Location: Streetsville, ON
Construction Budget: $12,500,000
Architect of Record: Invizij Architects Inc.
Project Team: Emma Cubitt, Camilo Avendano
This project is transforming a formerly derelict group home operation with two historic houses into new affordable supportive apartments. The design of this project was responsive to the heavy engagement of local neighbours, heritage advocates, and local civic leadership. The new three storey addition compliments and repurposes two mid-1800s brick houses into a cohesive program with 40 independent studio units, 10 of which will be barrier-free. The entire development is 20,500ft2 across the existing two storey houses, three storey addition, and a partial basement.
Other features include shared common spaces, third-floor patio, and landscaping with indigenous plantings. The entire development will be built to rigorous Passive House standards resulting in a low carbon footprint and increased comfort and reduced utility bills for tenants. The site is one block away from the heart of the Streetsville BIA and walking distance to the GO station and many other amenities.