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toronto community housing development

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 has built the first phase of affordable housing in the West Don Lands. The three building development located at 589 King Street East, offers 243 affordable rental units for families and seniors. The buildings 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 was designed for seniors. Two four-storey buildings provide 115 rental housing units for families.


There is 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.

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quick facts

Boundaries: South east corner of King Street East and St. Lawrence Street


  • 0.71 hectares (1.75 acres)
  • 243 units new affordable residential rental units in three buildings


Proximity: 15 minute walk to downtown, next to the Corktown neighbourhood.


Designer: CORE Architects and Scott Torrance Landscape Architect of Toronto


Development Status: An official opening for the new affordable rental homes for seniors and families was celebrated in late June 2015.

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