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
2023 - Whitchurch-Stouffville Development, Whitchurch-Stouffville
2022 - Unionville Commons, Markham
2022 - The Bridge, Georgina
2022 - Passage House, East Gwillimbury
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.
7085 14th Avenue in the City of Markham
York Region is exploring the opportunity to develop community housing on Regionally-owned land located at 7085 14th Avenue in the City of Markham. 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 constructing 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.
The Bridge in the Town of Georgina and Passage House in the Town of East Gwillimbury
York Region is building two rapid housing projects on Regionally-owned properties – one in the Town of Georgina and one in the Town of East Gwillimbury. The Bridge will offer eight transitional housing units at 20898 Dalton Road in the Town of Georgina on the Sutton Youth Services site. Passage House, located at 18838 Highway 11 in the Town of East Gwillimbury, will include 18 transitional housing units. Passage House will be co-located with Leeder Place and Porter Place on The Landing campus. With substantial completion expected in spring 2022, these prefabricated housing projects will contribute to the Region’s goal of creating longer-term housing solutions for vulnerable populations.
Visit york.ca/rapidhousing for more information.
Future Market and Affordable Rental Apartments in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
The Regional Municipality of York is proposing to construct a new six-story building with approximately 100 residential units and ground floor non-residential space at 5676 Main Street in the Community of Stouffville.
More information about the Whitchurch-Stouffville development.
Unionville Commons in the City of Markham
In partnership with Martinway Development Ltd., The Regional Municipality of York 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.
More information about Unionville Commons
Recently Completed Projects
2019 – Woodbridge Lane, City of Vaughan
Woodbridge Lane is a new 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 mixed-use development located at 10415 Yonge Street in the Town of Richmond Hill. Richmond Hill Hub is a nine-storey building, comprised of 202 mixed-income housing apartment units and an area allocated for a future social enterprise space.
Approximately 18,000 square feet of space has been specifically designed for Youth Services operated by 360° kids. These include:
- Home Base: a youth drop-in centre, which provides services to address issues such as employment, family breakdown, life skills, food security, housing support, counselling, and recreational activities
- Connections: 14 emergency housing rooms, and
- STAY (Supportive Transitional Apartments for Youth): 11 transitional housing spaces.
Also included in this building is a commercial space for the corporate offices of 360°kids.
The Hub is located within a transit corridor and close to local amenities. The overall development helps address the need for affordable housing in the community as well as provides services for York Region youth.
2015 - Belinda’s Place, Town of Newmarket
Opened in November 2015, Belinda’s Place is an emergency and transitional housing facility located at 16580 Yonge St, Newmarket. This new facility gives homeless women a safe and supportive environment so that they can find and keep housing in the community.
This building is owned by Housing York Inc. and is operated by The Salvation Army of Canada. This 23,000 square foot facility has 28 emergency bedrooms and nine transitional housing suites, along with a ground floor commercial kitchen and offices. The facility also includes space for the delivery of over 50 services provided by The Salvation Army in Canada and community based agencies.