Toronto Star article: Disabilities advocates split over Guelph housing proposal

July 24, 2017

Toronto Star article:

A proposal by a not-for-profit organization to turn an old Jesuit college into a residence and community centre aimed at people with disabilities has drawn the ire of some advocates who fear the plan will marginalize the building’s future residents.

Angel Oak Communities submitted a proposal to Ignatius Jesuit Centre in March for a “self-sufficient” community with about 70 residential units, the “majority” of which would be occupied by adults with disabilities, and the rest rented out as affordable housing units.

The Orchard Park building at the Ignatius Jesuit Centre, outside Guelph, would also house day programming for disabled adults, a bakery and a greenhouse (where the population could gain skills and earn an income), and its own renewable energy system.

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