A development that will add 62 new affordable rental homes for seniors and people with disabilities broke ground at 5 Deauville Lane in
"It's really exciting," says Simon Liston, manager of housing development at the city's Affordable Housing department, speaking of the roll-out of about 1,000 units of affordable seniors housing funded by economic stimulus money, of which the Deauville project is a part. "It's the largest tranche of seniors rental housing we've had in this city for decades."
Many honourable folks turned out with their fancy shovels to mark the event, including the Honourable Peter Kent
, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs (Americas) and the area's MP, the Honourable Kathleen Wynne
, provincial Minister of Transportation and the area's MPP, and Councillor John Parker
, whose ward the units are going up in, who is also no doubt quite honourable.
The architect for the project is Michael McKnight of Barrie-based McKnight Charron Laurin Architects
The project is being funded by the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program
to the tune of $7.4 million, with an extra $550,000 worth of incentives such as fees and property tax waivers from the city.
Writer: Bert Archer
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