Affordable
Rental Portal

Open January 16, 2023 to March 6, 2023

affordable-rental-portal

37 Affordable
Rental Homes
Available

With funding from the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, and Government of Canada, Mirvish Village will offer a total of 85 affordable rental homes, with a range of unit types and floorplans. These homes will be scattered throughout the project and have the same design and finishes as the market rental homes.

48 homes will be allocated to local non-profit agencies to address specific demographic needs, and 37 homes will be available through this registration portal.

Mirvish Village offers affordable studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes ranging in size from 444 sq. ft. to 1048 sq. ft. These homes are located in Building 3, fronting Bathurst Street at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst Streets and Building 4, fronting Bathurst Street at the corner of Bathurst and Lennox Streets. Both Buildings 3 & 4 are smoke-free.

The amenities at Mirvish Village are inspired by themes of: Art in Context, Cinema, Music, Fashion, Literature, Sculpture, Painting, Architecture.

Each building has its own amenities available only to the building's residents and each building has a different amenity offering. Examples of amenities include: an amenity lounge/kitchen, co-working/study space, gym, a rooftop terrace and outdoor children's play area. There are also communal amenities available to all residents for example, a full floor indoor/outdoor amenity room and rooftop pool.

Creative Workspace

Community

Creative Kitchen

Residential Rooftop Pool

Daycare

House Concepts Gym

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Mirvish Village

37 Affordable Rental Homes Available

Unit TypeOccupant CostsMax Annual Household Income
Studio$1,004$48,192
1 Bed$1,185$56,880
2 Bed$1,396$67,008
3 Bed$1,608$77,184

Rents listed do not include the City of Toronto's utility allowances. Tenants will be responsible for paying all utility costs.

To qualify for the affordable rental homes at Mirvish Village, registrants must meet the eligibility criteria listed [here]

Max Annual Household Income Limits = A combined income not more than 4 times that annualized rent (4 x monthly rent x 12 months.)

Registered households will be included in a random selection process. Only the selected households will be invited to complete a full application.

Q&A

Q: What is the Mirvish Village Affordable Housing Program?
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A:With funding from the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario, and Government of Canada, Mirvish Village will offer 85 affordable rental homes as part of an affordable housing program with the City of Toronto. Of these, 37 homes will be offered at 80% AMR rates, as part of the Mirvish Village Affordable Housing Program managed by Westbank and Peterson in partnership with the City of Toronto. The remaining 48 affordable homes will be allocated by community non-profit partners, chosen to address specific demographics and needs in this community.

Q: How much is the rent for each home available through this program?
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A:The rents for the affordable housing at Mirvish Village are as follows:
Studio $1,004 / Month
1 Bedroom $1,185 / Month
2 Bedroom $1,396 / Month
3 Bedroom $1,608 / Month
*Tenants will be responsible for paying all utility costs.

Q: How are tenants for the affordable housing selected?
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A:Registrants must meet the eligibility criteria listed on the registration portal. Following closure of the registration period on March 6, 2023, homes will be allocated by random selection of eligible registrants who complete a full application.

Q: What’s the maximum income I can have?
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A:Income limits for each unit type will be listed on the Mirvish Village Affordable Rental Portal website. Registrant income cannot exceed 4 times the annual rents listed on the portal.
Studio $1,004 -> Maximum Household Income: $48,192
1 Bedroom $1,185 -> Maximum Household Income: $56,880
2 Bedroom $1,396 -> Maximum Household Income: $67,008
3 Bedroom $1,608 -> Maximum Household Income: $77,184

Q: When can I apply and how?
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A:The portal for expressions of interest is open January 16, 2023 to March 6, 2023 on the Mirvish Village website. Expressions of interest close at 5pm EST March 6, 2023. To register please fill out the registration form on the Affordable Rental page of the website. Registrants will be entered into a pool for random selection. If you are selected, you will be contacted for supporting documents and invited to fill out a full application.

Q: How do I know if you’ve received my registration?
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A:On successful submission of your registration, your household will receive an email notification and you will be added to a list for random selection. Random selection will occur after the closing of the registration period, on March 6, 2023. If your registration is selected, at this time, you will be contacted to complete an application with supporting documents. Upon completion of your application, you will be notified about next steps (lease signing etc).

Q: When will I know if my application has been successful?
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A:If randomly selected, a leasing representative will be in contact and will help you complete a full application, as needed. On completion of your full application you will be notified if your application is successful and provided details on your home and move-in date.

Q: When can I move in?
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A:We anticipate move-ins to commence in May 2023. Successful approved applicants will be provided with further information on their move-in dates in early 2023. Please note that the move-in date currently anticipated is subject to change and successful applicants will be notified of any changes to this date as needed.

Q: Who is leasing the other 48 affordable homes created by this program and how can I apply?
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A:They will be allocated by community non-profit partners including: Blackhurst Cultural Centre in partnership with WoodGreen Community Housing, Community Living Toronto, Kehilla Residential Programme and Wigwamen.
Each community partner has been allocated 12 affordable rental homes for which they will provide referrals based on their individual criteria and mandates for providing affordable housing. Each community partner will also have their own application page and process.

  • Blackhurst Cultural Centre (formerly A Different Booklist Cultural Centre) in partnership with WoodGreen Community Housing

    As part of an ongoing collaboration with Blackhurst Cultural Centre (Formerly A Different Booklist Cultural Centre), Mirvish Village will provide 12 dedicated affordable rental homes for Black/African Canadian creatives, artists and cultural entrepreneurs in Toronto. In support of future artistic and cultural initiatives by Blackhurst Cultural Centre in this community, these homes will be located adjacent to the new Blackhurst Cultural Centre on Bathurst Street. Blackhurst Cultural Centre will offer entrepreneurial and artistic support services for residents and partner with Woodgreen Community Housing to manage referrals.

    Blackhurst Cultural Centre (Formerly A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (ADBCC)) has been developing and celebrating Black literature, arts and culture in Toronto since 2015 and is rooted in the 25-year history of A Different Booklist, an independent bookstore, and has since become a meeting place, and a space of ideas and Black artistic expression. It is unique in that it exists to capture, protect, share and celebrate the literature, art and culture of all the African and Caribbean Canadian communities.

    The mission and vision of Blackhurst Cultural Centre is to create a world-class model for preserving and building on the historic cultural identity of evolving neighbourhoods and to provide opportunities for Canadians and visitors to Canada to celebrate and engage in the rich cultural legacy and history of Canadians of African and Caribbean ancestry.

    https://adbcc.org/

  • Community Living Toronto

    Community Living Toronto has been a source of support for people with an intellectual disability and their families since 1948. We offer a wide range of services including respite, person-directed planning, employment supports, residential programs, and community-based activities. We are proud to support over 4,000 individuals and their families in 80+ locations across Toronto. The “community living movement” began with families who wanted their children to live in the community, rather than institutions. Today, we continue to advocate for inclusive communities and support the rights and choices of people with an intellectual disability. Community Living Toronto aspires to create and maintain an environment that respects diverse traditions, heritages, experiences, ideas and perspectives. We are committed to supporting diverse populations, attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, building and strengthening partnerships and fostering an environment free of discrimination and harassment. We believe that supporting and engaging diverse populations regardless of age, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or intellectual ability, ethnicity, religion and Aboriginal heritage is integral to the services we provide to people with intellectual disabilities.

    https://cltoronto.ca/

  • Kehilla Residential Programme

    Kehilla Residential Programme (Kehilla) was established in 1982 as the UJA Federation’s community housing agency. Kehilla’s mandate is to identify and champion affordable housing initiatives responsive to the needs of the Jewish community in the Greater Toronto Area. We implement this through education, awareness, project sponsorship, development consultation, and research.

    Kehilla partners with developers to access city mandated affordable housing units and integrate low-rent and inclusive housing into rental and condominium developments, and operates a Rental Assistance Program (RAP) that provides up to $300 per month to assist households to better afford their housing. Kehilla also works to initiate policy changes with government to allow for more affordable housing.

    https://www.kehilla.ca/

  • Wigwamen

    Founded in 1972, Wigwamen Incorporated, a non-profit and charitable organization, is Ontario’s oldest and largest urban Aboriginal housing provider. With 214 units scattered throughout the City of Toronto, a 92-unit apartment building for families and singles in Scarborough, a 60-unit apartment building in Northeast Scarborough, a 103-unit apartment complex for seniors in downtown Toronto, a 41-unit apartment building in Ottawa, a 145-unit apartment building in the Canary District of Toronto, and a 115-unit apartment building in Scarborough, Wigwamen is committed to providing decent, safe and affordable housing to thousands of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal families, singles and seniors.

    http://www.wigwamen.com/

Affordable Rental
Requirements and Process

To be Eligible for these Homes
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All tenants must have Status in Canada. Each member of the household is:

  • A Canadian Citizen, or
  • A Permanent Resident of Canada who has applied for permanent resident status, or
  • A refugee claimant of Convention Refugee

At initial occupancy, each household must have income that does not exceed four times the annual equivalent of the monthly Occupancy Cost for the unit

The household must include a minimum of one person, per bedroom, and couples must share a bedroom. No more than 2 persons per bedroom.

Please note that duplicate registrations from the same family or person are not permitted, and could result in removal from the list.

All residents of Mirvish Village are required to set up and pay their own utilities through a third-party utility provider (not included in the rent).

Once you have registered, and once the deadline has passed, all registrant names will be included in a random selection process. Registrants that are selected from the random selection will be contacted in order, based on the highest ranking for their qualified unit type. If you qualify and are chosen, you will be sent an electronic registration form to fill out. To ensure that you are able to meet this deadline, have all the documentation listed below on hand (including 2021 Notice of Assessment and Proof of Status in Canada identification). Once all of the units are allocated, the website will be updated to indicate that the process has been completed.

Available
Rental Homes

Building
How Many Bedrooms?
Which Unit Level?
Buildings and Addresses
  • 1 589 Bloor Street West
  • 2 625 Markham Street
  • 3 (Podium Levels 1-6) 762 Bathurst Street
  • 3 (Podium Levels 7-9) 571 Bloor Street West
  • 3A571 Bloor Street West
  • 3B760 Bathurst Street
  • 4748 Bathurst Street
  • 5601 Markham Street
UnitBuildingBedroomsViewApproximate Total Sq. Ft.
05-133StudioE472 Sq. Ft.
05-293StudioW475 Sq. Ft.
A-11-063AStudioS515 Sq. Ft.
06-064StudioS445 Sq. Ft.
10-054StudioS444 Sq. Ft.
11-054StudioS445 Sq. Ft.
04-0133 BedroomsNW1,048 Sq. Ft.
05-1633 BedroomsSE998 Sq. Ft.
06-1633 BedroomsSE998 Sq. Ft.
07-0132 BedroomsNW763 Sq. Ft.

Rental Registration

These units are available as a result of a unique partnership between Westbank, the City of Toronto, the Province of Ontario, and CMHC.
The deadline for registration is March 6, 2023 at 5pm EST. Please fill out this entire form (one form per household) to register for one of the Affordable Rental Homes available at Mirvish Village.
Please note:

This is a fully smoke-free property.
Multiple Expression of Interest Registrations are not permitted and may disqualify your registration.
Submissions will be randomly drawn, and once your registration has been reviewed, and only if you qualify, you will then be required to fill out an application.

Personal Information

Additional Tenants

Select the below that apply*

Additional Tenant Information

Additional Tenant 1

Additional Tenant 2

Additional Tenant 3

Additional Tenant 4

Additional Tenant 5

Additional Tenant 6

Additional Tenant 7

Additional Tenant 8

Please confirm all tenants have status in Canada

*A Canadian citizen, a permanent resident or has filed for permanent residence status, a refugee claimant of Convention Refugee

What is the total annual household income for this registration?

*Total calculation of Line 23600 on the 2021 CRA Notice of Assessment for all household members 16 years of age and older. Please input your income below.

What is the preferred number of bedrooms?

*Availability based on eligibility criteria and household composition.

Preferred Number of Bedrooms?*
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Do you require an Accessible Unit?

Do you receive additional help with paying rent from any of these sources?

Please select all that apply*

If additional funds are available, list the total monthly amount to assist with rent.

Preferences

Move-in Date?

Consent*

Should you have any questions or complaints about the collection/retention of personal information, please contact info@westbankcorp.com. Personal information may be disclosed only to Members of the household who request information about themselves unless the information reveals something personal/private about another person or organization or providing that information will put any other person at risk. The City of Toronto or any government or organization with whom the City of Toronto has an agreement for the purpose of administering an Affordable Housing Program. Any information on this form will only be shared in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and associated regulations.

Have questions? Email us at info@mirvish-village.com.