Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery, including in Gravenhurst.
Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, alongside Jennifer O’Connell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Pickering—Uxbridge, and Tony Van Bynen, Member of Parliament for Newmarket—Aurora, Paul Kelly, Mayor of Gravenhurst and Councillor of the District Municipality of Muskoka and Leonard Ojha, Managing General Partner, Alexander Muskoka Residence, announced over $23.3 million in federal funding to build the Alexander Retirement Care Facility, which will build near 100 housing units primarily intended for seniors, people living with disabilities or mental health issues.
Located at 520 Isaac Street in Gravenhurst, the three-storey building will feature a total of 95 residential suites with services, as well as a large kitchen, an activity and common area, laundry facilities, health center and physiotherapy rooms. The new homes will include a mix of bachelor, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.
This investment by the Government of Canada was made possible by the National Housing Strategy’s (NHS) National Housing Co-investment Fund (NHCF).