December 1, 2017
Abi Bond, the city’s director of housing and policy projects, said open houses will be held Dec. 13 and 14 to give residents more details about the housing. But Bond noted the city has already been speaking to gardeners, the park board and the Collingwood neighbourhood house, which has existing programs for the homeless.
“I don’t know what the community reaction will be,” she said. “We’ll be there to listen to people’s concerns and talk it through with people, and have that dialogue about how the building will be managed safely, managed responsibly.”
The property is the fourth to be announced by the city as a location for temporary modular housing. The others are at West 59th Avenue and Heather Street, the 1100-block Franklin Street and 501 Powell St. A 78-unit complex at the Heather Street property is expected to open in February.