- Development Approach
The second phase of the Modular Housing Initiative, launched in February 2021, will include two new sites and create approximately 128 modular homes that will provide stable, affordable housing and support services to individuals exiting the shelter system and experiencing homelessness.
The first site, located in East York at Trenton and Cedarvale Avenue, will be three-storeys in height and will contain approximately 64 studio apartments. Each of these apartments will be self-contained with a twin bed, a private kitchen and a bathroom. The building will also include a laundry facility, a kitchen and dining room, program space and administrative offices.
The second site, located in Willowdale at 175 Cummer Avenue, will also be a three-storey building with approximately 64 studio apartments. The building will have the same furnishings and facilities as the building at Trenton and Cedervale Avenue.
CreateTO and City staff are in the process of identifying a third City-owned/controlled site that will be appropriate for the development of the next modular housing site under Phase Two. It is expected that this site will be selected and announced by spring 2021.
The community will have an opportunity to learn more about these projects and will be able to provide feedback on the design elements during virtual community engagement sessions beginning the week of March 8. More details on these sessions can be found on the City’s website here.
The first phase of the Modular Housing Initiative wrapped up in January and resulted in the creation of 100 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness. The two sites that were selected for this phase were 11 Macey Avenue and 321 Dovercourt Road (formerly 150 Harrison Street). These buildings are now occupied.
For more information on the Modular Housing Initiative, visit the City’s Modular Housing Initiative webpage.