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Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in London and Area

London, ON — The Governments of Canada and Ontario, along with the City of London, celebrated the official opening of 18 new affordable housing initiatives in London and the surrounding area today.

Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West on behalf of Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Deb Matthews, Deputy Premier and Member of Provincial Parliament for London North Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Chris Ballard, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and the Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement.

Quick facts:

  • Housing initiatives, and their combined federal and provincial contributions, that were celebrated today include:
    • Hambleton Hall at 203 John Street in Simcoe received $2 million for 35 units of affordable housing
    • Woodfield Terrace at 380 Princess Avenue received $1.98 million for 33 units of affordable housing
    • 339 Commissioners Road West received $1.85 million for 29 affordable housing units, three of which are designated for residents with mental health challenges
    • 1166 Hamilton Road received $1.82 million for 26 units of affordable housing, with four of those units designated for persons with physical disabilities
    • Lido Place at 129 Riverside Drive received $1.62 million for 27 units of affordable housing
    • 534 Albert Street in Strathroy received $1.47 million for 21 units, 14 of which are for persons with physical disabilities and seven for seniors
    • 193 Clarke Road received $1.43 million for 14 units of affordable housing for persons with physical and developmental disabilities
    • 77 Tecumseh Avenue received $1.32 million for 22 units of affordable housing
    • 753 Dundas Street received $773,530 for 12 units of affordable housing, with three of those units designated for victims of domestic violence
    • 602 Albert in Strathroy received $720,000 for 12 affordable housing units
    • 189 Dundas Street received $660,000 for 11 affordable housing units
    • 115 Craig Street in Alisa Craig received $480,000 for eight affordable housing units
    • Four Feathers Housing Co-operative at 205 Commissioners Road West received $468,000 for eight units of First Nations, Métis and Inuit housing
    • 159 Main Street in Glencoe received $360,000 for five affordable housing units
    • 173 Main Street Phase 2 in Glencoe received $360,000 for six affordable housing units
    • DeafBlind Ontario at 1166 Sandbar Street received $240,000 for four units of housing for persons with hearing/vision challenges
    • 2514 Tokala Trail received $240,000 for four units for those with hearing and vision challenges
    • 668 Dundas Street received $141,750 for four affordable housing units
  • Municipal contributions by London and Middlesex County for these developments were $9,306,546.
  • Municipal contributions by Norfolk County for Hambleton Hall were $167,960.

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