The embattled Red Door Family Shelter is getting a modern new home on its longtime site in Toronto’s hip Leslieville neighbourhood.
Under a deal to be announced at the shelter offices Monday, developer Harhay Construction will build a new 94-bed shelter at cost as part of a seven-storey boutique condominium project proposed for the corner of Queen St E. and Booth Ave.
Once the 20,000-sq. ft-shelter has been built, Harhay will transfer ownership to the city, which will become Red Door’s new landlord, said area Councillor Paula Fletcher, a major force behind the deal.
The shelter is launching a $3 million fundraising campaign to cover the costs of furnishing its new four-storey building that will be nestled behind the 118-unit condo and front onto Booth Ave.
A city planning report on the proposal, including the city’s cost and financing, will be ready in April for council approval in May. If approved, construction is expected to begin in mid-2016 with occupancy in late 2017 or early 2018.
Source: The Toronto Star