Affordable housing projects in East Gwillimbury and Georgina getting a financial boost from Queen’s Park

$7.3 million in funding to help create 24 units between the two locations

Affordable housing efforts in East Gwillimbury and Georgina will get a boost from the provincial government.

Queen’s Park announced on Wednesday afternoon it is putting $7.3 million towards creating new affordable housing units in York Region. That funding will help create 16 units in East Gwillimbury on the site of an existing emergency family shelter. Another eight units will be located in Georgina and will be specifically geared to young people experiencing homelessness.

Among both projects, there is expected to be a mix of one- and two-bedroom suites with a portion to have accessibility features such as ramps, barrier-free showers, and wheelchair-accessible sinks.

“These units will provide a home for those who need it most along with access to critical services to help people work through their challenges with the support of compassionate professionals,” said York-Simcoe MPP Caroline Mulroney, who made the announcement on behalf of Housing Minister Steve Clark.