Birchmount Road

  • Start date: September 2015
  • Completion date: October 2016
9 homes

thank you

It feels good to have completed another Habitat build project, knowing that, together with hundreds of passionate volunteers, we have helped nine more families build a safe, decent place to call home. Learn how you can help up build on the next project.

build updates

We did it!

build updates

October 25, 2016

One year later. Nine more homes have been completed, thanks to the caring hands of many volunteers and the support of great home sponsors. We'll be celebrating new beginnings with our Habitat families on October 25th when we present them with the keys to their homes. Hope to see you there!

  • September 14, 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 19, 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 three more units.

  • 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.

  • February 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.

    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 20, 2015

    There will be some additional truck traffic on Highview over the next few days in order to haul dirt off of the site. Site servicing on Highview Avenue is complete and volunteers are expected to be on site later this month.

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

  • August 22, 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.

  • July 11, 2015

    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.

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what we’ve built

Eight, two-storey semi-detached homes and one single-detached home at 357 Birchmount Road. 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.
For questions or concerns regarding our construction activities, please contact our Land Planning team. (email: Geoffrey McGrath Geoffrey.mcgrath@habitatgta.ca)

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