The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 793, reached a significant milestone, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the IUOE Local 793 Non-Profit Housing Corporation (Local 793 NPH).
For three decades, Local 793 NPH, has been a beacon of hope, providing not just housing but a sense of community and belonging to a diverse group of individuals, including pensioners, single-parent families, the mentally and physically challenged, and others who have faced challenges in Toronto’s competitive real estate market.
The construction and development of the 15-storey residential building at 2020 Don Mills Road in North York began in the fall of 1991 and when completed two years later, the building included 221 separate rental units, consisting of 76 one-bedroom units, 124 two-bedroom units and 21 three-bedroom units. 130 of the units were subsidized and 14 of those were fully accessible.
The building officially opened on November 12, 1993.
The Local 793 NPH board of directors have continuously worked to maintain and improve the building itself and the amenities it provides, including the formation of a vibrant tenants’ association and seniors’ club and creating a children’s play area and gym. By focusing on the needs of residents and not the bottom line, IUOE Local 793 is proud of its legacy in creating a place that so many people continue to call home.