Why is this project needed?
The growing senior’s population requires housing that accommodates the physical, social and cognitive needs that come with aging. A comprehensive market assessment was completed prior to the site selection, which established the Don Mills area as a prime site for the proposed residence.
Why this location?
A senior’s residence in the Don Mills area allows families to age in place within the community. Past projections and market statistics demonstrate that 70% of residents will come from the surrounding neighborhood. The approximate other 30% of units will be occupied by seniors with family in the surrounding area, making the building almost entirely occupied by residents with long-term connections to the neighbourhood.
What will the impact on my neighborhood be?
A senior’s residence has limited external impacts. Most residents that require ongoing supports are able to get such care provided within the residence. For example, residents are able to access medical care, dining, salon appointments, and cultural events within the residence. The buildings common area spaces will be made available for external events (such as receptions) and community partners participate in developing programming for residents.
Verve Senior Living has a long history of community partnerships. Community members will be invited to suggest ways in which Verve can contribute to local initiatives. The proposed development will bring approximately 70 permanent jobs to the neighbourhood.
There is already too much traffic. We don’t need more cars and parking adding to congestion.
The proposed facility has almost no traffic impact. Few residents drive, and staff largely use public transit to commute.
There is too much development happening here already. It’s bad for the neighborhood.
What is being proposed is a mid-rise development targeted to a very specific demographic group that requires specialized housing. </>
About 30% of the total units become newly occupied annually. Most residents live alone, some with part-time or full-time caregiver supports. If Verve is successful in their application, units will become close to fully occupied 3 years after the residence opens.
I am not a senior – why would I want this in my neighborhood?
Being able to age in place allows for seniors and their families to maintain their quality of life. The entire community benefits when options for dignified care exist for all members of a neighborhood. Verve Senior Living supports the community through a variety of contributions, including space access, charitable sponsorships, and events open to the community as a whole.
As an owner-operator, Verve is committed to long-term, solid relationships with the community. The proposed development will bring approximately 70 permanent jobs to the neighbourhood.