Looks like they are renovating it and turning it into a women's shelter instead now (according to my cousin). He bought an apartment here (2 bedroom, 1700 square feet) and I'm thinking about renting it out from him when I move full-time to Toronto. He will give me a good deal and it is a 15 minute walk to my work and close to Whole Foods, where my wife shops all the time. We are not going to have a car, we will walk, use the subway, and Uber.
Anyone live near a women's shelter before? Is it quiet or rowdy? I find it quite foolish for the government to build a shelter in such an expensive neighborhood.
Finish and quality should be very good because apparently the builder's mother will live here too!
He's gonna give you a good deal because the reality is that most people (if they can help it) including the demographic that are buying or renting in the area want nothing to do with being next to a shelter which is inevitably going to mean it's going to be difficult to rent out or sell .... that's a fact, there is a stigma attached to being close to or next to a shelter, whether people will admit this is a whole other story. There has been one vandalism incident on Davenport and one break in since this place opened, is it a coincidence? maybe. The people that are preaching about opening shelters or making a fuss about those complaining that this is not the right place for a shelter are the same people that if it really came down to a choice of being near a shelter or not, they would choose the latter.