Apr 21, 2021

London partners with EllisDon to build affordable housing for Londoners

The City of London, together with the Housing Development Corporation, London (HDC), is moving forward with plans for affordable housing development at 122 Baseline Road West with EllisDon. 

The plans for the apartment building, to be constructed by EllisDon, have now been submitted for building permit and reflect modular construction using pre-fabricated panels and other components that will be assembled on site.  This process maintains high quality construction while speeding up the process. The building, anticipated to be completed by the end of 2021, will be four-stories with 61 apartments, including 41 one-bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and 4 three-bedroom units. The building will also have outdoor amenity areas along with 61 parking spaces. Preparation of the property is underway.

“We’re excited to see the project moving forward at the 122 Baseline Road West development and to have a trusted partner like London’s own EllisDon onsite to bring these new homes to London,” says Mayor Ed Holder. “Safe and affordable housing is a right for everyone and it is a top priority for our Council. Initiatives like this promote greater dignity for individuals, and greater economic prosperity for our communities.”

“This important project hits close to home for EllisDon, as our roots started in London, Ontario,” said Mike Stewart, Director, Pre Construction, EllisDon. “We are honoured to provide affordable housing for the city where we live, and continue to build in.”     

This site was approved with funding support from all governments including the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) Rapid Housing Initiative and the provincial Social Services Relief Fund (SSRF).  The municipal contributions, City of London and Housing Development Corporation, include funding, surplus land and planning, and expedited processes that support urgent affordable housing development.

To learn more about this and other urgent housing initiatives throughout the city, visit the Housing Stability for All Get Involved site.

Media Release by the City of London