Alice Saunders House is located at 2924 Venables Street, in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood. Our proposal is to replace the existing 64 units with 145 new units of affordable, secured rental housing for independent-living seniors, families, and people with disabilities.
Brightside has provided affordable housing for seniors at Alice Saunders House since 1977. With your support, Brightside will be able to provide many more homes for seniors while adding much-needed new homes for families in Hastings-Sunrise.
The project is also pursuing Passive House certification. Passive House is a standard for energy efficiency and yields a reduced carbon footprint. It results in ultra-low energy consumption buildings that require little energy for space heating and cooling.
Although Brightside has taken steps to maintain the Alice Saunders building at a high standard, the property is aging and does not offer accessibility features such as an elevator, often required for seniors aging in place. It’s imperative to us at Brightside that the homes we provide and the communities we foster meet the needs of our residents in the long-term. After many renovations and upgrades to the building, we at Brightside have decided to redevelop Alice Saunders to better meet the needs of our residents.
As well as improving homes for current residents of Alice Saunders to allow them to age in place, Brightside is expanding the number of affordable homes on the site in an effort to support those who need affordable homes most, particularly seniors, families, and people with disabilities.