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Document: Affordable Housing in West End Toronto

Another Document from the city of Toronto website provides a little more insight to how St. Clare’s funding the 180 Sudbury St Affordable Housing Project.


10. St.Clare’s Multifaith Housing:
180 Sudbury Street
St. Clare’s Multifaith Housing is working in partnership
with Verdiroc, a private developer, to build 190 affordable
homes in the West Queen West Triangle on former
industrial lands. St. Clare’s responded to the scarcity of
affordable family housing in the city: almost half of the
homes in the building are two, three or four bedroom.
St. Clare’s has created a number of special studio units
for artists, some of whom lived in the area before
redevelopment occurred. This will be a mixed-income
community, with most units renting for 80% of average
market rent, while 25% will be geared-to-income.
St. Clare’s received capital funding from the City of
Toronto and the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing
Program. CMHC provided Seed Funding to get the
project started.

Full Document is available here


Excerpts from the Section 37 Agreement – 180 Sudbury St

Subsection 37(3) of the Planning Act provides that where an owner of land elects to
provide facilities, services or matters in return for an increase in the height or density of
development, a municipality may require the owner to enter into one or more agreements with the municipality dealing with the facilities, services and matters;

Pertinent sections have been pulled out and bolded to indicate non-compliance to this agreement by of the owner of 180 Sudbury – These issues are currently being addressed with Councillor Ana Bailao and Senior Planner Sarah Phipps.

To see the full agreement click here

Section 4 – Affordable Housing (pg 6)

City and the Owner acknowledge and agree that the Owner proposes to develop the
Site in two phases, with Phase I being a building with a maximum height of 18 storeys
containing approximately 190 units of Affordable Rental Housing, including 27
Affordable Artist Live/Work Units as shown on the plans and drawings listed in the
schedules of the Site Plan Agreement. For greater certainty, the Owner acknowledges
and agrees that the construction of 190 units of Affordable Rental Housing in Phase I
shall include:

i) the construction of 27 Affordable Artist Live/ Work Units; and
ii) the provision of a minimum of 280 square metres of contiguous workshop space
in Phase 1, a portion of which is at-grade, for use by the residents of the artist
live/work units, which space shall be accessed by corridors with a minimum
width of five (5) feet and shall include adequate ventilation to permit any artistic
activities that may be prohibited in the Affordable Artist Live/Work Units, to the
satisfaction of the Chief Planner.

4.2 The Affordable Artist Live/Work Units referred to in Section 4.1i) above shall include
operable windows and fans in any living area and heights of nine (9) feet from floor to
ceiling. The specific details of how tenants for the Affordable Artist Live/Work Units
will be selected and how the Affordable Artist Live/Work Units will be managed will be
established by St. Clares Multifaith Housing Society, in consultation with the Chief
Planner, and will be consistent with the terms of the City’ s Request- for-Proposal under
which the Affordable Rental Housing in Phase 1 was selected.

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