Guide:
Name: Cynthia Mitchell
When
Date: September 12, 2018
Time: 4:30 PM
Duration: 1.0 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: 440 Wiggins Pvt
End: 140 Mann Ave.
Area: Sandy Hill
Distance: 1.0 km
Accessibility:

The walk will follow city sidewalks and paved paths.

Sandy Hill Housing Co-op Walk



Description

Co-opvoisins

Photo:  Entrance at Co-op Voisins

Housing co-ops are diverse, affordable and vibrant places that are home to 250,000 Canadians. They bring people and communities together and are a part of the solution to Canada’s critical affordable housing shortage. But they are sometimes referred to in housing circles as a ‘best kept secret.’

We'll go behind the doors of housing co-ops and gain an insider’s view into this unique model of affordable, community-oriented housing. On this tour, we will visit two housing co-ops in Sandy Hill, Co-op Voisins and Conservation Co-op.  Learn about the award-winning design features of each and walk away with a better appreciation for this unique form of housing.


Route

We’ll meet in the front walkway of Co-op Voisins (440 Wiggins Pvt, south of Mann Ave. east of Chapel Cres, near Robinson Field). After the tour there, we'll proceed to Conservation Co-op (140 Mann Ave).


About

The walk will be led by Cynthia Mitchell, a co-op keener and a proud member of Co-op Voisins.