‘TORONTO THE GOOD’ HAS OPENED A 2ND MODULAR HOUSING BUILDING FOR THE HOMELESS

There are now two modular supportive buildings within Toronto’s Phase One for the homeless. The latest has opened at 321 Dovercourt Road, preceded by the first at 11 Macey Avenue. These 44 new studio apartments will be part of the 2020-21 winter service plan, to ensure safe places for people facing winter’s cold.Mayor JOHN TORY – “Modular Housing has proven to be a quick and efficient way to increase the supply of affordable housing in our city. These sites provide vulnerable residents with a safe, stable, and welcoming place to call home, and access vital supports and services. Building affordable housing in Toronto has been a top priority for me, but I know this cannot be done on our own,”Canada’s federal government provided funding for the project, and the Province of Ontario got the homes built as quickly as possible.The new structure is three-storeys high and includes a common room, dining room, program space, administrative offices, and a commercial kitchen that can provide on-site meals for residents. Each apartment comes with a built-in kitchen, microwave and fridge. They’re furnished with a twin bed, a lounge chair, a dining table and chairs, and a dresser.  <PHOTOS – City of Toronto>