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24 June 2024

WoodGreen Community Services appointed manager of 802 Eastern Ave in Leslieville

WoodGreen brings 50 years of housing management experience to this property.

Toronto, Ont. – WoodGreen Community Services, one of the largest non-municipal affordable housing providers in Toronto, is the new property owner and manager of 802 Eastern Ave., providing permanent affordable rental units in Leslieville, East York. Previously, this property was managed by the non-profit organization, Community First Developments Inc.

“I am proud to welcome the residents to our ever-growing WoodGreen community,” says Anne Babcock, President & CEO of WoodGreen Community Services. “This new addition to our portfolio reinforces our commitment to building communities where opportunity and inclusivity are cornerstones. We believe everyone deserves a place to call home, and we’re proud to be a part of the solution to the housing challenges faced by so many in Toronto.”

“This expansion reflects our unwavering dedication to combatting the housing affordability crisis and our deep commitment to empowering communities through accessible housing solutions. We are confident that tenants will benefit from WoodGreen’s high-quality, experienced property management,” says AJ Nageswaran, Senior Director, Housing Transformation & Operations.

The three-storey building originally built in 1996 has 16 one- and two-bedroom units and currently provides housing to families and single individuals living independently.

WoodGreen has over 85 years of experience serving residents of Toronto and has provided transitional and permanent housing for over 50 years. It currently owns and/or manages more than 28 affordable housing sites in the city. Even more, it offers a wide range of integrated programs and services to help its tenants to thrive. Some of these include mental health services, employment programs, affordable child care, financial counselling, and more. Also, specifically for senior tenants, it offers community care services, Meals on Wheels, recreational programs and more to help them continue to live healthily and independently at home.

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 over 75 programs and services tackling the social determinants that affect the health and well-being of individuals in our community. 


For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact: Tureisha Hamlet, Manager, Public Relations & Corporate Communications, [email protected], tel: (416) 277-2672