Media Advisory
November 21, 2023

Tomorrow, on National Housing Day, Mayor Olivia Chow will be joined by the Honourable Rob Flack, Associate Minister of Housing, Government of Ontario; Patricia Mueller, CEO, Homes First Society and Bob Macdonald, Assistant General Manager, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), to open new permanent, modular homes at 39 Dundalk Dr.

Date:  Wednesday, November 22

Time:  10 a.m. remarks followed by a media availability, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a site tour

Location: 39 Dundalk Dr., Dining Lounge

Parking: In rear parking lot of 7 Glamorgan Ave.


  • Mayor Olivia Chow
  • The Honourable Rob Flack, Associate Minister of Housing
  • Representative of Councillor Michael Thompson (Scarborough Centre)
  • Patricia Mueller, CEO, Homes First Society
  • Bob Macdonald, Assistant General Manager, TCHC

Modular housing is an innovative, cost-effective and rapid way to build new homes quickly and provide a dignified response to homelessness in Toronto. Modular construction provides a unique opportunity to respond rapidly to Toronto’s urgent need to create more permanent, deeply affordable homes while reducing pressure on the City’s emergency shelter system.

Each year on November 22, the City of Toronto observes National Housing Day to recognize the vital work done by housing partners, including providers, across Canada to improve access to safe, adequate and affordable housing for everyone. The City reflects on what has been achieved and raises awareness of what still needs to be done to ensure that all residents in this city have access to an affordable and supportive home. The City recognizes that safe, adequate and affordable housing is essential to the dignity and well-being of a person and necessary for building sustainable, inclusive and complete communities.

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation and climate action, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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