News and Events


Ground broken on one of two Scarborough affordable rental buildings

DailyCommercialNews - February 13, 2023

Ground has been broken on a new affordable rental housing project in Toronto’s Scarborough district.... The groundbreaking was for the first of two buildings located at 25 Sewells Rd. in Scarborough, which will provide 201 affordable rental homes......Click here to read more.....

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the not-for-profit housing provider and developer, the Brenyon Way Charitable Foundation

Feasibility study to inform on redevelopment of Providence Manor building

Kingstonist - December 6, 2023

Providence Village Inc. (PVI) is exploring the possibility of redeveloping the existing 220,000-square-foot Providence Manor building into a community hub that will support the critical needs of affordable housing and community services for vulnerable populations in Kingston and the surrounding area..........Click here to read more.....

TWC is developing a Feasibility Study for PVI

Penetanguishene developing plan to address affordable housing crisis - November 26, 2023

The Town of Penetanguishene is developing a plan to boost affordable and energy-efficient housing.......The first step is collecting input from the public through an online survey on Connect Penetanguishene until the end of November. .....Click here to read more.....

TWC is developing an Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for Penetanguishene

As municipalities work to address homelessness, how do they measure success?

Researcher says a better job needs to be done to keep track of the unhoused in Canada

CBC News - November 25, 2023

Beverly Melanson says her cabin is all she needs when it comes to housing...."I am so happy here," she said while sitting in the dining area of A Better Tent City, a tiny home community in Kitchener, Ont.

Thorold affordable housing project set to be completed by end of 2024

Progress is being made in the first steps of a building that will have 60 units for older adults

The Standard - November 24, 2023

A lowrise affordable seniors apartment building will be completed by the end of next year, according to a member of the Thorold Municipal Non-Profit Housing Board........ The 60-unit building at 5 Baker St. has been progressing well, said John Kenny, a member of the housing board who provided and update for city council Tuesday......Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as a housing and development consultant for Thorold Municipal Non-Profit Housing

Fewer parking spaces proposed for Sarnia affordable rental projects

The Observer - October 25, 2023

Property tax freezes, grants for reno work and study costs, and relaxed parking space requirements are some of the proposals in a draft Sarnia plan to boost affordable housing construction in the city.......Click here to read more...

TWC, along with NPG Planning Solutions, developed an Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for Sarnia.


Renfrew’s new Affordable Housing Plan laying out 20 recommendations to speed up construction

96.1 Renfrew - October 11, 2023

Renfrew’s Housing Action Plan underscores a dire need for more affordable and attainable options, but there is a silver lining..... At Council’s meeting on Tuesday, October 10th, Sue Ritchie Raymond of Tim Welch Consulting presented the Housing Action Plan, which highlights a dire need for rental, supportive, and homeownership options in the area......... Click here to read more...

TWC completed the Renfrew's Housing Action Plan

Affordable housing project in Cambridge for Indigenous Peoples could see residents in spring

Supply issues had pushed completion back by almost 2 years, says KWUNWP executive director

Waterloo Region Record - August 8, 2023   

Indigenous Peoples will have to wait a little longer for affordable housing in Cambridge..... With the opening of the K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project (KWUNWP) transitional housing development last week in Waterloo, all eyes will be on the non-profit group’s build at 27 to 31 Cambridge St. to service the First Nations, Métis and Inuit population......... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for KWUNWP

Local politicians break ground on affordable housing for seniors

Construction of the new 60-unit affordable seniors housing complex at 5 Baker Street has officially kicked off; 'We need to do more of this type of housing' - August 8, 2023   

On Tuesday morning local politicians gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new affordable seniors housing complex in Thorold. ........... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for TMNPH

Welland offers incentives for homeowners to build affordable rentals - July 21, 2023

Every municipality in Niagara talks about the need for affordable housing. At Tuesday’s (July 18) council meeting, Welland put its money where its mouth was...The city has adopted a new program where residents and non-profit housing builders can get some cash to build affordable housing units...Called Affordable Rental Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP), council believes it will help Welland meet its housing targets..... Click here to read more...

TWC completed Welland Affordable Housing CIP with NPG


Grace Gardens opens its doors

Former Parkview Motel was renovated and has 32 bachelor-style rooms, along with common areas and 24/7 support as a permanent supportive housing project - July 18, 2023  

It was a celebration atmosphere at Grace Gardens..... After a couple years of planning, building, push back and delays, Stepping Stone's permanent supportive housing project held its grand opening Tuesday. It's located at the former Parkview Motel at 721 Woolwich St., on the corner of Woolwich and Marilyn Drive........ Click here to read more...
TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Stepping Stone as well as Bellevue project

Construction starts on 60-unit affordable seniors housing complex

The Thorold Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation hopes to complete construction of the building at 5 Baker Street by the end of 2024 - June 22, 2023  

The Thorold Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation (TMNPH) has started construction of a 60-unit affordable seniors housing complex at 5 Baker Street in Thorold........To build the project, the TMNPH received over $4.5M from the Small Communities Fund.....a low-interest repayable loan of close to $15M from the National Housing Co-Investment Fund, and they're putting $1.5M of their own equity into the project............ Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for TMNPH



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The story on which Tim Welch was interviewed, appears on pages 4 to 6 of the issue.

Greenstone prepares for potential population boom  

Greenstone council prepares for housing strategy as Greenstone Gold mine inches closer to opening. - March 3, 2023  

GREENSTONE — During the recent council meeting, staff and Council reviewed a presentation prepared by Consultant Tim Welch regarding Greenstone’s housing strategy............ Click here to read more...

TWC has undertaken the report on Greenstone’s housing strategy.


38-unit supportive housing project in Halifax gets the municipal green light  

Council endorses $14.6 million project by Saint Vincent de Paul for rapid housing funding

Saltwire Network - March 7, 2023  

Putting all its funding eggs in one basket, the municipality wants to spend all its $11 million Rapid Housing Initiative funding on a 38-unit supportive housing project in central Halifax.

Ten applications were submitted by HRM non-profits for deeply affordable housing projects as part of the third round of funding delivered through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The winner, taking the full pot of $11 million allocated to HRM through the cities stream of RHI funding, is a project submitted by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul........... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Society of Saint Vincent de Paul


Province invests $1.8M in Cambridge's first Indigenous affordable housing units Kitchener - December 15, 2022  

The government of Ontario has allocated $1.8 million to help fund an affordable housing project aimed at helping indigenous families...The KW Urban Native Wigwam Project (KWUNWP) has been in the process of building the 30 unit building at 27 Cambridge St. in downtown Galt for over a year, breaking ground on the site in June. The provincial funding will serve as the next step in securing the city’s first affordable housing building dedicated to indigenous individuals and families........ Click here to read more...


TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for K-W Urban Native Wigwam

Cambridge affordable housing project gets $1.8M from province Kitchener-Waterloo/news  - December 16, 2022  

An affordable housing project by the K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project in Cambridge, Ont., has received $1.8 million from the province....The project at 27 Cambridge St. near the Galt downtown core will create 30 affordable housing units: 23 one-bedroom and seven two-bedroom rentals that will also be culturally appropriate to serve vulnerable Indigenous community members....... Click here to read more... 

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for K-W Urban Native Wigwam

New affordable housing project geared toward women  - December 14, 2022 

An affordable housing project reserved for women and women-led families will be constructed in downtown. Jaycee Brantford Non-Profit Homes Corp. is the first developer to have an application approved for the city’s new property tax increment-based grant program, meant to increase construction in the downtown and the number of projects with a rent-geared-to-income component....... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Jaycee

Affordable housing provider objects to heritage designationormer  - September 8, 2022 

An affordable housing project on the city’s west end may not move ahead, depending on the outcome of a heritage designation appeal..... Howard Kennedy of UpBuilding! Non-Profit Homes said the city’s effort to designate the agency’s property at 50-60 Fife Rd. under the Ontario Heritage Act would add significantly to the cost and could kill the effort...... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for UpBuilding!


Former Cambridge motel site turned affordable housing project gets $15M in federal funding

CBC News  - August 3, 2022

The federal government is contributing $15 million to help build 55 new affordable housing units in Cambridge. The new units will be dedicated to people with mental health problems, physical disabilities and vulnerable Indigenous people..... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Housing Cambridge

‘These projects can’t proceed if the numbers don’t work’: Interest rate hikes put Scarborough affordable housing project at risk

City officials fear rising costs could put other desperately needed housing projects on hold.

TORONTO STAR - GTA  - July 8, 2022

With interest rates on the rise, a Scarborough non-profit says one of its affordable housing projects is in jeopardy — with hundreds of units now at risk of being put on hold.  ....... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Brenyon Way Charitable Foundation Project

County working to address affordable housing options

CKNX  - May 12, 2022

Huron County has a new plan to try and increase affordable housing options in the area. In a release, the county states they’ve created the Housing Renewal Plan.. The plan, according to the release, will “make sure the County has shovel-ready properties ready for affordable housing investment when opportunities arise,  ....... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant to provide the housing plan for Huron County

For these Indigenous tenants new affordable housing in Cambridge offers a safety net

Cambridge Times  - January 31, 2022

Sheryl Lynn Livingstone is just trying to get back on her feet, but battling an affordable housing crisis always holds her back from feeling like she has a viable safety net.... Livingstone is one of the many Indigenous residents on the wait-list for housing through the non-profit K-W Urban Native Wigwam Project, which provides affordable rent-geared-to-income housing for Indigenous people in the Waterloo Region.....The decision is game changing, with $3 million of funding from the Region going towards the construction of 30 new homes at 27-31 Cambridge Street....... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for KW Urban Native Wigwam Project

74 affordable housing units coming to Waterloo Region by end of 2022: feds

Global News. January 13, 2022

On Thursday, Housing Minister Ahmed Hussein announced that the federal government has teamed up with local levels of government to fund 74 new affordable houses in Kitchener and Cambridge.... Two local charity groups will manage the projects, with the KW Urban Native Wigwam Project managing one in Cambridge, which will house only Indigenous people...... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for KW Urban Native Wigwam Project


Pandemic, hot housing market fuel homelessness in rural Elgin County

The London Free Press. News November 7, 2021

An Elgin County health agency is hoping to tackle the growing homeless crisis in rural communities amid increasing demand for its services..... In a bid to get the rest of Elgin County on board, the coalition prepared for area municipalities a 62-page report detailing the increase in homelessness in rural communities and immediate and long-term housing needs.... Click here to read more...

TWC has prepared and issued the Housing Needs report for West Elgin Community Health Centre

Developers add eight units to Minden housing complex

TheHighlander. News June 30, 2021

The project came before council’s June 24 meeting with requests for official plan and rezoning amendments. It will be redesignated residential, from service and business area, and rezoned to residential type two-exception, from highway commercial – with the County of Haliburton’s blessing in the near future..... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for AThe Mindem project

Feds, province kick in $1.2M for Guelph youth supportive housing

Guelph Mercury. News June 29, 2021

More space will soon be available in Guelph for young residents needing a supportive place to stay.......In a virtual announcement Tuesday morning, Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield and Kitchener-Conestoga MPP Mike Harris announced the federal and provincial governments would be contributing a combined $1.2 million for the renovation and expansion of Wyndham House.......... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Wyndham House

Waterloo region to fund four affordable housing projects for seniors, homeless people and people with mental health challenges

FR24 News June 22, 2021

WATERLOO REGION – As part of its renewed focus on affordable housing, the regional council has approved a proposal to spend nearly $ 13 million this year on four separate affordable housing projects...... The projects would create 124 affordable housing units in four projects as well as 66 market rental units, and would start later this year or early next year......... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Thresholds and Parkwood Mennonite Home

More rental housing for 186 families in Scarborough North

CMHC.MediaNewsroom Toronto May 21, 2021

Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. Thanks to investments made by the Government of Canada, residents of North Scarborough now have access to more stable rental housing options........ Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Ridgeford Charitable Foundation

Scarborough gets nearly $40 million for affordable housing. Now the 'tougher work' begins, News March 29, 2021

Toronto's Open Door program helps non-profits build homes.... Non-profits are getting $39.5 million in municipal tax exemptions, grants and other incentives to build nearly 500 affordable homes in Scarborough....... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Brenyon Way Charitable Foundation 

End Comes for a Scarborough United Church after Decades of Memories, News Feb. 4, 2021

Narayan, who was MEUC’s treasurer, said he thinks the United Church just lost interest in maintaining a church in Malvern and wanted to get maximum value for the land...... After 26 people, spaced apart for the pandemic, turned out for a last service on Aug. 30, 2020, Narayan and Joan Hunte, another original member, went through the church office, arranging for things to be sold...... Brenyon Way Charitable Foundation, a neighbour for decades, bought the land for affordable housing...... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Brenyon Way Charitable Foundation


Dysart earmarks land on Wallings Road for affordable housing development

Toronto Star - News  Wed., December 2, 2020

Dysart et al Council last week agreed to provide around 2.7 acres of town-owned land to a local organization that is actively working to bring more affordable housing options to the community....... . Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Places for People

Fire Hall No. 5, Vancouver, British Columbia - Friday, January 15, 2021

Located in Vancouver’s Killarney neighborhood, Johnston Davidson Architecture (JDA)’s Vancouver Fire Hall No. 5 is the city’s first fire hall collocated with housing, and sets a precedent for future public building projects. ... . Click here to read more...


$10.8 M from federal government will house 53 people by end of the year: mayor - News - Hamilton Tuesday, December 15, 2020

More than $10 million from the federal government for rapid housing in Hamilton will be used to build homes for at-risk and Indigenous women as well as seniors within the next 12 months....... . Click here to read more...


Homeless at hotels: Some Kawartha Lakes residents struggling to find rentals - News  Monday, November 16, 2020

Hotels border on becoming the new and only option for rental housing as more and more Kawartha Lakes residents go without somewhere to stay...The faces of and reasons for homelessness are varied and growing among Kawartha Lakes residents...... . Click here to read more...


Justin Trudeau government offers $10.8 million for ‘rapid housing’ in Hamilton

The Hamilton Spectator, Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The federal government is offering $10.8 million for “rapid housing” efforts in Hamilton amid a homelessness crisis....Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the $1-billion rapid housing initiative with a goal of quickly creating 3,000 affordable housing units across Canada. Hamilton’s allocation of the $500-
million big cities fund is $10.8 million..... . Click here to read more...


No immediate plans to pilot tiny homes for emergency shelter in Waterloo region

CBC News, Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Councillors discuss alternative housing investment plan and emergency shelter planning.... Increased capacity pressures in emergency shelters signal a growing need for the creation of modular housing in Waterloo region.. Click here to read more

'We think supportive housing is important': Guelph council makes $1M available for forthcoming housing initiatives

Guelph Mercury, Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Council votes to reallocate reserve funds to affordable housing reserve, can allocate to supportive housing projects as they come through development application process.... . Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Cityview project and Welcome In Drop-In Centre


Clairvue Co-op launches expansion

CHFC Website, October 21, 2020

The seed of an idea to expand was planted at the 2018 CHF Canada Annual Meeting in Victoria.  Last month, the idea bore fruit when Clairvue Co-operative Housing in Chatham, ON celebrated the opening of eight new units. Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Clairvue Co-operative Housing

Lindsay housing shelter could be torn down, rebuilt to meet pandemic needs - News,  September 4, 2020 

The Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation is looking to demolish, rebuild and renovate A Place Called Home in Lindsay to meet new needs.....The 19-bed housing shelter on Lindsay Street was forced to close as it didn’t have the space to maintain COVID-19 health and safety protocols... Click here to read more....

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing Corporation 

Hamilton coalition aims to build 3,000 affordable units in three years

Hamilton The Spectator    August 17, 2020 

A coalition of Hamilton non-profit housing providers has enlisted the support of city councillors in its mission to build 3,000 affordable units in three years. ... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Sacajawea, Victoria Park, East Kiwanis, etc. mentioned in the article

Indigenous housing organization told by neighbour it’s not welcome in Thorold

Standard St. Catharines . July 30, 2020 

After years of working towards developing more affordable housing for more than 150 people on the Oonuhseh Niagara Native Homes Inc. waiting lists, the not-for-profit organization learned Wednesday it will receive $475,000 in upper-tier government commitments to make new facilities a reality in St. Catharines and Thorold. ... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Oonuhseh Native


Wigwam Terrace Expansion Progressing on Spadina near Bloor

UrbanToronto . Development · March 31, 2020 

A Toronto seniors home that caters to the indigenous community is undergoing a significant expansion on Spadina Road, just north of Bloor Street. Construction for the expansion of Wigwamen Terrace has been ongoing since 2018, bringing a three-storey addition to the home at 14 Spadina Road, conveniently located steps from the subway. ... Click here to read more...

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Wigwamen

A hurdle crossed for Newcastle affordable seniors’ apartments expansion

Clarington helps Parkview with unexpected $80,000-$100,000 cost to move crosswalk

NEWS Feb 21, 2020     from 

Seniors lodge expands

CLARINGTON — After much planning, work is underway on the Newcastle Parkview Seniors Lodge expansion.

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Newcastle Parkview Seniors Lodge


Shortage of housing stock creates 2 year wait list for supportive housing

CBC Kitchener-Waterloo. News. February 4, 2020  

People can wait 804 days for addictions supportive housing and 1,211 for mental health supportive housing....    People trying to access mental health and addictions supportive housing in Waterloo-Wellington can be on the waitlist for years to get a unit, according to data from the Canadian Mental Health Association for Waterloo-Wellington.

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Two Hamilton affordable housing projects in line for millions in provincial cash

Council backs recommendation to help fund East Kiwanis and Indwell builds with 115 affordable units

Hamilton the Spectator . News · November 8, 2019 

HAMILTON — Two affordable-housing providers are poised to land millions of dollars in provincial funding for new builds in Hamilton.

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for East Kiwanis Non-Profit Homes

Newcastle affordable seniors’ apartment building expanding

Clarington sets sights on strategies to create more affordable housing · · News · June 5, 2019 

CLARINGTON — More Newcastle seniors will have an affordable place to live, after a recent announcement from the federal government committing $5.1 million to expand the seniors lodge...

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the Newcastle Parkview Seniors Lodge expansion project


New affordable units in Milton ‘will be key to a better life’

The Star · Posted: May 28, 2019 

It’s a small but valuable contribution to tackle the problem of affordable housing in Milton...That’s how Lori-Anne Gagne, executive director of Victoria Park Community Homes (VPCH), describes the new five-storey apartment development at 154 Bronte St. due for completion next year...

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for VPCH

Here’s How the Federal Government is Addressing Affordable Housing in Milton

inhalton News · Posted: May 24, 2019 

The topic of affordable housing has been a hot one across Canada for quite some time now..... On May 21 in Milton, Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development (Housing and Urban Affairs), on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Minister responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), announced a federal government financial commitment of over $3.88 million for the construction of the 154 Bronte St., project.

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for VPCH

Feds announce $2.15-million in funding for affordable housing in Oshawa

Durham Radio News · Posted: May 21, 2019 

The federal government is giving $2.15-million towards a housing project in Oshawa..... The money will go to a Cornerstone Community Association Durham Inc. project at 440 Bloor Street East. It will provide 21 new affordable apartments for individuals who have been homeless, are at risk of becoming homeless, as well as persons with mental health or addiction issues. 

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Cornerstone Community Association Durham Inc.

City helps purchase rooming house amid 'destructive housing boom' in Parkdale

CBC News · Posted: May 01, 2019

The city and local charities have teamed up to buy a more than $2-million Parkdale rooming house — potentially saving more than a dozen tenants from eviction and creating the foundation for other similar projects, housing advocates say.

Unveiled at city hall on Wednesday, the purchase marks the first rooming house in Toronto owned by a community land trust, with an agreement in place that guarantees affordable rents in the building for the next 99 years.

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust.

Neighbours speak out against Cambridge’s Satelite Motel project

Waterloo Region Record July 04, 2018

For auction: One slightly used space ship. Low mileage. Proceeds to aid affordable housing in Cambridge.

That's the sign that could soon be slapped on the iconic rocket in front of the Satelite Motel at 195 Hespeler Rd., as plans were put forward Tuesday to redevelop the property...... being considered for a mixed-use residential development that would include affordable housing....

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for HCPM.

$10 million in funding will tackle Indigenous poverty in Hamilton

Hamilton Spectator Nov 01, 2017

Hamilton is home to at least 14,440 people who identified as Indigenous. This makes up nearly 2 per cent Hamilton’s population.

For Eva Marsden having a safe and affordable place to call home in Hamilton is not something she takes for granted.

For three years she has lived in one of the Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing Inc. rent-geared-to-income units. The Indigenous housing agency has 24 units; and a project with 23 additional units at 18 West Ave. S. is in development.

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Sacajawea.


Around 50 turn out for Thursday’s open house on proposed Britannia Street affordable housing project

Stratford Beacon Herald October 19, 2017

Sewers, balconies, and the number of bedrooms per unit were among the questions brought forward as city officials hosted an open house on a proposed affordable housing project in Stratford.

The Britannia Street development – located at the former Fairgrounds on a hectare of city-owned land – includes the construction of 55 new units over two phases for low- to moderate-income families.

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TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the housing project


Motel site in Cambridge known for rocket ship may get affordable housing

Waterloo Region Record, September 28, 2017 

The Satellite Motel property on Hespeler Road has been purchased by Housing Cambridge.  

The Satellite Motel on Hespeler Road may soon be torn down to build much-needed affordable housing.

The motel's iconic silver rocket ship, a beacon to weary travelers, will probably have to go, too.

"We would love to see it preserved, but a 1.3-acre site is not very big and we are not sure we can maintain it," said Steve Garrison, manager of Housing Cambridge, a nonprofit that manages affordable housing units across the city. Click here to read more.

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the housing project 


New Report: Scaling Up Joint Ventures between Social Housing Providers and Private Sector Builders

July 2017 

TWC prepared this paper in partnership with Evergreen Canada. The research is supported by the Canadian Home Builders Association. The findings presented were gathered through background interviews and research with representatives from non-profit organizations and private development corporations.  

Click here to read the report.

KW Habilitation affordable housing apartments slated to open in spring

Waterloo Region Record, July 9, 2017 

KITCHENER — Construction is well underway at a new affordable housing building next to KW Habilitation in Kitchener, with residents expected to move into the 22 units by next May.

"The building's going to be all accessible," said Ann Bilodeau, executive director.

Creating accessible units was important, she said, because people who qualify for affordable housing face a longer wait for an accessible unit... Read More.

Hamilton’s Indigenous affordable housing gap narrows

23 more units at St. Thomas parsonage will bring total to 47

Hamilton Spectator Jun 21, 2017

Work is expected to get underway this month on a new 23-unit affordable-housing complex for indigenous people in Hamilton.

The residential complex at 18 West Ave. S. will include seven two-bedrooms and 16 one-bedroom units — including some that are accessible — for men, women and children, says the executive director of Sacajawea Non-Profit Housing Inc. ........Read More.

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Sacajawea.

Stratford infrastructure, transportation and safety committee approves, in principle, the plan to build affordable housing units on hectare of former Fairgrounds land

Stratford Beacon Herald April 11, 2017

The City of Stratford will keep one hectare of former Stratford Fairgrounds land that was previously declared surplus with plans to construct affordable housing units in that space.

Stratford's infrastructure, transportation and safety committee approved on Monday night the general plan for 55 new affordable housing units to be built on a hectare (2.4 acres) of land adjacent to Britannia Street......Read More.

TWC created the business case for this housing proposal.

Cityview Village, Guelph

Habitat for Humanity Building a Village in Guelph

Waterloo Region Record, Mar 27, 2017

GUELPH — Habitat for Humanity is breaking ground this spring on a village in Guelph. Cityview Village will provide 30 affordable condominium units in three buildings to families with one or two parents, seniors and people with disabilities. "It's really different than what we've done in the past," said Rachelle Waterman, spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph...Read More

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Cityview Village



Habitat for Humanity to Build a Village in Guelph

CBC News, March 24, 2017

Habitat for Humanity WDG plans to move away from single detached homes, create condos. When you think of Habitat for Humanity, the image may be volunteers working on a single, detached house that will become a home to a family in need. But that is going to change next month in Guelph.......Read More

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for Cityview Village

Federal, provincial governments give $4.2 M to Cambridge affordable housing project
Waterloo Region Record        March 13, 2017

CAMBRIDGE — An affordable housing project on Hespeler Road received $4.2 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments on Monday.

Cambridge MP Bryan May and Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry announced the funding Monday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the affordable housing project. 

The five-storey, 34-unit apartment building at 175 Hespeler Rd. is in a mixed-use neighbourhood, near parks, schools, restaurants and other amenities.... Read more.
TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the housing project 

Funding, site plan OK'd for new affordable housing units

Owen Sound Sun Times         March 8, 2017

With funding and a site plan now approved, the Owen Sound Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corp. says it is on track to begin construction “very soon” on the first phase of a planned 90-unit residential development, which will have both affordable and market rent units....Read more.
TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the housing Project 

IMICO site could become an 'urban village,' city hall says

On Guelph Mercury        December 3rd, 2016

Almost two decades after the city took ownership of an abandoned iron foundry site (13-acre) on Beverley Street, city hall may have found a route to redeveloping it as "urban village" that includes housing for low-income and moderate-income households..... A Memorandum of Understanding has been reached between the city, the local Habitat for Humanity group and ARQI R&D Inc., a private company that would buy the former IMICO property and act as its master developer, builder and planner, ........ Read More

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the housing Project 

 Cambridge low-cost housing project first to use new incentives

On Waterloo Region Record        November 9th, 2016

 A new affordable housing project on busy Hespeler Road is the first to take advantage of the city's new incentives for low-cost homes.....Read More

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the housing Project 



Mixed-income tower pitched for City of Hamilton land downtown

 On Hamilton Spectator October 12th, 2016

A 20-storey mixed-income development envisioned on York Boulevard is among the first in an expected "wave" of proposals to turn city-owned land into affordable housing....Read More

TWC is acting as housing and development consultant for the housing project 

Cambridge OKs boost to affordable housing

 On Waterloo Region Record October 5th, 2016

CAMBRIDGE — Affordable housing is a growing problem across the region and the City of Cambridge hopes to tackle it with a new set of planning tools.

The city will provide fee exemptions and tax breaks to developers who want to build affordable housing projects in core areas.....Read More



Radical social housing redevelopment pitched for Hamilton’s east end

  On Hamilton Spectator-Journal: Sepember 21st, 2016Roxborough.jpg

 City Housing Hamilton is exploring an unprecedented east end redevelopment pitch to transform Roxborough school and nearby social housing into a mixed-income community of hundreds of townhomes, apartment units and condos......Read More


TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the housing Project 


Council to consider affordable Housing Incentives

  On The Record: July 6th, 2016 


CAMBRIDGE – A trio of proposed initiatives is aimed at encouraging the creation of affordable housing in Cambridge – something for which there is a “huge” demand. .....Read More

TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the housing project on 175 Hespeler Road in Cambridge.


Affordable Housing: $7.4-million project to offer 35 rental units along Hespeler Road

On Cambridge Times-Journal: March 3rd, 2016

Cambridge Non-profit Housing Corporation officials hope to get 35 people off the region's longest wait list, thanks to a new project to be build on Hespeler Road.....Read More

TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the housing Project


Affordable offerings: City pilot project aims to encourage creation of cost-friendly housing

Feb 22/16

Six affordable housing projects in Cambridge will receive a financial hand, thanks to a pilot project that sees city fees deferred.

Once implemented – there are several steps required before that can happen – the initiative involves a 20-year delay in the paying of required development charges and permit fees.Read More


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Federal campaign to find housing for 20,000 by 2018

Feb 21/16 - A homeless shelter wasn't the home Mary imagined for her five children when she left Montreal looking for better opportunity in Hamilton.

That has been her family's fate, however, for almost two months as she struggles to restart her life. Like so many people crowding into the city's shelters, or living rough on the street, the factors keeping Mary, her husband and children from a place of their own are complex and not just about money. Read More


Mississauga aims to prevent LRT from pushing out poor

Mississauga LRT.jpgNov 25/15 Facing an affordable housing crisis in Mississauga and the spectre of poor families being displaced by a new $1.3 billion light rail system, council has moved to force developers to build a minimum number of units for low-income residents in all future projects. Read More


Preston has first LEED neighbourhood

Sept. 2/15 It's been eight years in the making, but the Preston Meadows development on Margaret Street is now officially certified as the first LEED neighbourhood in Canada..... Read More

TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the Preston Arbour condominiums and Fern Meadows affordable housing projects which are a part of this neighbourhood. 

One in Five Renter Households Face Housing Affordibility

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A new study by a coalition of affordable housing groups and the Vancouver City Savings Credit Union reports that one in five Canadian rents spend more than half their income on shelter costs. Compiling data from the 2011 Census, the coalition of advocacy groups created the Rental Housing Index which can be accessed here.

The Globe and Mail also covered the creation of the Index with this article. 


Doors open for affordable housing (Cambidge)

On Cambridge Times-Journal: July 22nd, 2015

An official opening ceremony for seven new affordable housing projects throughout the region, providing 42 units for low income-earners, was held last week at Cambridge Kiwanis Village on Linden Drive - by far the largest of the initiatives.....Read More

TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the housing project for Cambridge Kiwanis Village


City Council Unanimous in Adopting Draft of its 10-year Housing & Homeless Plan (St. Thomas)

On St. Thomas Times-Journal: June 11th, 2013

The city took a step forward Monday in tackling what one alderman warned is "a social crisis". In a show of Unanimity, St. Thomas council adopted the draft of the city's Housing and Homeless Plan, which articulates "the community's long-term vision for the provision of housing and homeless services over the next ten years, includubg a system for review and amendments every five years.....Read More

TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the 10-year affordable housing plan for St. Thomas


Ribbon Cut on Performing Arts Lodge (PAL)

On the Stratford Gazette: May 30th, 2013

The doors are open at Performing Arts Lodge (PAL) Stratford's affordable housing units and artists from all walks have begun moving in.... During a ceremony Saturday morning, campaign patronChristopher Plummer cut the red ribbon, officially opening the home that provides five affordable aoartments to aged actors, visual artists, and performers. Read more

TWC acted as housing consultant for the PAL project


Broad Outlook for 10-year Affordable Housing Plan (Peterborough)

CHEX television Peterborough local news: June 4th and 7th, 2013; Peterborough Examiner: June 4th, 2013

On Monday, the draft of a new 10-year affordable housing plan was tabled at Peterborough City Council Monday night. The plan was praised for its broad outlook but as Steve Guthrie reports questions were raised about affordability. Watch it on

How the city plans to tackle homelessness and an acute affordable housing shortage over the next decade became a little clearer Monday night as city council had its first look at a new 10-year draft housing and homeless plan.....Read more from Peterborough Examiner. 

On Thursday night the public had the chance to review it. See some of public reaction on

TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the 10-year affordable housing plan for Peterborough


Good response to work on Northumberland housing plan

Published in Northumberland News: April 23, 2013

About 100 people turned out for the five community sessions that were held in Cobourg, Port Hope, Bridgton and Campbellford April 15 and 16...... The response has included more than 70 questionnaires being filled out. Read More

TWC acted as housing and development consultant for the 10-year housing and homeless plan for Northumberland


Waterloo approves grant for affordable housing project

Published in The Record: May 21, 2013

The City of Waterloo has agreed to help a non-profit housing provider (Alfred Haenchen Co-operative Homes) with development charges. Read More

TWC acts as the housing consultant for the Alfred Haenchen Project


One year after opening, SHOW changing lives

Published in The Record: June 12, 2011

During their years of homelessness, the two men often crossed paths at shelters and soup kitchens.

Then, a year ago this month, Ron Thomas and Colin Plant moved into Waterloo's new supportive housing project, the first of its kind in Waterloo Region.

They haven't looked back.

"This place is a life changer," said Plant, 36. "It has made the world of difference."

The men are two of 30 tenants who have an apartment of their own at the Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW) building at 362 Erb St. W., which provides round-the-clock supportive care. Read more

TWC acted as the development consultant for the Supoortive Housing of Waterloo project


 Wait lists for affordable housing continue to grow

Published in The Toronto Star: June 6, 2011

Waiting lists for affordable housing in Ontario surged to more than 152,000 households in January, despite modest economic growth in the province, according to a report to be released Monday.

This year's increase is a 7.4 per cent jump over last year and almost 18 per cent more than in 2009 when 129,000 families were waiting, says the Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association in its 2011 waiting list survey, obtained by the Star.

Of the 10,000 new households who joined the line last year, more than 6,000 were in Toronto where a total of 66,197 households are waiting, says the report. Read More

Housing wait list report was authored for ONPHA by TWC