3 min read
06 April 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: WoodGreen Community Services to receive largest donation in its history in support of new affordable seniors’ housing development

The donation will also kick off the fundraising phase of the organization’s UNMET Needs Campaign to raise $25 million for social services programs in the city.

Toronto, Ont, - On Thursday, April 13, WoodGreen Community Services will receive the largest individual donation in its history to support a new seniors’ affordable housing development at 60 Bowden St. The generous donation from The Sprott Foundation will also launch the fundraising phase of WoodGreen’s UNMET Needs Campaign to raise $25 million in 3 years to address urgent unmet needs in Toronto.

The 60 Bowden St. development will transform the site of Danforth Baptist Church into 50 affordable apartments for underserved seniors, with a full spectrum of wrap-around health and wellness supports, and innovative programs, common spaces and amenities, designed to enhance seniors' quality of life. The planned redevelopment will also enable the congregation’s continued use of the space. Additionally, the project will see the establishment of a commercial kitchen and community food bank, with emphasis on fresh, healthy food, continuing the church’s history of serving the surrounding neighbourhood.

Members of the media are invited to attend.

What: Press conference announcing The Sprott Foundation’s contribution to WoodGreen’s new affordable seniors’ housing development

When: Thursday, April 13, 2023

Time: 10 a.m.

Where: 60 Bowden St., Toronto


  • Anne Babcock, President & CEO of WoodGreen Community Services
  • Nupi Zubair, Chair of WoodGreen Community Services Board of Directors
  • Bill MacKinnon, Chair of The WoodGreen Foundation Board of Directors
  • Juliana Sprott, Chief Giving Officer of The Sprott Foundation
  • Julie Dabrusin, MP Toronto-Danforth
  • Paula Fletcher, Ward 14 Councillor


Photo Opportunity: WoodGreen staff and board members, The Sprott Foundation and local representatives to give remarks on the Bowden development. New 3D renderings to be unveiled.

Notes: There are no washrooms available on site. Stairs are required to access venue.

On-site parking is by permit only. Green P parking is available at 242 Danforth Avenue and 14 Arundel Avenue

ABOUT WOODGREEN COMMUNITY SERVICES (woodgreen.org): WoodGreen is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto, serving 37,000 people each year. We offer more than 75 programs and services tackling the social determinants that affect the health and well-being of individuals in our community.

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For more information, please contact: Tureisha Hamlet, Manager, Public Relations & Corporate Communications; [email protected] (416) 277-2672 (cell)