3073 Merritt Avenue, Mississauga
Our Build Story
Thanks to the leadership of Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the City of Mississauga, Habitat has begun preparing for another build project in Mississauga. We’re in the initial stages of transforming the former abandoned fire station, located at 3073 Merritt Avenue in Malton, into 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 has started initial construction in preparation for volunteers and teams in the Spring of 2019, with the possibility of discussing 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, 2017. Our Merritt build project has 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
Summer 2018 – Complete testing and schedule building stages
Fall 2018 – First foundation installed
Winter 2019 – Second foundation begins
Spring 2019 – Framing begins
The Latest Project Photos
Environmental remediation on our Merritt Avenue site in Mississauga is now complete. We have submitted all build permits and our first foundation is ready and waiting for warmer weather. We anticipate the second foundation to be installed in the next couple of months and that teams of volunteers to be on site as early as May.
Special thanks to everyone who joined us for our Groundbreaking ceremony on June 22nd, 2018, including our many incredible speakers; Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Mississauga Ward 5 Councillor Carolyn Parrish, Sue Ritchie, Manager, Housing Services, Design and Development for the Region of Peel and Elodie Bernard from the Nissan Canada Foundation. For our full album of photos from the event, click here to visit our Facebook page.
We’re also looking for various products and services to get this build underway, including seeking donations from plumbing, electrical and HVAC contractors who are willing to supply fixtures and install for all 4 units. Are you interested in donating your products or services to Habitat? For more information on how to get involved in this project, contact Ryan at or call 647-688-1720.