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Montreal breaks ground on $65 million social housing project

Montreal breaks ground on $65 million social housing project

MONTREAL — The governments of Canada, Quebec and the City of Montreal have announced groundbreaking for a social housing co-operative of 169 units to be built in the borough of Saint-Laurent.

The $65-million Cooperative d’habitation laurentienne will rise in the Bois-Franc transit-oriented community in Saint-Laurent. The project will provide social and affordable housing units for low-income families and individuals, stated a recent release.

Among the 169 tenants of the building, up to 135 could benefit from the Societe d’habitation du Quebec’s Rent Supplement Program, which caps rent at 25 per cent of income. Amenities will include a community room and green space with children’s play areas and gardens.

The project is aiming for LEED Gold certification. It will be located at the entrance of the Bois-Franc sector on Marcel-Laurin Boulevard, in the extension of the new Ernest-Anctil Street and will be adjacent to a future elementary school that will accommodate nearly 500 students.

About 50 of the units will be intended for families with several children, given unit configurations of up to five bedrooms.

“Saint-Laurent is the place where the most green homes are built in Quebec. This is certainly our objective for all types of construction, including social housing. That’s why I’m all the more proud to participate in the launch of the Cooperative d’habitation laurentienne in our territory,” stated Saint-Laurent Mayor Alan DeSousa in a statement.

 

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