicle parking lot at the corner of Trenton and Cedarvale Ave. that currently serves Stan Wadlow Park and provide an overview of alternative parking locations in the area.

The City’s Community Liaison team has reached out to many local stakeholders including local schools and groups that use Stan Wadlow park and East York Memorial Arena to have follow-up meetings specifically on this issue. The City is committed to engaging with local communities to hear and address their concerns about this project including the loss of parking.

Community Feedback

As part of the engagement process, the City wants to hear and collect feedback and input on other areas such as building and site design elements (i.e. lighting, pathways, and landscaping);  ideas for how to support and integrate the new residents into the neighbourhood and to answer any questions or concerns they may have about this project. The City looks forward to engaging with local communities and encourages everyone to share their feedback with the Community Liaison team.