March of Dimes Canada at Official Launch of the Pan Am and ParaPan Am Games Athlete’s Village
In 2015, the Pan Am and ParaPan Am Games will be held for the first time in Toronto, and construction is now underway on the Athletes' Village, which will transform the West Don Lands into a vibrant, affordable, mixed-use residential community. During the games, the units will serve as temporary homes to athletes, coaches and sporting officials. Following the games, Wigwamen Community Housing Inc. and Fred Victor will own and operate 253 rental units, with a move-in date of spring 2016. It is estimated over 300 families will benefit from the new housing.
"We’re very pleased that there is a commitment to increasing sustainable and affordable accessible housing for Torontonians in the heart of downtown after the Pan Am and ParaPan Am Games," says Jerry Lucas, Vice-President of Programs for March of Dimes Canada.
"Through our partnership with Wigwamen Community Housing, we are thrilled to be able to provide attendant care to new residents with disabilities, in line with March of Dimes’ commitment to offer opportunities for independence to the people we serve," he continues.
An additional 100 units under construction will be made available for affordable ownership in the heart of what will be known as The Canary District.