140 Pinery Trail


Construction Updates

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


August 2016

Working on foundation, and getting ready to put the floor on. We are currently building walls to be raised at Women Build in September.


June 1, 2016

Looking foward to starting with volunteers on August 1, 2016.


May 11, 2016



Awaiting building permit approval for Habitat GTA's biggest home build in it's history- 50 townhouse units at 140 Pinery Trail. This build is right around the corner from our 6-unit McLevin build and from our earlier 36-unit "McLevin Woods" build that was completed almost a decade ago. 

Volunteers will be onsite this summer and lots of help will be needed through the fall and winter.



Development Proposal for 140 Pinery Trail


We are pleased to share with you our plans for the proposed residential development at 140 Pinery Trail. The City of Toronto’s Zoning By-law permits the 50-unit townhouse development, however a Site Plan Approval application was recently resubmitted to the City to fine-tune the site and building design.



Site Location at 140 Pinery Trail


What are we planning? 

  • We are proposing three, three-storey buildings for a total of fifty ownership units in the form of stacked townhomes.
  • A total of 80 new trees, plus additional shrubs and perennials, are proposed to be planted throughout the site. Outdoor amenity space will be located within the eastern portion of the site.
  • We will be minimizing the noise and light from vehicle movements with an interior private driveway. A total of 70 parking spaces will be provided in an underground garage located beneath Block C at the south end of the site and through surface parking at the north end of the site.


Pinery Site Plan

Proposed Site Plan (click on the plan to view full size)



Block A West Elevation


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.


What happens next?

We are committed to keeping you informed of our schedule. Please visit this site periodically for project updates. 

For concerns regarding the planning process, 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