Federal and Provincial Governments Celebrate Opening of Seniors Homes in Markham

Markham, ON – A safe and reliable place to call home is the foundation for building a life that people want and deserve. The Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario, and the Regional Municipality of York marked the opening of 265 affordable apartments for seniors in Markham.

Unionville Commons is located at 4310 Highway 7 East, is a mix of eight and 12- storey buildings. Universally accessible, the project addresses significant challenges that can impact seniors such as physical, social, and emotional isolation as well as physical and cognitive barriers. Identified as a key action in York Region’s Plan to Support Seniors, the upcoming seniors hub and community centre on the first floor will provide services to support the health and well-being of senior residents as well as the wider community.

A breakdown of funding for the community housing project includes:

  • $10.4 million from the federal government through the Affordable Housing Fund (AHF)
  • $10.9 million from the Canada – Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing Extension (IAH-E) agreement
  • $7.8 million from the Canada – Ontario Social Infrastructure Fund (SIF)
  • $51.2 million from the Regional Municipality of York

Construction on the project was completed last summer and residents started moving in in March 2023.

Investments like this aim to improve living conditions and well being for families and individuals, while ensuring a higher quality of life for Canadians.