Wednesday, 18 April 2012

What's Going Up Across From St Paul's Hospital






In partnership with the province of British Columbia, the city of Vancouver has committed to building 14 new social housing developments in an attempt to reduce homelessness. The building now going up just across from St Paul's Hospital on Burrard Street is the 10th project to be built on city owned land. When completed this 16 storey, 141 unit building will house homeless youth and adults. The building will be managed by the Kettle Friendship Society and Family Services of Greater Vancouver. Two floors of the building will house the Directions Youth Services Centre which will provide numerous services including counseling support, medical services, life skills programs and on-site peer support services for homeless youth and youth at-risk.
Other cities that have been successful in reducing homelessness include Toronto, Calgary, Portland and New York and Vancouver in using similar models hopes that these 14 developments will do the same here.

 
 

4 comments:

  1. So I am trying to remember what was across from the hospital. There was a small hotel and there was an empty lot near Davie on Burrard. I will take a look when I am in Vancouver on my next trip there.

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  2. The small hotel The Burrard is still there, not sure what was on this lot before construction began. There are community gardens located at the corner of Burrard and Davie where a gas station used to be.

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  3. Thanks for responding. You got my curiosity peaked, I will check it out next month when I am in the city.

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  4. nice posting.. thanks for sharing.

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