New Seniors’ Development Public Meeting Wednesday October 12th, 2016 

For Immediate Release
10/6/2016 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Manager Corporate Communications 
Phone: 519.759.4150 

BRANTFORD — Earlier this year City Council approved an initiative to build a 40 unit affordable seniors’ apartment building on one (1) acre of vacant land on the John Noble Home site (corner of Mt. Pleasant and Bell Lane).

“The new seniors’ affordable housing development is planned to accommodate the increasing needs of seniors in our community”, said Maryellen MacLellan, Director of Housing Services for the City of Brantford.

In September 2015, Statistics Canada released new population figures showing Canada’s seniors’ population has surpassed children under 15, and predicts that the number of seniors is expected to double to more than 10.4 million over the next 25 years. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) indicates Canada’s aging population is “changing the face of communities across the country and close to 700,000 households led by seniors face a challenge with housing affordability.” The FCM also indicated “part of the solution is to provide housing options for seniors by building and expanding existing programs to confront issues such as the growing number of seniors on social housing waiting lists.”

“Brantford will likely experience similar increases in its senior population”, added MacLellan. “In addition to responding to this need, the new development will also provide opportunities to integrate with John Noble Home with respect to programming and other services to enhance the John Noble Home Campus of Care, including giving priority to spouses of John Noble Home residents when filling units.

All those interested in learning more about this new development are encouraged to attend at public information meeting on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at John Noble Home, Noble Hall, 97 Mt Pleasant St. Brantford.

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Media Contact

Maria Visocchi
Manager, Corporate Communications
City of Brantford
Brantford, Ontario
Office: 519.751.9900 ext. 214 | Cell: 519.732.9305
mvisocchi@brantford.ca