Location: Oakville, ON
Client: Support House
Construction Budget: TBD
Architect of Record: Invizij Architects Inc.
Support House, a Halton Region Non-Profit, needed to redevelop the site of an existing group home on Cornwall Road in Oakville, adjacent to Sixteen Mile Creek. The property is next to the Oakville GO station as well as a retirement home and a forested natural area and trail system. The site is also considered part of the gateway to Midtown Oakville, and as a result it was encouraged by the planning and urban design staff to be a building that would stand out with unique aesthetic and the possibility of public art included in the building’s facade.
While a tight site, our team has managed to negotiate parking, waste pickup, and conservation setbacks with a five-storey building and 37 dwelling units, a mix of one bedroom and studio apartments for the supporting housing program. The ground floor includes amenity space for tenants, staff offices, and meeting rooms for other community supports. On the top floor is a rooftop patio with fantastic views of the watershed. Meeting the need for people to be able to age in place, the entire facility is designed to universal design standards, with thirteen accessible apartments.