Canada and Ontario Support New Homes for Seniors in Ayr

Manjit Sing

Ayr, Ontario – Today, Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, along with Brian Riddell, Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge, Mike Harris, Member of Provincial Parliament for Kitchener-Conestoga, Karen Redman, Chair of the Region of Waterloo, Sue Foxton, Mayor of North Dumfries Township, and Bonnie Brown, Ayr and District Citizens Association Board President marked the official opening of the expansion of the Kirkwood Apartments complex.

Located at 191 Stanley Street, the project involves the expansion of the existing complex to add 21 new units, consisting of a mix of one- and two-bedroom apartments for seniors in Ayr.

The Government of Canada is contributing nearly $2.1 million through the National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF), and an additional $40,000 in SEED funding. An additional $1.4 million was delivered through the Social Infrastructure Fund, a program under the Investment in Affordable Housing bilateral agreement between the provincial and federal governments. The Region of Waterloo and the Township of North Dumfries also contributed approximately $450,000 and $144,000 to the project and the Ayr and District Citizens Association also contributed approximately $424,000 in land and cash equity.

Ayr and District Citizens Association owns and operates the building and residents moved into the complex’s new addition in December 2020.

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