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Project overview

Business Unit(s)

Toronto

Year Completed

2020

Client(s)

Toronto Community Housing Corporation

Client Industry

Government/Public

Scope of Work

Infrastructure, Interiors

Size

96,132 sq. ft., 13-Stories

Partners

Hilditch Architect

Toronto Community Housing - 389 Church St. Modernization

The building provides a safe, inclusive and supportive community for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, gender diverse people, and youth and senior women

Modernization of an existing 13-storey property owned by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) on the north-east corner of Church and Granby Streets. TCHC is a corporation of the City of Toronto and is a non-for-profit entity providing housing and social support to those in need. The existing building consists of 12 levels above ground with a penthouse and one level of underground parking. The project involved a complete interior retrofit requiring the demolition of all existing finishes, partitions, lighting and mechanical systems.

New works included the construction of a concrete elevator shaft, interior partition plan, finishes throughout, and new mechanical and electrical systems that necessitated extensive concrete cutting/coring. Due to the extent of the concrete cutting, each floor plate was reinforced with carbon fiber strips to guarantee the structurally integrity of the facility. Building envelope work included structurally strengthening the exterior walls with a steel stud system, restoring the existing brick façade with custom sized bricks to match existing conditions, and partial replacement of the existing roof.

The building was constructed in the 1970s and had many failing and outdated systems, including the building envelope, electrical resistance heating and no provison for cooling. As a result, the building had a very low occupancy rate due to unbearable indoor conditions in the summer, where the large south and west exposures above the surrounding neighbourhood led to overheating.

On February 4, 2021, Toronto Mayor John Tory officially opened this permanent, affordable and supportive rental housing building. The building provides a safe, inclusive and supportive community for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, gender diverse people, and youth and senior women who have experienced or who are at risk of experiencing homelessness.

The building was redeveloped by Toronto Community Housing and is leased to and managed by YWCA Toronto.

Services include housing stabilization, harm reduction, health promotion, and increased access to primary health care and acute mental health services. The building includes a pottery studio, as well programs that focus on celebrating the Indigenous cultural heritage of residents.

Toronto Community Housing - 389 Church St. Modernization in the News

Mayor John Tory last week officially opened an affordable and permanent supportive rental housing building that includes 120 apartments for women at 389 Church St.

Mayor John Tory last week officially opened an affordable and permanent supportive rental housing building that includes 120 apartments for women at 389 Church St.

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