On April 28, the Honourable Helena Jaczek, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion. She also made the announcement alongside the Honourable Nina Tangri, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Housing, Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the City of Markham, and Mike Clare from the Markham Inter-Church Committee for Affordable Housing.
Through the Investment in Affordable Housing – Extension (IAH-E) program, which is funded by bilateral agreements, approximately $3.1 million and $1.7 million have been invested by the governments of Canada and Ontario, respectively.
The Markham Inter-Church Committee for Affordable Housing owns and manages Larry Tod Place, which is at 18 Water Street. It has standard one- and two-bedroom units as well as barrier-free units for seniors with disabilities. Additionally, two units have been reserved for a partnership with 360Kids, a group that provides homeless youth with care and support.
Larry Tod Spot opened to occupants in September 2020.