What is Boyle Renaissance?
Boyle Renaissance is a special planning area within The Quarters Downtown Community Revitalization Levy Area Plan. This City-led redevelopment is located between 95 Street and 96 Street, extending from 103A Avenue north to the LRT tracks. The Boyle Renaissance redevelopment is underway and will create a community that brings together a range of affordable and market housing opportunities.
Boyle Renaissance will meet the housing, social recreation and service needs of current residents and welcome new neighbours to the community. Accredited childcare, cultural opportunities, family services, park space, community gardens and social space will be located within a two-and-a-half block area.
The Boyle Renaissance neighbourhood will be developed in phases.
Phase I - Completed
(photo credit: Clark Builders)
The City of Edmonton has partnered with YMCA of Northern Alberta (YMCA Edmonton) and Capital Region Housing Corporation to build Boyle Renaissance phase I.
- The east building contains the Melcor YMCA Welcome Village affordable housing units.
- The west building, called Boyle Renaissance Plaza, is a new community centre that includes the YMCA Child Care Centre, YMCA Family Resource Centre, and the offices, multi-purpose programming and physical activity space for the Boyle Street Community League.
This development also has ample outdoor park space for community use.
Phase I of this important project is made possible by funding contributions from:
- the Government of Alberta
- the City of Edmonton;
- YMCA of Northern Alberta (YMCA Edmonton); and
- Capital Region Housing Corporation
The project also received valuable support and input of the Boyle Street Community League, area residents and other stakeholders.
Read more about the Melcor YMCA Welcome Village - Housing Facility or access the Melcor YMCA Welcome Village Brochure/Application Form.
Phase II - Underway
The Métis Capital Housing Corporation will be completing its new facility, Renaissance Tower, in the Spring of 2014. This facility will offer 90 residential units that are senior-friendly/barrier-free and will cater to the needs of aboriginal people, seniors and people with disabilities.
Phase II is made possible by the continued support of Boyle Street Community League, area residents, funding partners and other stakeholders.
Read more about Renaissance Tower.
Mike Holmes from Holmes on Homes and his team were engaged by the Métis Capital Housing Corporation to ensure that phase II provides a quality living environment that meets sustainability and energy reduction targets and can serve as a model for future affordable housing projects.
For more information:
Housing & Economic Sustainability
11th floor, 10250 - 101 Street
Edmonton, AB T5J 3P4