The City of Edmonton is partnering with Homeward Trust to build supportive housing in Westmount. Learn more about similiar developments in Inglewood, King Edward Park, Terrace Heights and Wellington.   

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Site Information

Address: 11039, 11045 and 11049 130 Street NW (City-owned parcels)

Operator: TBA

Westmount is a 54-suite building, one of five new modular supportive housing sites developed in collaboration with Homeward Trust and with support from the Government of Canada’s Rapid Housing Initiative and the City of Edmonton. 

This new building, completed in mid-September 2022, will be legally transferred to Homeward Trust after all necessary permits are received. As the owner of the site, Homeward Trust will work closely with a non-profit organization to operate this facility. 

Moving into supportive housing is a gradual process as each resident has specific needs. Homeward Trust and the operator will be working together to minimize disruption for residents. The operator will be hosting an open house after residents move in. As well, the operator is mandated to complete and share a Good Neighbour Plan with nearby neighbours and stakeholders. 

As part of the preparation work, Homeward Trust is ensuring each unit has furniture and appropriate mobility and accessibility adjustments. All units are equipped with basic furnishings, including tables, chairs, couches, TVs and beds. Residents are given choices around other basics, which will help them determine how their new home looks and feels. 

Homeward Trust also runs Edmonton’s Coordinated Access program, which helps identify individuals experiencing homelessness or at risk of losing their home, then matches them with safe housing and services. To expedite move-ins to the five new supportive housing sites, Homeward Trust has been maintaining a list of individuals suitable for this kind of housing.

Site Activity

Update — July 2021

Pile installation and foundation work are complete. Construction on main floor columns, elevator and stair cores, and second-floor structural slabs will take place in July and August. Work is progressing as per the current project schedule with completion by the end of 2021.

Previous Updates

Hazardous material was safely removed from the buildings before demolition. The removal of trees was completed in adherence to the Corporate Tree Management Policy that ensures growth, sustainability, acquisition, stewardship, maintenance, protection and preservation of Edmonton's Urban Forest.

The City and its partners adhere to the Community Standards Bylaw (Construction Activities, P. 12) and will keep noise at or under acceptable level thresholds.

Design Update

In 2021, Homeward Trust and the City shared final design renderings for Edmonton’s new supportive housing developments. The buildings were designed by GEC Architecture, one of Edmonton’s leading design firms. Learn more about the design process

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