3073 Merritt Avenue, Mississauga
Our Build Story
Thanks to the leadership of Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the City of Mississauga, Habitat will begin preparing for another build project in Mississauga. Planning is in the works to demolish the existing building and transform the former fire station, located at 3073 Merritt Avenue in Malton, into up to 4 homes for local families in need of a safe, decent, affordable place to live.
“Mississauga’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity demonstrates the City’s commitment to finding ways to increase the supply of affordable ownership and rental housing in the city,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie.
Purchased for the price of a toonie, Habitat will start construction in the spring and will also be discussing the possibility of adding additional basement units to the properties at a later date to serve more families in the community.
“The City’s efforts with Habitat for Humanity will result in an affordable place to live for up to eight families, generate revenue through property taxes and add families to a very welcoming neighbourhood,” said Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, who passed the original motion.
Introducing the Bristow-Law Build Project
Our CEO John Gerrard had the happy task of announcing the next volunteers to be honoured through our build project naming initiative at our annual Home for the Holidays Volunteer Celebration on November 30th. Our Merritt build project will now be named “The Bristow-Law Build Project” in honour of long-time salvage volunteer, Cheryl Bristow, and construction volunteer Robert Law.
August 2016 – Ownership transferred to Habitat
September 2016 – Project planning and design
November 2016 – Demolition, permits and zoning
2017 – Environmental testing and soil remediation
2018 – Complete testing and schedule building stages.
Environmental remediation on our Merritt Avenue site in Mississauga is now complete. We have a 180-day wait while additional testing is performed to ensure that the remediation was adequate. We anticipate construction on this site in the second half of 2018!
While waiting for construction to get underway, we were excited to hold several promotional events in September with sponsor corporations to construct parts of the house to be stored for when the building commences. Special thanks to the Nissan Canada Foundation, Starbucks, DHL, Silver Hotels, RCMP, Bartell Global, The Co-Operators Mississauga, Sameday Worldwide, HCG Engineering and Regional Power for coming out and working hard to help us get a head start. To see photos from the build days, visit our Facebook page!
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