New Developments and Proposed Projects
York Region works with various partners to develop housing options that meet the needs of residents.
Investing in affordable housing contributes to economic stability, environmental sustainability and community health.
New Developments Timeline
2025 - Men’s Emergency and Transitional Housing, Aurora
2025 - 62 Bayview Parkway Redevelopment, Newmarket
2025 - Box Grove Community Housing Development, Markham
2023 - Whitchurch-Stouffville Development, Whitchurch-Stouffville
2023 - Unionville Commons, Markham
62 Bayview Parkway Redevelopment in the Town Newmarket
York Region is planning to redevelop 62 Bayview Parkway in the Town of Newmarket. The future development helps address the significant need for affordable housing, and ensures the site continues to support community well-being while maintaining a strong public legacy. Planning is in the early stages for this development.
Visit york.ca/62Bayview for more information.
Box Grove Community Housing Development in the City of Markham
York Region is exploring the opportunity to develop community housing on Regionally-owned land located at the corner of 14th Avenue and Donald Cousens Parkway in the Box Grove community. York Region is beginning the planning process and community engagement early on to ensure the site is development ready in the future. Construction will not begin until federal and/or provincial funding is secured.
Visit york.ca/BoxGroveHYI for more information.
New emergency and transitional housing for men in the Town of Aurora
York Region is planning to construct a new men's emergency and transitional housing building to replace the existing aging emergency housing building, Porter Place, which is currently located in the Town of East Gwillimbury. The location of the proposed building is 14452 Yonge Street in the Town of Aurora. Construction is anticipated to begin in spring 2023 with occupancy by 2025. The new building will provide inclusive, flexible, and client-centred supports for men at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
Visit york.ca/MensHousing for more information.
Future Market and Affordable Rental Apartments in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
Construction is underway for a new six-storey building with approximately 100 residential units and ground floor non-residential space at 5676 Main Street in the community of Stouffville.
Visit york.ca/StouffvilleHYI for more information
More information about the Whitchurch-Stouffville development.
Unionville Commons in the City of Markham
In partnership with Martinway Development Ltd., York Region is constructing new affordable housing for seniors at 4310 Highway 7 East in the City of Markham.
Unionville Commons will feature two towers – one with eight-storeys and one with 12-storeys – with 265 apartments for seniors, as well as a ground floor seniors hub and community centre offering seniors-focused services to the community. Substantial completion is anticipated in spring 2023.
For more information, visit york.ca/UnionvilleHYI
Recently Completed Projects
2022/2023 - The Bridge, Town of Georgina and Passage House, Town of East Gwillimbury
The Bridge is an eight-unit transitional housing development on the Sutton Youth Services site at 20898 Dalton Road in Georgina. Passage House is an 18-unit transitional housing building co-located with Leeder Place and Porter Place on The Landing campus at 18838 Highway 11 in East Gwillimbury.
Visit york.ca/rapidhousing for more information.
2019 – Woodbridge Lane, City of Vaughan
Woodbridge Lane is a mixed-income 162-unit apartment building, located at 275 Woodbridge Avenue in the City of Vaughan, that offers affordable housing for families, individuals and seniors.
2016 - Richmond Hill Hub, City of Richmond Hill
Richmond Hill Hub is a nine-storey development with 202 mixed-income housing apartment units located at 10415 Yonge Street in the Town of Richmond Hill. Approximately 18,000 square feet of space has been specifically designed for Youth Services operated by 360° kids. Learn more about emergency and transitional housing in York Region.