MORE DOWNTOWN AFFORDABLE HOUSING MAY SOON BE APPROVED FOR ‘THE PALACE ARMS’

This 19th century rooming house on King Street West at Strachan, once home to poor men, will soon be sharing space with a 14-storey apartment building, designed by Sweeny and Company Architects for International Capital.The facades of this old hotel and neighbouring houses will remain. There’ll be no underground parking; the affordable housing space will be 15,000-square feet; apartment rental fees will depend on incomes; and the immediate neighbours aren’t exactly keen.