357 Birchmount Road


Construction Updates


 Birchmount Web CAM Picture

 A time-lapse camera by UCIT Online Security is installed on our Birchmount build site. Click here to view.

 September, 2016

Enbridge Gas & Distribution will install gas service along Birchmount Rd between Sept 26th-October 2nd.Curbs and paving will begin on site, and will last from September 29th - October 6th. 


August, 2016

Currently working on drywall. The brick layers are being placed, and we are beginning vapor barriers on Unit 9. A little bit of framing, drywall, painting, and trim is taking place at the rest of the units.


July 12, 2016

The roofs were put on at Pride Build, and framing is currently being worked on for the last five homes.


June 1, 2016

Framing is happening on the next 5 units. Unit 357 is finished and the family is moving
in! We're working on finishing 359, 361, and 363.



May 11, 2016

While the brick is going on the third and fourth of nine homes, volunteers are working to frame in the basements and put the floors in our next five homes.



April 15, 2016

Excavations are complete for the last five units and we have started foundations on them, drywall is underway in the first four units.  


March 21, 2016

The second floor walls are now complete and the roof is on! This means volunteers can spend the rest of the winter working inside the first four homes of this nine-unit build.  


Febuary 4, 2016

The second floor walls are now complete and the roof is on! This means volunteers can spend the rest of the winter working inside the first four homes of this nine unit build.   



January 8, 2016

Volunteers are working on second floor walls in preparation for the roof to be installed early next month.


November 13, 2015 

Foundations are underway for 4 homes on this 9-home build site. Framing will begin next week with the aim to close them in before Christmas.



November 6, 2015 

Site servicing is complete and excavation has begun! We expect to have volunteers on site beginning next week. A tent will be set up on site in order to provide weather protection for the volunteer build crews.



October 15, 2015 

There will be some additional truck traffic on Highview over the next few days in order to haul dirt off of the site.


October 7, 2015 

Site servicing on Highview Avenue is complete and volunteers are expected to be on site later this month. 



September 9, 2015 

Site servicing preparation has begun and will continue throughout the month of September. 


September 4, 2015 

Please note we will be installing new infrastructure underneath Highview Avenue and Birchmount Road. As a result, there will be lane closures beginning next week. We are working as quickly as possible to minimize any inconvenience for residents in the area. Thank you for your patience. 


August 10, 2015 


Fencing has been installed around the site. Pre-construction survey scheduling will begin later this week with neighbouring property owners.

What is a pre-construction survey?


  • A pre-construction survey is optional for the properties neighbouring 357 Birchmount Road at no cost to the homeowner.
  • This is a standard practice for any new development before starting construction.
  • The purpose of the survey is to document the existing condition of the neighbouring properties. This serves as a record in the unlikely event that any damage is caused by the new construction.
  • Neighbouring property owners will be contacted soon by a surveyor from The Keen Eye to schedule a time to survey the interior and exterior of their home.


Road Closures


October 16, 2015

Construction activity is scheduled to occur on Birchmount Road beginning Tuesday, October 20th, weather permitting, in order to install the sanitary sewer connection. Due to this, there will be lane closures on Birchmount Road for approximately three days. We thank you for your patience once again as we near completion of the site servicing work beneath the road. 


October 7, 2015

Some construction activity will occur on Birchmount Road in the next week or two. Stay tuned for more information which will be shared here as it becomes available.


September 22, 2015

Construction vehicles are currently blocking the North side of Highview Avenue while site servicing work is being complete underneath the road. The vehicles will be moved off of Highview Avenue by the end of next week. Further details about other road closures will be posted here as soon as more information becomes available.  


Pre-build Open House


We will be hosting a Pre-build Open House on Tuesday, July 21st from 7:00 to 9:00pm at Scarborough Fire Hall #1 (351 Birchmount Road).

Neighbours from the surrounding area are invited to drop by, have a look at the site plans, ask questions, and meet Habitat staff from various departments.

Birchmount Road

What are we building?


We are pleased to share with you our plans for eight, two-storey semi-detached homes and one single-detached home at 357 Birchmount Road (at the corner of Birchmount and Highview). These homes will have:


  • Wood privacy fencing along the entire east side of the property;
  • Landscaping throughout including 29 new trees plus additional plants and shrubs;
  • A total of 13 resident and visitor parking spaces;
  • Design and construction that reflects the character of the neighbourhood.


 Who will live there?


 To qualify for homeownership with Habitat GTA, a partner family must meet the following criteria:


  • They must be currently living in unsafe, unhealthy, overcrowded housing;
  • They must have a demonstrated track record of employment in order to be able to carry a modest mortgage, and;
  • They must be willing to volunteer 500 “sweat equity” hours to help build their own home, other Habitat homes, or volunteering in our ReStores or with events.


Like all other homeowners, these families will pay property taxes while building home equity. In general, after homeownership, Habitat families experience improved health, improved educational outcomes for their children, increased family incomes and other benefits arising from living in a safe, decent home.


 Birchmount Elevations


Want to get involved? Have questions?


To volunteer with us sign up here. We welcome offers of snacks, refreshments, or lunches for our build-site volunteers!


We are committed to keeping you informed of our schedule. We anticipate starting preparatory site work in August, with volunteers on site in September. Please visit this site periodically for project updates. For concerns regarding construction activities, your point of contact is Geoffrey McGrath, Director, Land Planning. He can be reached at geoffrey.mcgrath@habitatgta.ca or 416-755-7353 x 247.