Affordable Housing

Toronto community housingWaterfront Toronto is creating an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment designed for everyone. Affordable housing is a key component of achieving this vision and ensuring that our new communities are home to families and people of all ages and income levels.

Waterfront Toronto's approach ensures that a minimum of 20% of residential units on land within its control are designated for Affordable Rental Housing. An additional 5% of units will be low-end-of-market units.

To date, three projects have been completed in the West Don Lands:

  • Toronto Community Housing has developed a three building complex offering 243 units of affordable rental housing for seniors and families. These buildings met our Minimum Green Building Requirements, including LEED Gold certification, and feature amenity space for residents and commercial uses at the ground floor level along King Street East. The buildings are complete and nearly fully occupied.
  • Wigwamen Incorporated will own and operate a 145-unit affordable rental building that will primarily serve the aboriginal community. Through a partnership with the Ontario March of Dimes, accessible housing for people with disabilities will also be provided.
  • Fred Victor will own and operate a separate 108-unit affordable rental building that will serve people with disabilities, families, veterans, athletes, youth, seniors and newcomers.

The Wigwamen and Fred Victor properties were initially used to house athletes during the 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games and are currently being converted to their planned use.

In the East Bayfront, approximately 1,260 affordable rental housing units and approximately 315 low-end-of-market housing units will be provided. To date, one affordable housing project in this precinct is under construction. This project will provide 80 units of affordable rental housing for artists within a market condominium building, through a partnership between the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, Hines/Tridel and Artscape. 

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