Investing In Toronto's Social Housing Community
Provincial-Municipal Funding Announcement Celebrated at Danforth-Midland Social Housing Development
The Government of Ontario and the City of Toronto celebrated the recent announcement of $111.5 million in funding to repair social housing units in Toronto and to make them more green and sustainable.
The announcement was held at the Danforth-Midland housing development in Scarborough, a complex of social housing buildings with 869 units that will benefit from $4.3 million in much-needed kitchen and bathroom repairs, as well as plumbing valves and mains replacements.
The Honourable Jim Watson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing; Lorenzo Berardinetti, Member of Provincial Parliament for Scarborough Southwest; His Worship Mayor David Miller; Derek Ballantyne, CEO of Toronto Community Housing; and David Mitchell, Chair of the Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors, made the announcement today.
The Danforth-Midland development is a complex of three high-rise buildings and townhouses. The building is managed by Toronto Community Housing and will receive repairs to 236 kitchens and 398 bathrooms, as well as plumbing and electricity upgrades. Throughout the project there will be a focus on healthy construction materials and energy and water-efficient technologies.