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Repairs Completed On Kenora Affordable Housing Project

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Repairs Completed On Kenora Affordable Housing Project

The Government of Ontario and the Kenora District Services Board today celebrated the re-opening of Parkview Apartments, a 72-unit social housing project for low-income seniors in Kenora. The project received $1.5 million in provincial funding for urgent repairs.


The project is located at 630 Park Street and is owned by the Kenora District Services Board. It was allocated $1.5 million in provincial funding and approximately $1.1 million in municipal funding for critical repairs, including repairs to its bricks.

Quick Facts

  • The Northern component of the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program provides funding to rehabilitate and/or renovate substandard housing in Northern Ontario, and to encourage modest and affordable rental housing where appropriate.
  • Kenora received over $488,000 as part of $100 million in provincial funding to fund social housing repairs announced in March 2008.

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“By funding much-needed repairs, we are helping ensure that Ontario’s most vulnerable citizens have a safe and well-maintained place to call home.”

Jim Watson

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

“I am pleased that this project is completed and that the residents can celebrate this event today. The project was based on a collaborative effort involving the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Kenora District Services Board (KDSB) and the Tenants Association of Parkview. The Ministry and the KDSB must continue to work together so that seniors can remain in a safe, secure affordable environment and in a place that they may call home.”

Rory McMillan

Chair, Kenora District Services Board

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