The County of Simcoe County
Council has approved a new 50-unit affordable housing project mixed family and
seniors building in Bradford West Gwillimbury. This comes on land generously
donated to the Simcoe County Housing Corporation (SCHC) for this purpose by the
Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.
These donated lands at 125 Simcoe Road, at the intersection of Simcoe Road and Marshview Boulevard, will create an attractive streetscape with good connectivity to transit and adjacent walking trails. The building will be within walking distance of the Town's future civic plaza, downtown commercial amenities, elementary schools, ample green space parks, and the nearby GO Station.
Impact on Housing Targets:
- In 2014, the County set a target to create 202 new affordable housing units in Bradford West Gwillimbury
- As of December 31, 2020, 2,364 new affordable housing units have been created across the County of Simcoe
- Once this development is complete in 2023 (pending approvals), the County and our partners will have achieved a minimum of 63% of our housing goals for the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
What and Where?
- The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has donated lands at 125 Simcoe Road for the purpose of affordable housing
- Proposed 50-unit mixed family and seniors building, includes a County of Simcoe Social and Community Services office on the ground floor
- The location at the corner of Simcoe Road and Marshview Boulevard creates an attractive streetscape and good connectivity to transit and pedestrian walkways
- The building will be within walking distance to the Town's future civic plaza, downtown commercial amenities, elementary schools, ample green space parks, and the GO station
- This will assist in achieving the County's 10-Year Affordable Housing and Homelessness Prevention Strategy's (AHHPS) targets, providing affordable accommodations for those in need of housing
- A commitment has been made through the AHHPS to achieve a minimum of 2,685 new affordable housing units throughout the region by 2024
- This new low-rise building will create an additional 50 units in the area, allowing more people to have stable and affordable housing where they can continue to contribute to their community for themselves and future generations
- MCL Architects created the preliminary design with respect to the development
- Incorporates a strong residential feel that is harmonious with the existing neighbourhood and compatible with future civic use of nearby land
- Promotes age friendly and accessible buildings that are inclusive of both families and seniors
- The four-storey structure is anchored with brick on lower floors for a residential look that is cost effective and energy efficient