Peel Housing Programs & Initiatives
Social Housing for Seniors
Owned and operated by Peel Living, Summerville Pines celebrated its official opening on April 15, 2005. The eight-storey brick apartment building delivers 136 units of affordable seniors housing at 1749 Dundas Street East in central Mississauga. There are 10 two-bedroom units, with the remaining 126 being single-bedroom apartments.
The amenities and design details offered at Summerville Pines ensure the residents’ living experience is a positive one. They include: easy-to-use faucets, door handles, and grab bars; wheelchair accessibility; on-site laundry and in-suite storage. Summerville Pines also has common rooms for socializing, a large multi-purpose room, and outdoor walking and seating areas. Public transit, shopping plazas, and grocery stores are a short walk away, and the Trillium Health Centre (Queensway and Etobicoke Campuses) and a medical clinic are nearby.
The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the Region of Peel participated in the funding of the $14-million Summerville Pines project. One million dollars in funding came from the Canada/Ontario Affordable Housing Program. This is complemented by more than $480,000 in municipal financial incentives.
Summerville Pines represents another successful partnership between the Region of Peel and the community-minded housing developer, Martinway Contracting. The building is situated on Peel Living land (adjacent a pre-existing Peel Living complex) which represents a further contribution from Peel Living valued at $456,000.
About 50 per cent of Summerville Pines units are reserved for residents requiring subsidies (rents-geared-to-income), guaranteeing lower-income seniors continue to lead secure, active, and independent lives in Peel.