In July 2015, more than 10,000 athletes, coaches and team officials from 41 nations are expected to come to Toronto for the Pan/Parapan Am Games. An entire community is currently under construction in the West Don Lands to house everyone. And when the last medal has been awarded and the athletes move out, Fred Victor will move in and transform one of the buildings into a bold, new affordable housing community.
The 10-storey affordable housing building in the neighbourhood bordered by the Don River, King St. W., Parliament St. and the rail line adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway, will accommodate a diverse mix of up to 300 tenants.
The tenants will represent a variety of marginalized individuals who have difficulty finding affordable housing, including people with disabilities, families, veterans, athletes, youth, seniors and newcomers.
In addition, the building, which will have one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom units, will also serve as a community hub by offering meeting space, employment and training programs and on-site supportive social services.
This Pan Am legacy will take 6 to 8 months to convert from athletes’ village building to accessible affordable housing units – and we need your help to finance the cost of adapting the building for its new tenants.
Donate today and help those in need find place and purpose through affordable housing and on-site supportive services.