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Affordable Housing Benefits Aboriginal Community In Toronto

McGuinty Government Helping Off-Reserve Aboriginal Families

New affordable housing in Toronto is opening the door to a better future by providing Aboriginal families living off-reserve with a safe, secure place to call home and creating new, good jobs.

With support from the GTA Aboriginal Housing Program, 32 units will be developed in the east-end of Toronto as part of the Nishnawbe Homes Dundas Street Project. The development is expected to create up to 70 construction jobs for local qualified workers, including Aboriginal people.

The City of Toronto also waived development fees and charges for the project, and exempted the development from property taxes for 25 years. This support will help to ensure the new units remain affordable for aboriginal families, individuals and seniors.

This initiative supports the government's Open Ontario plan to help strengthen Northern and Aboriginal communities and improve the quality of life for Aboriginal people living in urban areas.

Quick Facts

  • Nishnawbe Homes Dundas Street Project is located at 425 Dundas Street, East.
  • The province is working in partnership with local Aboriginal housing providers and Miziwe Biik Development Corporation, to deliver the GTA Aboriginal Housing Program.
  • The GTA Aboriginal Housing Program will deliver $20-million in new affordable rental units, homeownership loans and home repairs for low-income Aboriginal households in the Greater Toronto Area.

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“Together with our Aboriginal partners, we are improving access to adequate, suitable, and affordable housing for off-reserve Aboriginal people. As part of our Open Ontario plan, construction of these 32 units will stimulate the local economy by providing jobs and supporting local businesses.”

Rick Bartolucci

Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

“I am delighted to celebrate the launch of Nishnawbe Homes' new affordable housing development on Dundas Street East. This project is a win for both the Aboriginal community and for Dundas Street as it undergoes its transformation.”

Pam McConnell

Councillor, Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale

“These 32 new affordable housing units will make a positive difference in the Aboriginal community. They will provide safe, affordable homes for Aboriginal families and individuals living off-reserve in Toronto.”

Nancy Martin

President, Miziwe Biik Development Corporation

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