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AMIK II and AMIK III Housing Projects

on Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:15

We have a good news story to share and are pleased to announce that construction is underway on the AMIK III project at 3738 St. Clair Ave. E. and is ready to start at the AMIK II project at 3087 Danforth Avenue. 

The St. Clair Ave. project is located in the St. Clair – Brimley area of the City of Toronto.  It will be a four storey building comprised of 2 bachelors, 14 one bedroom and 6 two bedroom apartments.  Surface parking for vehicles will be provided in the rear of the building and bicycle parking inside the building.  Rent will be highly affordable, ranging from approximately $670 for bachelor units to $815 for one bedroom units and $960 for two bedroom units, which includes utilities.  Completion and occupancy are expected in the spring of 2015.

The Danforth Avenue project is located in the Danforth-Victoria Park area of the City of Toronto, within easy walking distance to the subway.  It will be a four storey building comprised of 12 bachelors, 7 one bedroom and 1 three bedroom unit.  Surface parking for vehicles will be provided in the rear of the building and there is also bicycle parking inside the building.  Rents will be highly affordable, ranging from approximately $670 for bachelor units to $814 for one bedroom units and approximately $1,000 for three bedroom units, which includes utilities.  Completion and occupancy are expected in the spring of 2015.

Both projects are being developed under the GTA Aboriginal Affordable Housing Program and will be offered to low and moderate income Aboriginal households.

The City of Toronto has issued the required permits to enable development to proceed and all required environmental approvals have been secured. The contracts with Triumph Constructing were signed on April 23, 2014, accordingly both housing projects are well underway and no further delays will be encountered.

New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC) officers and consultant Ed Star met recently at Amik I with Miziwe Biik housing officer Lorna Lawrence and MNP auditors. Both housing projects are providing affordable rental housing to urban aboriginal people living in Toronto.

Clockwise from L to R:

Nick Ainis, Fusioncorp Developments; Mario Ribeiro, President/CEO Triumph Contracting; Marco A. Guzman, NFARC President; Mike McTague and Patrick Wilson, NFARC Board members at the signing of contract on April 23, 2014.