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Kenora ON


Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services



Completed March 2024


23543 sf

Completed in March of 2024 for the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services and funded by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the 30 Unit Transitional Housing Project in Kenora, Ontario, stands as a beacon of hope in the ongoing battle against homelessness, particularly within the Indigenous community. The project, executed by Two Row Architect (TRA) in collaboration with Mighton Engineering, Collins Engineering, and Abacus Cost Consulting, underscores a commitment to excellence in design, functionality, and community impact.


Comprising thirty bachelor-style units, each crafted with private bathrooms and small kitchenettes, the housing complex prioritizes individual autonomy and self-sufficiency. In a nod to inclusivity, twelve units have been designated for women clients, while eighteen units cater specifically to men, ensuring tailored support for diverse needs. Additionally, six fully wheelchair-accessible units affirm a dedication to universal accessibility, ensuring that every resident can enjoy a barrier-free living environment.


The layout of the housing complex has been thoughtfully planned with client safety and comfort in mind. Distinct areas for women and men are delineated by controlled access points, fostering a sense of security and respect for personal space. Shared amenities serve as vital hubs for community-building and comprehensive support services. From the spacious dining room and commercial kitchen for meal preparation to the teaching kitchen empowering residents with culinary skills, every aspect is designed to promote self-improvement and social cohesion. Moreover, the inclusion of a meeting room, lounge, counselling rooms, and laundry facility further enhances the quality of life for residents, facilitating opportunities for personal growth and well-being.


The outdoor landscaped area serves as an extension of the indoor amenities, providing a serene environment for relaxation, recreation, and social interaction. Amidst lush greenery and carefully curated spaces, residents can find solace and camaraderie, fostering a sense of belonging within the community.


Services Provided:  Architectural Design and Construction Administration.

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