TORONTO — WoodGreen Community Services and the WoodGreen Foundation have announced a $4 million gift from the Sprott Foundation to kick off WoodGreen’s Unmet Needs Campaign, supporting a seniors’ affordable housing development at 60 Bowden St. in Toronto.
The project will adapt the site of Danforth Baptist Church into 50 new, affordable one-bedroom and studio apartments for seniors, stated a release. The eight-storey, pre-modular complex will preserve historical architectural elements of the church, including the sanctuary, combining the traditional brick and stone towers of the church with a new mass-timber structure.
WoodGreen will deliver wraparound supports to the residents including its cluster of care model and the project will see the establishment of a commercial kitchen and a community food bank.
“We are honoured to have the support of the Sprott Foundation and exceedingly grateful for this outstanding gift. The Sprott family’s investment will support affordable and supportive housing for seniors and help to ensure they can age with dignity in their community,” stated Bill MacKinnon, chair of the WoodGreen Foundation, in a statement.