VAUGHAN, ON— More families, individuals and seniors living in Vaughan will soon have a place to call home at Woodbridge Lane. The federal and provincial governments are investing over $11 million to create 75 affordable housing units through the Canada – Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.
Member of Parliament for Vaughan – Woodbridge, Francesco Sorbara, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with Member of Provincial Parliament for Vaughan, Steven Del Duca, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario’s Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today. Jack Heath, Deputy Mayor of the City of Markham and Chair of Housing York Inc. also participated in the event on behalf of Wayne Emmerson, Chairman and CEO of York Region. Sunder Singh, Local and Regional Councillor for York Region and the City of Vaughan, participated in the event on behalf of the Honourable Maurizio Bevilacqua, Mayor, City of Vaughan.
Woodbridge Lane will feature 162 units for families, individuals and seniors, including 75 units funded by the IAH program. Highlights include indoor and outdoor play spaces for children, a rooftop garden and accessible units for people with disabilities.
- The governments of Canada and Ontario jointly contributed over $11 million to Woodbridge Lane through the IAH agreement.
- York Region contributed more than $35 million to the development.
- Woodbridge Lane is designed to achieve superior energy performance and meet LEED-like standards; features include automated building mechanical systems, bike storage and parking, three — stream waste management system, and the use of permeable paving.
- Canada's first ever National Housing Strategy is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home. Under the National Housing Strategy, the federal government will recognize and progressively implement every Canadian's right to access housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.