Creating an inclusive community that fosters belonging, trust, and exceptional experiences for all.

[Toronto, ON, March 20, 2023] – Community Living Toronto (CLTO) and Tridel are pleased to announce their partnership on the Lawson redevelopment at 1710 – 1712 Ellesmere Road in Scarborough. The proposal aims to deliver an inclusive community that sets the standard for organizations and home builders to partner to meet housing demands for all people.

The Lawson redevelopment proposal seeks to build mixed-use housing, including affordable rental, independent living, supported living, and market condominium suites. The development proposes five towers ranging in height from 28 to 52 storeys, with approximately 2,200 residential suites, which include 280 proposed rental suites. People with intellectual disabilities, supported by CLTO, will have an opportunity to live in this inclusive community.

“Developing vibrant neighbourhoods where people with intellectual disabilities are included from the beginning, is more important than ever,” says Brad Saunders, CEO of Community Living Toronto. “The announcement today of our partnership is an example of how Community Living Toronto continues to create unique, supportive spaces for people with an intellectual disability and their families.”

With a focus on leadership, innovation, and respect for the diverse human needs of the community, this proposal aims to create a space that is not just buildings but an epitome of exceptional service that is authentic, forward-thinking, and equitable – a safe and welcoming environment that fosters belonging, trust, and exceptional experiences for all.

“Tridel is proud to partner with Community Living Toronto,” says Jim Ritchie, President of Tridel. “This proposed redevelopment assists in addressing the housing needs in the Greater Toronto Area. We are excited to bring our expertise in delivering quality homes and to support the build of an innovative and inclusive community that is welcoming to all.”

The development will positively contribute to the city and community with a proposed mixed tenure of residential suites (condominium and rental), retail and commercial uses, a new public park, Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS), new program and community uses, an enhanced public realm, energy efficient and sustainable features, accessibility features, and support for pedestrian and active transportation movements with appropriate connections throughout the community.

The partnership between Community Living Toronto and Tridel related to the Lawson redevelopment is a significant step forward in building communities of belonging that serve everyone in the community.