Madison View Homes is opening a new apartment building at 200 Madison Avenue in the summer of 2019 (nearest major intersection Spadina and Dupont, minutes from Dupont station).​ 

 

The six storey, 82-unit building brings together several well-established community support agencies working in a coordinated and efficient way to support clients living at 200 Madison Avenue. Together, the group aims to support clients through an integrated service model to improve the lives of clients, and the broader community in which they live.​

 

The building also includes 21 affordable rental units specifically designed for seniors and families which will be allocated through a random draw process.

If you are interested in 200 Madison Avenue, you can submit a qualified Expression of Interest between February 1st, 2019 and March 1st, 2019. You will then be entered into a random draw process which will create a unit offer list. Applications will not be accepted after 5:00 pm on March 1st, 2019.

​If you are selected through the random draw process, you will be notified as soon as possible, and asked to provide documentation for all household members. After being selected, you must provide:
 

  • Documentation verifying income for all household members 16 years of age or older

  • Documentation verifying status in Canada for all household members

 

​Occupancy Standard

 

As per the City of Toronto's Occupancy Standards:

 

i. Adult household members who are spouses must share a bedroom. Two persons who live together are considered "spouses" if: 
 

  • the social and familial aspects of the relationship amount to cohabitation, and 

  • one individual provides financial support to the other, or 

  • the individuals have a mutual agreement or arrangement regarding their financial affairs.

ii. for Adult household members in a dependent relationship with another household member, a minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) persons per bedroom

 

iii. for Children under the age of 18, no less than one (1) and no more than two (2) persons per bedroom where the unit contains three (3) bedrooms or less

 

Note: You will be offered a unit based on the size of your household. You will not be offered a unit size that you are not eligible for.

 

Household Makeup

​As per the City's Occupancy Standards, each Household must meet the minimum occupancy requirements and not exceed the following criteria:

 

1 Bedroom

  • Single person, minimum 59 years of age or

  • Spouses (2 people), minimum 59 years of age.

 

2 Bedroom

  • Single person and 1 child or

  • Single person and 2 children (under the age of 18) or

  • Spouses (2 people) and 1 child or

  • Spouses (2 people) and 2 children (under the age of 18).

 

3 Bedroom

  • Single person and 2 children or

  • Single person and 3 children (if 2 children are under the age of 18) or

  • Single person and 4 children (if all children are under the age of 18) or

  • Spouses (2 people) and 2 children or

  • Spouses (2 people) and 3 children (if 2 children are under the age of 18) or

  • Spouses (2 people) and 4 children (if all children are under the age of 18).

 

​Status in Canada

 

 All members of the Household must either be a:

  • Canadian citizen

  • Permanent resident of Canada or has applied for permanent resident status or

  • Refugee claimant or Convention refugee.

 

Upon the offer of a unit, you must produce one of the following documents for each household member:

  • Passport, Birth Certificate

  • Certificate of Canadian Citizenship

  • Permanent Resident Card

  • Confirmation of Permanent Residence document

  • Formal letter or document from Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) stating Refugee Protection

Rent Level and Maximum Income Threshold

Maximum Income Threshold refers to the total combined gross household income before taxes for every proposed occupant who is 18 years of age or older.

 

​1 Bedroom

  • $703 a month, plus hydro and gas

  • Maximum Income Threshold: $36,528 a year

2 Bedroom

  • $821 a month, plus hydro and gas

  • Maximum Income Threshold: $43,056 a year

3 Bedroom 

  • $916 a month, plus hydro and gas

  • Maximum Income Threshold: $48,048 a year

 

SUBMIT EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Madison View Homes advises that we are collecting information for the purpose of administration of Affordable Housing program to verify eligibility. Should you have any questions or complaints about the collection and retention of your personal information, please contact KyleNeeb@gmail.com.

 

Madison View Homes is advising you that your personal information may be disclosed only to:

  • Members of the household who request information about themselves unless the information reveals something personal/private about another person or organization or providing that information will put any other person at risk

  • The City of Toronto or any government or organization with whom the City of Toronto has an agreement for the purpose of administering an Affordable Housing Program, and/or

  • Relevant authorities or persons when:

(i) disclosure is permitted or required under legislation or regulation including, but not limited to the Criminal Code of Canada, Child and Family Services Act, 1990, Municipal Protection Act, 2004, Ontario Works Act, 1997, Ontario Disability Support Program Act, 1997

(ii) disclosure is required pursuant to a court order or subpoena, and/or

(iii) refusing or neglecting to provide personal or health information could endanger the safety members of the household or others.

 

If you disagree with the personal information in your file, you can ask Madison View Homes to correct the information or submit a written statement explaining why you disagree with the information, which will be retained in your file.

All qualified Expression of Interests submitted between February 1st, 2019 and March 1st, 2019 will be entered into a random draw process. Applications will not be accepted after 5:00 pm on March 1st, 2019

 

If you are selected through the random draw process, you will be notified as soon as possible, and asked to provide documentation for all household members by March 1st, 2019. You must provide:

 

  • Documentation verifying income for all household members 16 years of age or older

  • Documentation verifying status in Canada for all household members

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What unit sizes are available, and who is eligible to apply?

There are:

·         six 1-bedroom units for seniors age 59 or over

·         ten 2-bedroom units for families

·         five 3-bedroom units for families

Do I have to be a Canadian citizen?

You do not have to be Canadian citizen, however, you have to have legal status in Canada. If you are in Canada under a student/visitor visa or work permit, you are not eligible for affordable housing.

 

What if my income is just slightly higher than the limit?

If your income is higher than the City’s set income cap, then you not eligible for the program, and the unit offer will be withdrawn. The City has set the maximum Household income for applicants at the time of move-in. You must update your income verification before you sign the lease. 

 

Why are you holding a random draw (random selection) for affordable rental units?

Madison View Homes wanted to create an improved, fair and transparent process to allocate these affordable units. To ensure that everyone has an equal chance of renting a unit, Madison is holding a random draw to allocate the new affordable rental units.

 

How does the random draw (random selection) work?

Applicants will be assigned a random number that places them on a waiting list for the new units. This Random Selection Waiting List will remain active for two years. Holding a random draw ensures that the process is fair and unbiased. 

 

Are these market units?

No, they are not market units. Affordable rental units are part of the City of Toronto's Affordable Rental Program where the rent is lower than the rent for similar market units in Toronto. To qualify for an affordable rental unit, an Applicant's annual gross household income cannot exceed four times the annual rent of the unit they are applying for.

Is this a smoke-free building?

Yes, the building will be Smoke Free including all units and all common areas. 

 

How do I apply for the new affordable units?

You must submit the Expression of Interest for Random Selection Form within the timeframe specified above. This is based on a 30-day calendar window. The deadline is firm. Applications submitted after the deadline will NOT be accepted.

 

How many types of units can I select on my list of preferences?

If you are eligible for a 2- or 3-bedroom unit, you can select both types of units that are listed on the Expression of Interest for Random Selection Form. Only seniors (singles or couples) over 59 years old can select 1-bedroom units.

 

What if I refuse the unit offered to me?

If you refuse the unit offered to you, your name will be removed from the Random Selection Waiting List.

 

What if I own a house, a condo or a cottage?

If the property you own is livable all year round, you are not eligible for affordable rental units. In order to be eligible for an affordable rental unit, you must first sell your property.

 

What if one of the Household members is no longer interested after submitting Expression of Interest for the random draw?

No changes are permitted to the members listed on the Expression of Interest for Random Selection Form once it has been submitted.

 

Do you require Landlord references?

Yes, we do. Landlord references are a very important in the approval process.

 

I have no rental history. Am I still eligible?

Yes. Each individual case and circumstance is taken into consideration. 

 

Can I be approved if I am receiving social assistance?

Yes, it is possible, however, each applicant will go through the same approval process. You must have enough income to cover the monthly occupancy cost.

 

If my income changes, and I can’t afford to pay my affordable rent, am I able to get a subsidy in my current unit?

No, you will not be able to get subsidy in your current affordable unit. 

 

What will happen if someone contacts me and I don’t respond by the deadline?

If someone contacts you to offer you a unit, you will have five (5) business days to respond with the completed Application Form. If you do not respond by the deadline, your name will be removed from the Random Selection Waiting List, and you will not be offered another unit or contacted again.

 

I am sponsoring my friends or family members. Can I rent a larger unit size?

You cannot get a larger unit based on sponsorship. According to current City of Toronto's Occupancy Standard, at the time of offer, you are only eligible for the appropriate number of bedrooms based on your current Household size.

 

If I owe money to a social housing provider, can I move into an affordable rental unit after signing a repayment agreement?

Yes, however, you first must provide proof that you have an active payment plan, and, after moving in, you must continue to make payments to the provider until your arrears is paid in full.

 

I am a student and I only have OSAP to live on. Am I eligible?

Yes, you may be eligible, but your application has to go through the approval process. We will use your non-educational funding amount as your income. 

 

Will I have an opportunity to view the unit?

No, you will have to base your decision on the unit floor plans provided to you by staff.  Since the building is currently under construction, access is limited.

If my Expression of Interest is randomly selected, what income verification will be required?

The 2017 CRA Notice of Assessment will be required for you and other household members 16 years and older.

 

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