Smoking at the Humber to be restricted to e-cigarettes. Once it's built, Options for Homes' residential development "the Humber" will be the first of its kind in the Greater Toronto Area.
Award-winning Options for Homes has housed 3,500 residents in 10 GTA projects, built with financing assistance, over the past 25 years.
Mayor John Tory helps new homeowners move in at Danforth Village Estates.
This season, the CBC Sunday Edition explores Canada's housing crisis in a series called Home Truths.
An alternative financing model is opening doors to starter homes – and demand has never been higher.
As gradual intensification continues in Toronto's Danforth Village, new developments are popping up throughout the east end neighbourhood. Just to the south of Danforth Avenue, construction is progressing at The Village by Main Station, a Page + Steele / IBI Group-designed condominium by private non-profit developer Options for Homes.
This fall, Options for Homes, the 23-year-old affordable ownership developer, will launch its latest venture – a 230-unit, 21-storey condo tower in the Weston Village area. At least 10 per cent of the apartments are earmarked as three-bedroom suites.
Downsizing seniors are moving into Toronto condos and overcoming challenges by creating communities.
The builders of affordable housing in the Toronto area are concerned that the region's hot real estate market could put their ability to offer homes to lower-income residents at risk.
When a house in their Leslieville neighbourhood sold this year for $1.2-million – nearly double the $695,000 asking price – Toronto residents Andy Stark and his wife, Sylvia Proano (below), found themselves wondering what many renters in the city are also pondering these days.