December 2023 – The City’s Committee of Adjustment approved the project this past summer. WoodGreen is now awaiting the finalization of the Site Plan by the City (expected to be completed by mid-January 2024). We have previously communicated that certain heritage components of the existing building will be retained. Given the nature of the church retention, necessary structural plans required for the demolition permits are significantly more involved than a typical demolition permit process. In context of this information, demolition is expected to commence in early Spring 2024.
WoodGreen is an experienced seniors housing provider.
WoodGreen is a seniors’ care specialist with more than 55 years of experience in affordable housing and creating successful tenancies. One thing that sets us apart is our wide range of connected services for seniors such as housing, community health services including Meals on Wheels, social programs, and more. Our staff look forward to welcoming tenants upon completion of the project and building a stronger community.
WoodGreen is one of the most experienced supportive housing providers in Toronto. We own or operate 20 housing facilities in Toronto. We know the importance of connecting with our neighbours wherever we go. We are excited to bring our full range of services, expertise, and the benefit of our close partnerships and deep connections across Toronto to support the health, housing stability and inclusion of the seniors who will reside at 60 Bowden St.
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On Wednesday, July 6, WoodGreen Community Services held an information session about the new homes for vulnerable seniors coming to 60 Bowden Street. WoodGreen was pleased to have received a high volume of registrants that submitted many questions and comments in advance. The information requests received from the community in advance helped shape the presentations that were made at the information session and were raised to the panelists for answers. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from representatives at WoodGreen Community Services, the City of Toronto, R-Hauz (Developer) and McCallum Sather (Architecture). Special thanks to MP Julie Dabrusin for attending the session and voicing her support. Julie’s advocacy for more affordable housing and continuous support of this new development is greatly appreciated.
We want to express our sincerest thank you to everyone that registered, sent in questions/comments and/or attended the webinar. We also want to express our heartfelt gratitude to donors & government partners who have helped make this development possible, including Councillor Paula Fletcher for her continuous support and tireless efforts.