Toronto Community Housing’s affordable housing project is the first underway on the waterfront. This project ensures that waterfront communities are socially inclusive, with housing options for a broader range of incomes and ages.
Toronto Community Housing is building the first phase of affordable housing in the West Don Lands.The three building development located at 589 King Street East, will offer 243 affordable rental units for families and seniors. The buildings will overlook a courtyard on the south east corner of King Street East and St. Lawrence Street, about a 15 minute walk to downtown.
An eight storey 128 unit building fronting on King Street is designed for seniors. Two four-story buildings will provide 115 rental housing units for families.
There will be amenity space for residents in each building, secure bicycle parking at grade, one level of underground vehicle parking and commercial uses at the ground level of the eight-storey building along King Street East.
The LEED Gold development was designed by CORE Architects of Toronto, whose portfolio is distinguished by a wide array of award winning building and public space designs.
Toronto Community Housing is the largest social housing provider in Canada and second largest in North America. Toronto Community Housing is committed to working with their tenants, the community, and other stakeholders to create strong and healthy communities.
Boundaries: South east corner of King Street East and St. Lawrence Street
Proximity: 15 minute walk to downtown, next to the Corktown neighbourhood.
Development Status: Currently under construction; occupancy is slated for 2013