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Ontario Communities Get $90 Million Boost for Affordable Housing

TORONTO, Ontario, August 25, 2006 — The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario today allocated almost $90 million to create approximately 1,900 new affordable housing units in 21 towns and cities across Ontario under the Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program.

The announcement was made by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Social Development Canada and John Gerretsen, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

“Canada’s new Government is very proud to be part of the largest announcement of affordable housing projects in Ontario in many years. This strong commitment will provide thousands of seniors, low income singles and families, and people with disabilities or special needs with high quality, low cost homes,” said Minister Finley.

"The McGuinty government has put Ontario back into the affordable housing business in a meaningful and significant way.” said Minister Gerretsen. "The development of these projects is a major step forward in helping to ensure that the most vulnerable members of our society can live with the dignity and respect they deserve.”

The new Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing agreement includes a commitment of $301 million from each of the two levels of government. The agreement brings the total amount invested in affordable housing in Ontario by federal, provincial and municipal governments to at least $734 million over the life of the program. This will mean assistance to some 20,000 households in total under the Affordable Housing Agreement.

Media Inquiries:

Nancy MacMillan
Senior Communications Consultant
CMHC
416-218-3336
Patti Munce
Office of Minister Gerretsen
416-585-6333


For more information visit
www.mah.gov.on.ca

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Canada – Ontario Affordable Housing Program Projects

  • $700,000 for a 10 unit project at 56 Kinton Avenue in Huntsville. The Chrysalis Shelter and Supportive Housing of Muskoka is sponsored by the Muskoka Women’s Advocacy Group, and the units will be occupied by women who are victims of domestic violence, low-income families and single persons.
  • $70,000 for a detached, wheelchair-accessible home on Arthur Drive in Chatham. The project is sponsored by Chatham Hope Non-Profit Housing Inc.
  • $1.09 million for a 28-unit project at 239 Franklin Street in Kitchener. The project, Sunnyside, is sponsored by the Region of Waterloo, and will be occupied by seniors.
  • $3.4 million for a 49-unit project at 125 Van Order Drive in Kingston. The project is sponsored by the Kingston and Frontenac Housing Corporation. The units will be occupied by seniors, women who are victims of domestic violence, persons with mental illness, and persons with disabilities.
  • $106,453 for a 6-unit project at 1085 Montreal Street (198 Adelaide St. 19 McCauley St.) in Kingston. The project is sponsored by Phoenix Homes Kingston, and will be occupied by low-income families and women who are victims of domestic violence.
  • $140,000 for a 2-unit project at 1061 Johnston Street in Kingston. The project is sponsored by Tipi Moza, and will be occupied by low-income aboriginal families.
  • $21 million for a 300-unit project at 110 Edward Street in Toronto. The Rotary Loughlen Centre is sponsored by the City of Toronto, and the units will be occupied by low-income families and people with mental illness.
  • $1.8 million for a 26-unit project at 76 Wychwood Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Artscape Non-Profit Homes Inc., and the artist live/work units will be occupied by families and single people.
  • $8.6 million for a 123-unit project at 260 – 280 King Street in Hamilton. The project is sponsored by Spallacci Contracting Ltd., and the units will be occupied by low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities.
  • $2.5 million for a 39-unit project at 37 Strathcona Avenue in Hamilton. The project is sponsored by the Hellenic Community of Hamilton and District, and the units will be occupied by seniors and people with disabilities.
  • $3.3 million for a 48-unit project at 4 Bridgewater Court in Stoney Creek. The project is sponsored by CityHousing Hamilton. The units will be occupied by low-income families, people with disabilities, and women who are victims of domestic violence.
  • $840,000 for a 12-unit project at 167 Centre Street in Shelburne. The Mel Lloyd Centre is sponsored by the Corporation of the County of Dufferin, and the units will be occupied by low-income seniors and persons with disabilities.
  • $3.5 million for 50-unit project at 615 Fernbank Road in Newmarket. Sponsored by Housing York Inc., the units will be occupied by seniors, low-income families, single people, and people with disabilities.
  • $1.8 million for a 30-unit project at 345 Clarence Street in Ottawa. Sponsored by the Quex Property Corporation, the units will be occupied by families, single people and people with disabilities.
  • $2.2 million for a 36-unit project at 1067 – 1071 Cummings Avenue in Ottawa. The project is sponsored by the Gloucester Non-Profit Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by families, single people and people with disabilities.
  • $3.8 million for a 63-unit project at 155 – 343 Parkin Circle in Ottawa. Sponsored by McLean Cooperative Homes, the units will be occupied by low-income families and people with physical disabilities.
  • $210,000 for a 3-unit project at 15 Edward Street in Cornwall. The project is sponsored by the Cornwall and Area Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by people with physical disabilities.
  • $154,000 for a 7-unit project at 1215 Queensbush Road in Wellesley. Sponsored by Hunke Homes Ltd., the units will be occupied by low-income families and women who are victims of domestic violence.
  • $2.1 million for a 50-unit project at 1420 King Street East in Kitchener. The Rockaway Gardens Village is sponsored by Menno Homes Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and single persons.
  • $150,000 for a 5-unit project at 66 Queen Street in Kitchener. The project is sponsored by the Kitchener/Waterloo Working Centre for the Unemployed, and the units will be occupied by people with mental illness and women who are victims of domestic violence.
  • $420,000 for a 6-unit project at 84 Frederick Street in Kitchener. The project is sponsored by the YWCA of Kitchener, and the units will be occupied by women who are victims of domestic violence.
  • $75,000 for a 3-unit project at 31 Avon Road in Kitchener. The project is sponsored by L.M. Kovacevic Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $75,000 for a 3-unit project at 35 Avon Road in Kitchener. The project is sponsored by M.D. Kovacevic Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $2.1 million for a 54-unit project at 35 Water Street in Cambridge. The Tiger Lofts is sponsored by the Lancer Wellington Corporation/Urban Non-Profit Homes, and the units will be occupied by low-income families, single people and seniors.
  • $2.6 million for a 70-unit project at 274 Erb Street in Waterloo. The project is sponsored by Maple Hill Creek Apartments Inc./Bloomingdale Seniors Corporation. The units will be occupied by seniors and families.
  • $700,000 for a 10-unit project on Church Street in Echo Bay. The project is sponsored by the Algoma District Services Administration Board, and the units will be occupied by seniors.
  • $700,000 for a 10-unit project on Rue St. Cecile in Dubreuilville. The project is sponsored by the Algoma District Services Administration Board, and the units will be occupied by seniors.
  • $2.45 million for a 35-unit project at 280 Oakwood Avenue in North Bay. The project is sponsored by the Physically Handicapped Adults’ Rehabilitation Association – Westwinds Heights, and the units will be occupied by families and single people with disabilities.
  • $1.05 million for a 20-unit project at 10 James Street in Parry Sound. The project is sponsored by Northern Gate Investments Inc. The units will be occupied by families and single people. Two of the units will be accessible to people with physical disabilities.
  • $240,000 for an eight unit project at 99 Stanley Street in Ayr. The Queen’s Apartments is sponsored by Lena Melnychuck, and the units will be occupied by seniors. Two of the units will be accessible to people with physical disabilities.
  • $174,000 for a 6-unit project at 220 Edinburgh Street in Peterborough. The project is sponsored by the Peterborough Community Housing Development Corporation. The units will be occupied by low-income families and single persons.
  • $1,740,000 for a 60-unit project at 200 St. Luke’s Road in Peterborough. The project is sponsored by Amadeo Developments Ltd. The units will be occupied by low-income seniors.
  • $2,025,000 for a 75-unit project at 450 Cumberland Avenue in Hamilton. The project is sponsored by T. Valeri Construction, and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $1,305,000 for a 45-unit project at 95 Barrie Road in Orillia. The project is sponsored by Skylite Residential Inc. The units will be occupied by low-income seniors.
  • $614,545 for a 52-unit project at 70 Lena Crescent in Cambridge. The project is sponsored by Lena Apartments Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and singles.
  • $6.38 million for a 220-unit project on Dundas Street at Sackville Street in Toronto, as part of the Regent Park redevelopment. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income families and seniors.
  • $2.61 million for a 90-unit project on Dundas Street at Parliament Street in Toronto, as part of the Regent Park redevelopment. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $1.57 million for a 54-unit project at 30 Regent Street in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $1.71 million for a 59-unit project at 60 Richmond Street in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and the units will be occupied by low-income families.
  • $1.39 million for a 48-unit project at 418 Dawes Road in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Fred Victor Community Homes, and the units will be occupied by low-income families and single persons.
  • $116,000 for a four-unit project at 108 Lakeshore Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by the Shaw House Corporation, and the units will be occupied by seniors.
  • $1.39 million for a 48-unit project at 2350 Finch Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Ghana Amansie Canadian Non-Profit Homes, and the units will be occupied by low-income families and single persons.
  • $232,000 for an 8-unit project at 30 Darrell Avenue in Toronto. The project is sponsored by Homes Opening today Toronto Inc., and the units will be occupied by low-income families and single persons.

News source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

 

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