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Urban Toronto: Toronto Community Housing Bringing Affordable Rentals to CityPlace

Construction progressing on 41-storey tower.


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Toronto Community Housing is bringing affordable rental living to CityPlace in the form of “Block 32,” a 41-storey tower matched with 9- and 11-storey podium blocks at Fort York Boulevard and Dan Leckie Way. For Toronto Community Housing, this complex, designed by KPMB Architects, represents quite a landmark: it’s their tallest complex, it’s green, and it will be affordable family rental housing. Townhouses are being constructed all around the base of the complex, along with some retail fronting on Fort York Boulevard. Patios and deep planters will also be featured at street level.

Kyle Rooks of Toronto Community Housing explains the rental system: “The development will have 427 units of affordable rental housing. That’s a new kind of rental that means the average rent in the building will be 80% of the CMHC average. For example, if the average cost of a 1-bedroom rental is $1,000, the rent for 1-bedroom units in this building would average $800 and could not exceed $1,000.” TCH expects to start renting units this spring, for fall move-ins.

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