Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Toronto Ramps Up its Modular Housing Projects

Like a lot of other cities in North America, Toronto has recognized the benefits of going modular to help its citizens find affordable housing. Look for many other cities, both large and small to begin using modular construction to help with the affordable housing crisis.

The City of Toronto has revealed the two new locations that will serve as the second phase of its modular housing initiative. The sites, located in Willowdale and East York, will create approximately 128 modular homes — 64 at each of the City-owned sites.

Located at 175 Cummer Avenue, next to Willdowdale Manor, and on the corner lot at Trenton and Cedarvale avenues, the new projects will be roughly 20% bigger than the modular homes in Phase 1, which house around 50 units each.

In the lead up to deciding on the new sites, the City and CreateTO staff evaluated City-owned and controlled land across Toronto using criteria that included local demand for affordable housing, the development potential of the site, current environmental status, local infrastructure, access to public transit, access to health and other community services, as well as the zoning by-law and other considerations.

City staff say they are now in the process of identifying a third City-owned/controlled site that will be appropriate for the development of the next modular housing site under Phase Two. It is expected that this site will be selected and announced by spring 2021.

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Gary Fleisher, the Modcoach, writes Modcoach News and Modular Home Coach blogs as well as the best site for off-site consultants, Modcoach Connects

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