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.
Building permit to proceed with construction of 20 units, located at 3087 Danforth Avenue was approved by Toronto City Hall.
Sod turning for Amik II housing complex at Victoria Park/Danforth area will follow soon.
The New Frontiers Aboriginal Residential Corporation (NFARC) strives to make affordable housing a reality for many aboriginal citizens that live in Toronto. Projects Amik II and III are materializing both in East Toronto to be occupied by First Canadians. Sod turning for Amik III at 3738 St. Clair Avenue East will be mid-November.
Project Amik team: L to R: Nick Ainis, FusionCorp Builder Ed Starr, SHS Consultant Marco A. Guzman, NFARC President Steve Hilditch, Architect
A 22-unit affordable housing development for Aboriginal households is moving ahead after receiving approval from the Ontario Municipal Board earlier this month—11 years after the project was first envisioned by New Frontiers Aboriginal Corporation. The organization, which opened its first affordable housing complex on Coxwell Avenue in 2002, has been looking for a new location for years. The St. Clair development will make a big difference at an individual scale, but do little to address the wider issue regarding the lack of affordable housing for vulnerable populations, said secretary-treasurer Charles Catto. “It will provide a home for 22 native households,” he said. “It’s just a drop in the bucket, but it’s a start and hopefully it will provide some momentum.” The OMB approval of the project at 3738 St.