by Kathryn Hill
Bernnitta Hawkins of the Red Door Family Shelter, Councillor Paula Fletcher and developer Chris Harhay made a very special announcement on March 9th, 2015.
Harhay Developments had purchased the site and all parties had agreed to pursue a way forward so that a permanent home for the family shelter could be part of the new development.
“These services are very important to the community and it’s important that we preserve them in the locations that they are.” Chris Harhay, president of Harhay Developments.
Harhay Developments proposed a seven-storey mixed-use building including condominiums, a purpose-built shelter and retail space. With Council approval, the City of Toronto would own the shelter space and lease it to the Red Door. The Red Door would be responsible for furnishing the new shelter and ongoing operations.
For more information: www.reddoorshelter.ca/building-hope